AG: Vision For Problem Solving Courts

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With the Drug Treatment Court (DTC) up and running in Barbados, Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, has shared his vision for a problem-solving court model to be spread across the island. He said these courts could focus on commercial and family matters, as well as on persons with mental health issues. “At least a third of the people in prison could …

CARICOM Officials Visit Turks & Caicos & The Bahamas

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(Pictured above) Damage to homes in the Turks and Caicos Islands following the passage of two Category 5 hurricanes. (S. St. Hill/BGIS) When an RSS2 aircraft touched down at the Providenciales International Airport in the Turks and Caicos Islands a few weeks ago, it was the continuation of a series of visits to the various islands severely impacted by the …

Attorney General: Consider Criminal Law

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Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, has challenged 53 new attorneys to consider criminal law as an option. He said with an unacceptable 700 individuals on remand at HMP Dodds Prison, and plea bargaining set to commence within the “next couple of weeks”, there were not enough attorneys practising at the criminal Bar. Mr. Brathwaite expressed these concerns during a Special Sitting …

Tougher Laws Coming To Fight Crime

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Gang members and gang leaders, whether male or female, could find themselves facing between 20 and 25 years in prison respectively when the Anti-Gang legislation is passed in Barbados. Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, made this disclosure during the opening of the National Consultation on Violence hosted by the Criminal Justice Research and Planning Unit (CJRPU) at the Garfield Sobers Gymnasium …

Police Station Annex Officially Opened

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The Black Rock Police Station Annex, the first of a series of projects under the Citizens Security Facilities Project, will now be home to the Family Conflict and Truth Verification Units after it was officially opened yesterday. And, Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Attorney General, Diane Campbell, gave the assurance that as the other projects are completed, beneficiaries …

Prison Fellowship Urged To Embrace Regional Focus

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Prison Fellowship Barbados and similar organisations throughout the region have been challenged to take on a regional focus rather than simply focus on an international one. The challenge came last night from Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite, as he addressed the opening ceremony of the Prison Fellowship International Caribbean Regional Forum at the Church of God …

Illegal Firearms Costing Lives & Resources

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The illegal trade of firearms throughout Barbados and across the region is costing more than we can afford, in lives and financial resources, says Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite. He was speaking at the opening ceremony of the Arms Trade Treaty Implementation Support Workshop, on Wednesday at the Radisson Hotel Aquatica Resort. “It is costing this country, not only in terms …

Attorney General Identifies Areas Of Concern

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An audit of the structure of the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) and training to assist with the rehabilitation of prisoners committed for sexual offences are two priority areas now occupying the attention of Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite. Mr. Brathwaite raised these and other issues during a recent courtesy call from Head of the Caribbean, Central America and Mexico Department …

AG: Weak Family Structure Hurting Youth

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Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite is standing by his position that a weakening family structure is the root cause of problems among the island’s youth. He shared his view with UNICEF Regional Director, Marita Perceval, and other UNICEF officials, during a courtesy call at his Wildey, St. Michael, office this morning. Mr. Brathwaite said that a poor family structure was the …

Call For Dialogue On Health-Related Laws

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Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite, has called for national and regional dialogue on the issue of euthanasia and other health-related laws that involve the rights of the parties involved, as the region seeks to reform its health sectors. He made this call as he addressed a strategy meeting for Health-Related Law: Sensitisation, Dissemination and Implementation in the English-Speaking Eastern Caribbean Countries …