Government Declares War On Gun Crime

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Attorney General, Dale Marshall and members of the Royal Barbados Police Force on a tour of Bridgetown today. (Photo courtesy of the Barbados Defence Force) Government has declared war on the upsurge in gun violence that is now described as a scourge on the Barbadian landscape. And, Attorney General, Dale Marshall, today disclosed that the Royal Barbados Police Force will …

AG: Safety & Security Of Barbadians A Priority

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Residents living in crime “hot spots” across Barbados have been assured that Government and the Royal Barbados Police Force are doing everything possible to ensure their safety and protection. This assurance came from Attorney General, Dale Marshall, moments before touring the New Orleans and Chapman Lane districts in Bridgetown. He was accompanied by Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue …

More Improvements Coming For Law Courts

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An increase in the number of judges and additional resources for the Department of Public Prosecutions (DPP) are just some of the initiatives on the cards to assist with the growing incidents of crime across Barbados. Attorney General, Dale Marshall, today took issue with the fact that Barbados had in some cases as many as 1,000 matters on indictment waiting …

AG; Corruption Culture Must Be Stamped Out

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Attorney General Dale Marshall is adamant that Government will do all it can to stamp out corruption in this country. He expressed this sentiment during a recent courtesy call with British High Commissioner to Barbados, Janet Douglas. During the meeting, Mrs. Douglas disclosed that her office would soon release a publication entitled Toolkit: Investigation and Prosecution of Corruption, which she …

Attorney General Calls For CFATF Changes

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A call has been made for changes in the way a range of issues, including money laundering and terrorist financing, are dealt with by countries across the region and internationally. Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Dale Marshall, issued the appeal today during the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) Plenary at Hilton Barbados Resort. Speaking in his capacity …

AG Says Court Delays Being Addressed

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Delays in bringing accused persons to trial is receiving the attention of Government. This assurance has come from Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Dale Marshall, who has also indicated that Government is in the process of implementing measures to tackle the situation. He made these comments on the sidelines of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force Plenary session …

Attorney General: Country’s Economy A Priority

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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

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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

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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

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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 …