Law Commission Planned For Barbados

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The establishment of a Law Commission is on the cards for Barbados, as Government seeks to constantly update the island’s legislation. This was highlighted by Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Dale Marshall, during a recent courtesy call with United States Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Linda Taglialatela. Permanent Secretary, Yvette Goddard and Deputy Permanent Secretary, Charles …

UWI Proposes Law School For Barbados

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A proposal for Barbados to establish its own law school has been put forward by Principal of The University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill Campus, Professor Eudine Barriteau. She tabled this proposal during a courtesy call with Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Dale Marshall; Permanent Secretary, Yvette Goddard; and Deputy Permanent Secretary, Charles Piggott, at the …

Reducing The Backlog Of Court Cases

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With approximately 950 criminal cases before the High Court, some of which were outstanding from 2003, Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Dale Marshall, has made it clear that changes have to be made. Among the options being examined are mediation for civil cases; abandoning older cases; and maximum sentence indications (guilty pleas). These issues came to the fore …

High Court Date On Monday

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Persons waiting to have their criminal matters heard by the High Court will have their day in court from Monday, June 25. That’s when the High Court will resume hearing criminal cases from the new District “D” Police Station at Cane Garden, St. Thomas complex. Criminal Courts No. 1 & 2, the Juvenile Court, the Coroner’s Court and its office …

Court Repairs To Cost Government Millions

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It will cost Government an estimated $2.5 million to execute repairs on the Supreme Court Complex on White Park Road, St. Michael. And, Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Dale Marshall, is of the view that after less than 10 years in establishment, there was “no good reason” why the building should be overrun with mould to the extent …

AG Says Court System High Amongst Priorities

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Barbados’ judicial system will feature high on the list of priorities for Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Dale Marshall. Following early discussions with Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson, Mr. Marshall has disclosed that the court system should expect to see the establishment of specialised courts and the additional appointment of three judges to alleviate the backlog. The Attorney …

Government Committed To Drug Treatment Court

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Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Dale Marshall, has pledged Government’s support and commitment to the Drug Treatment Court. He made this pledge today during a Drug Treatment Court training workshop at the Savannah Beach Hotel. “This administration supports 150 per cent what you are doing. I can promise you that we will find the resources to assist you,” …

Amendments On The Cards For Constitution

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One of the first orders of business when Parliament meets next week will be to amend aspects of the Barbados Constitution to allow citizens not resident here to be sworn in as Senators. Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Dale Marshall, flagged the issue during a press conference following the swearing in of 10 of the 12 Government Senators …