Attorney General: Country’s Economy A Priority

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Government’s focus on the economy has led it to prioritizing a number of matters to the extent that some will have to be addressed a little later on. This was made clear recently by Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Dale Marshall, during a courtesy call with representative of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons within …

BDF Praised For Efforts Over The Years

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

There may be no wars to fight but the Barbados Defence Force (BDF) continues to remain relevant in today’s society. This assertion was made by Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Dale Marshall, as he addressed a Presentation of Medals ceremony at the BDF’s St. Ann’s Fort base recently. “While we may not be fighting a war in the …

Plans For New Courts; Repair Work Soon

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

The Supreme Court Complex at Whitepark Road, St. Michael, should be restored and operating within the first quarter of next year. Meanwhile, plans are in the pipeline for Barbados to have a dedicated family court and two commercial courts to assist with alleviating the backlog in the justice system. Attorney General, Dale Marshall, made these announcements during the admission of …

IMF Programme May Impact Justice System

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

Barbados’ International Monetary Fund-supported programme will have implications for how the Community Legal Services Department functions going forward. This was announced today by Attorney General, Dale Marshall, as he urged 48 new attorneys to offer some of their services free of cost annually to members of the public. Speaking during the admission of the attorneys during a Special Sitting of …

China Talks Rule Of Law With Barbados

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

The rule of law was a major talking point when Ambassador of the Republic of China to Barbados, Yan Xiusheng, recently paid a courtesy call on Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Dale Marshall, at his Wildey, St. Michael office. Ambassador Yan congratulated the Attorney General and the new Government on their assignment and noted that Barbados’ interest in …

BDF Structure To Be Reviewed

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

The structure of the Barbados Defence Force (BDF) will be reviewed in the coming months to ensure that it is best placed to treat to the current and emerging threats to the island’s national security. This was announced by Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs during the Barbados Defence Force’s 39th anniversary parade and sunset ceremony at St. Ann’s …

Barbados Moving Towards E-Filing System

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

Come September, Barbados will be embarking on an e-filing project in an effort to reduce the amount of paper files presently in the judicial system. This was announced by Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Dale Marshall, during a recent courtesy call with Director of the JURIST Project, Gloria Richards-Johnson and Regional Project Coordinator for JURIST, John Furlonge. He …

Barbados Home To Biosecurity Studies Centre

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

Barbados will be home to the Caribbean’s Centre for Biosecurity Studies, which will be housed at the University of the West Indies’ (UWI) Cave Hill Campus. This was revealed during Thursday’s opening ceremony of the Caribbean’s inaugural Biosecurity Symposium held under the theme: Building Resilience to Biosecurity Threats in the Caribbean at the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination. Attorney …

Law Commission Planned For Barbados

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

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

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

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 …