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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – The Defence of Triviality

The frequently uttered assertion that “Barbados’ libel laws are archaic” betrays not only a pardonable ignorance of the provision of the relevant local statute that, over two decades ago, abolished the distinction between the action for slander and the one the for libel, thereby conflating them into a single action for defamation; but also involves making an unwarranted comparison with

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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – Broadening Local Freedom of Expression

“Freedom of speech [expression] means freedom for those who you despise, and freedom to express the most despicable views. It also means that the government cannot pick and choose which expressions to authorize and which to prevent…” Alan Dershowitz, US Law professor “As a former member of the US military, I took an oath to defend the constitution which includes

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