Court Improvements Receive “Thumbs Up”

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Improvements in environmental conditions at the Supreme Court Complex have received the “thumbs up” from representatives of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) and the Bar Association, as operations there resumed on Monday. The High Court (for civil cases) and the Registry have returned to the White Park Road, St. Michael complex, after being temporarily relocated to Manor Lodge …

Barbados Bench Bar Journal 2018 Launched

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Barbados’ judiciary has officially launched the Barbados Bench Bar Journal 2018. The journal, which was compiled by the Barbados Supreme Court, in collaboration with the IMPACT Justice Project and the Barbados Bar Association, represents a collaboration of essays in celebration of Barbados’ Independence and 50 years of the island having an independent judiciary. Speaking during the official launch at the …

Magistrate At District “A” Criminal Court Next Week

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Members of the public are advised that matters will be heard in the District “A” Criminal Court No. 1 from Monday, November 12. Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson, and Registrar, Barbara Cooke-Alleyne, today issued a joint apology to members of the Bar and the public for the absence of a Magistrate at the court over the past week. “We regret …

Dame Sandra Promises To Continue Legacy

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Described as a woman of honesty and integrity, Barbados’ eighth Governor General, Dame Sandra Mason, has pledged to uphold the principles for which she has become known as she pursues her new role. She was the lady of the moment as staff of the Registration Department held a special sitting in the Court of Appeal in her honour last Friday, …

Tributes For Late Registrar Marva Clarke

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Chief Justice, Sir Marston Gibson, has extended sympathies on behalf of the judiciary to the family of former Registrar of the Supreme Court, Marva Clarke, who passed away on November 10. Ms. Clarke was described as a civil servant who gave “long and untiring service to the public service of Barbados as a Magistrate, Deputy Solicitor-General and in her final …

Cybersecurity Strategy For Barbados

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With crime in Barbados becoming more organised and with greater threats to cybersecurity, efforts are under way to establish a National Cybersecurity Strategy to provide the island with “a robust cyber defence”. This was disclosed by Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, as he delivered remarks during the first annual conference of the Department of Public Prosecutions under the theme: Strengthening our …

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 …