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 …

Giving A Voice To Sexual Assault Victims

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Between the ages of four and six, Alicia Bailey was raped by friends of the family; by her father at the age of 10 and again at 15; and then at various stages of her life well into adulthood. Today, she wants one thing – for the rights of victims in similar situations to be heard. Ms. Bailey shared her …

Victims Rights To Be Recognised By Court

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Victims of crimes, particularly those related to sexual assault and domestic violence, are about to see a shift in the way their rights are treated, and how they are vindicated by the law courts in Barbados. This guarantee was given by the island’s top judge, Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson, who vowed that the Model Guidelines for Sexual Offence Cases …