Category Archives: Opinion

The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – Anti-social and Distasteful…but Criminal?

“…[P]unishment for mere mental states is intrinsically unjust because such punishment would be a form of mind control – Gabriel Mendlow, “Why is it wrong to punish thoughts?” [2018] 127 Yale L. J. 2342 It is by now beyond dispute that the freedom of expression constitutionally guaranteed to everyone is not absolute. Not only are there the express limitations or

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A Time to Clasp Hands

  Time has changed. What have changed along with time? Redistribution of income. Non enforcement of Laws. High levels of unemployment. Justice system constipated Lack of responsibility by key sectors of Society. – Vincent Codrington A recurring narrative in Barbados fuelled by an unprecedented number of murders recorded at the mid-year is the idea the political directorate has the solution.

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Submitted by Pachamama The preeminent American historian, Gerald Horne, has argued persuasively that the events of 1776 were not what the preponderance of historical narratives suggest. They were the exact opposite he contends! In more recent times, Professor Horne has bookended his first assertion by further contending that the emergence of a Donald J. Trump was anathema to these imposed

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A Heather Cole Column – Why Not Due Process? – Part 1

The Attorney General of Barbados continues to make some utterances that makes one raise their eyebrows. His statement that persons made confessions of having taken part in bribery during the tenure of the previous Democratic Labour Party Administration should make us all concerned. Based on his own admission Mr. Dale Marshall, the person who serves as the Attorney General of

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