Changing The Face Of Court Through Mediation

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The delivery of justice in Barbados is set to take on a new face as the Supreme Court prepares to add 45 mediators to the court roster. The mediators, comprising persons from varying professions, underwent training under the Judicial Reform and Institutional Strengthening (JURIST) project, which was conducted in association with the Judiciary of Barbados and the University of the …

AG Says Court System High Amongst Priorities

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Barbados’ judicial system will feature high on the list of priorities for Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Dale Marshall. Following early discussions with Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson, Mr. Marshall has disclosed that the court system should expect to see the establishment of specialised courts and the additional appointment of three judges to alleviate the backlog. The Attorney …

Government Committed To Drug Treatment Court

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Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Dale Marshall, has pledged Government’s support and commitment to the Drug Treatment Court. He made this pledge today during a Drug Treatment Court training workshop at the Savannah Beach Hotel. “This administration supports 150 per cent what you are doing. I can promise you that we will find the resources to assist you,” …

New QCs Encouraged To Become Mentors

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The 18 new Queen’s Counsels (QC) admitted to the Inner Bar have been urged to mentor their younger counterparts in the legal profession. The advice came from Chief Justice, Sir Marston Gibson, as he welcomed them during a Special Sitting of the Supreme Court at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre this morning. “Mentor them; show them the path that you …

Three Attorneys Admitted To The Inner Bar

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History was created today when Chief Justice, Sir Marston Gibson, admitted simultaneously the first husband and wife to the Inner Bar of the Supreme Court. Registrar of the Supreme Court, Barbara Cooke-Alleyne, and her husband, attorney-at-law, Ramon Alleyne, were admitted during a Special Sitting in Court No. 5 of the Supreme Court today. They shared their happy moment with Acting …

Judicial Council’s Statement On Court Complex

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Statement of The Judicial Council Re: The Environmental Issues at the Supreme Court Complex On Monday, April 30, the Judicial Council held an emergency meeting to discuss the environmental issues which had beset the Supreme Court Judicial Complex at Whitepark Road, Bridgetown. The Council invited the team of scientists who, in December 2017, had been engaged by the Registrar and the …

Chief Justice: Courts Continue To Work

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The Courts at the Supreme Court Complex on White Park Road, St. Michael, continue to function. This confirmation came today from Chief Justice, Sir Marston Gibson, during a press briefing in the Judges’ Lounge at the White Park Road, St. Michael complex. “The Courts have continued to work; hearings have continued only in those spaces in the building that have …

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 …