New QCs Encouraged To Become Mentors

Nya Phillips Top Stories

The 18 new Queen’s Counsels (QC) admitted to the Inner Bar have been urged to mentor their younger counterparts in the legal profession. The advice came from Chief Justice, Sir Marston Gibson, as he welcomed them during a Special Sitting of the Supreme Court at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre this morning. “Mentor them; show them the path that you …

Three Attorneys Admitted To The Inner Bar

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

History was created today when Chief Justice, Sir Marston Gibson, admitted simultaneously the first husband and wife to the Inner Bar of the Supreme Court. Registrar of the Supreme Court, Barbara Cooke-Alleyne, and her husband, attorney-at-law, Ramon Alleyne, were admitted during a Special Sitting in Court No. 5 of the Supreme Court today. They shared their happy moment with Acting …

Matters Of Crime Discussed With AG

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Matters related to transnational organised crime and corruption, as well as human trafficking, were among issues discussed between representatives of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, recently. During the visit, Mr. Brathwaite indicated that Barbados and the region could use additional resources in the fight against matters such as human trafficking. The …

Barbados & India Share Mutual Relationship

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There is a lot that Barbados and India can learn from each other. Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, expressed this view during a courtesy call with Minister of State in the Government of India, Shri Chaudhary and his delegation at the Office of the Attorney General yesterday. Mr. Brathwaite said that the two countries shared 50 years of a mutually beneficial …

Registration Department Remains Closed

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The Registration Department at the Supreme Court Complex will be closed for the remainder of this week to facilitate the investigation of environmental issues, which forced staff off the job earlier today. This was revealed by Registrar of the Supreme Court, Barbara Cooke-Alleyne following a lengthy meeting at the Supreme Complex, which involved Chief Justice, Sir Marston Gibson, Attorney General …

Police Looking At Hurricane Preparedness Plans

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

The Royal Barbados Force (RBPF) will be revisiting its hurricane preparedness plans to see how they can be improved in the wake of last year’s devastating hurricanes. And, Commissioner of Police, Tyrone Griffith, has already indicated that the recently opened Cane Garden Police Station will afford them the opportunity to call out more personnel prior to a potential strike from …

Japan Donates Equipment To Barbados

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Disaster and emergency response personnel are now better equipped to handle any eventuality, thanks to a donation of equipment from the Government of Japan. The items, inclusive of emergency response vehicles worth Bds$1.8 million, were officially handed over to the relevant state agencies, following a brief ceremony at the Department of Emergency Management (DEM), Warrens, St. Michael, this morning. Expressing …

National CariSECURE Task Force Launched

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Barbados has established a national task force under the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Citizen Security in the Caribbean (CariSECURE) project, designed to provide crime solutions through a data-based approach. The task force, officially launched on Wednesday at United Nations House, comprises several key stakeholders within the criminal justice system. Delivering the feature address, Attorney General and Minister …

Collaboration Key To Tackling Human Trafficking

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Efforts to combat human trafficking in the region require a collaborative approach, primarily focused on sensitisation about the issue and the steps being taken to eradicate it. This was the consensus expressed during yesterday’s opening of a two-day conference/workshop on human trafficking in the Caribbean, at Baobab Tower, Warrens, St. Michael. Facilitated by Washington-based global advisory and specialist strategy firm, …

Barbados Labelled A Leader In Drug Fight

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Barbados has been described as a leader in the Caribbean and the hemisphere in its fight to treat drug abuse offenders. The island’s Drug Treatment Court and other treatment programmes came in for high praise from Executive Secretary of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD), Adam Namm, during a courtesy call today on Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite. …