Category Archives: Law

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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Collusion a Crime – Judge in Mueller Case Upholds Legal Theory

Is collusion a crime? Since the beginning of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, allegations of “collusion” have dominated the debate. President Trump regularly claims there was “no collusion” with the Russians seeking to influence the 2016 presidential election. His attorneys and other supporters also have repeatedly argued that even if collusion took place, that would not be criminal. But last

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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – Criminalizing attire and the rule of law [I]

“The…appellants here, by choosing to dress in clothing and accessories traditionally associated with women, are in effect expressing their identification with the female gender. And 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 P. in McEwan, Clarke and ors. v.

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Court System Not Protecting Men – UN Convention On Rights Of Child White Paper

There is a concern by advocates of the rights of men that our legislators are not doing enough. The  130 page White Paper on the Child Protection and the Maintenance Act is an opportunity to defend the rights of men as it relates to Parental Alienation Syndrome. It is accepted that decisions handed down by Barbados Courts are are in

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