Category Archives: Legal

The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – Criminalizing Attire and the Rule of Law (iv)

“..that the people (including, one should add, the government) should be ruled by the law and obey it and (2) that the law should be such that people will be able (and, one should add, willing) to be guided by it.” – Geoffrey de Q. Walker, The rule of law: foundation of constitutional democracy, (1st Ed., 1988). “The protection of the

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Unionists BEWARE!

The following was submitted as a letter to Barbados Underground – David, blogmaster Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a trade unionist… –Martin Niemoller The criminal charges laid against Mr Trevor Browne, the President of the Prison Officers Association for inciting four other prison officers to desert their jobs,

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Fee Setting by Legal Profession and other Associations Left Unchecked by Successive Governments

The following was posted to the Fair Trading Commission (FTC) website in July 2008. It is not necessary for the blogmaster to cover the below with comments except to say, ‘we not ready’. See FTC recommendations on page 26 of the document embedded. In 2007, the Commission began a follow-up inquiry into fee setting in the professions focusing especially on

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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – Criminalizing Attire and the Rule of Law (iii)

The expression of a person’s gender identity forms a fundamental part of their right to dignity. Recognition of this gender identity must be given constitutional protection –Per Saunders PCCJ in McEwan et ors. v The AG of Guyana [2018] CCJ 30 It is essential to human progress that contrary ideas and opinions peacefully contend. Tolerance, an appreciation of difference, must

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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – Criminalizing Attire and the Rule of Law [II]

“Every person in Guyana is entitled to the basic right to a happy, creative and productive life, free from hunger, ignorance and want. That right includes the fundamental rights and freedoms of the individual.” – Article 40(1) of the Constitution of Guyana The first part of this extended essay last week treated the arrests, convictions and subsequent unsuccessful constitutional challenges

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