British High Commissioner Makes Farewell Call On AG

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Outgoing British High Commissioner, Paul Brummell, has ended his tour of duty in Barbados with the assurance that a number of issues raised during his tenure were being worked on.

That assurance came from Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite, during a recent farewell courtesy call with Mr. Brummell at his Wildey, St. Michael office.

Among the issues being finalised was the Succession to the Throne legislation which Mr. Brathwaite said was presently on the Order Paper in Parliament.

He added that matters pertaining to the digital recording of suspects was also being worked on, and re-emphasised Government???s commitment to completing the process within the first quarter of next year.

In addition, the Attorney General said legislation to allow for the seizure of cash obtained through ill-gotten means was approved by Cabinet and was now before the Chief Parliamentary Counsel.

Mr. Brathwaite stated that he believed the cooperation between Barbados and Britain would continue when the new High Commissioner-designate, Her Excellency Victoria Glynis Dean takes up her post officially.

???I always felt we had an extremely good relationship at a personal and professional level. I felt that Barbados had a friend it could go to on most of the issues,??? he said.

In response, Mr. Brummell described his four years in Barbados as rewarding, adding that he enjoyed working with the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Mr. Brummell returned to England on Thursday, November 7, after completing his tour of duty in Barbados.

Barbados and Britain established diplomatic relations on November 30, 1966.

julia.rawlins-bentham@barbados.gov.bb

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