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New judges appointed

Attorney General Dale Marshall has announced the appointment of new judges to the Court of Appeal and High Court of Barbados. In the Appeal Court, those judges are: Justice Rejendra Narine, a judge in Trinidad and Tobago; Barbadian, Francis Belle, who serves as a judge of the Court in the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States […]

TRINIDAD – CCJ President disappointed with reluctance to join court’s appellate jurisdiction

Newly appointed president of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Adrian Saunders has expressed disappointment with the reluctance of the government of Trinidad and Tobago to have the institution as its final court of appeal. Saunders told reporters following a special sitting of the court on Friday  that there is need for more public information , […]

Supreme Court closed to facilitate relocation

Members of the public are asked to note that the Supreme Court Building on White Park Road, St Michael, has been closed to facilitate its relocation to the Manor Lodge Complex in Green Hill, St Michael. Operations are expected to resume on Monday, July 9, at the Manor Lodge Complex, Green Hill, St Michael. Any […]

Barbadian lawyers to discuss developments in Australian law

A two-day seminar designed to provide guidance on recent developments in Australian law on which the Evidence Act of Barbados is based gets underway here on Monday. Chief Justice, Sir Marston Gibson and Australia’s Ambassador to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), John Pilbeam will address the opening ceremony. The organizers say that it is anticipated that […]

Pilgrim hails CCJ ruling that set murder convicts free

One of this island’s leading defence attorneys expects that more of the guilty will be convicted and the innocent will go free as a result of a recent ruling by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), which ordered the release of two convicted Barbadian killers. Queen’s Counsel Andrew Pilgrim, who represented Vincent Edwards and Richard […]

Judgment reserved in police promotions case

The Court of Appeal Thursday reserved judgment in the case of 14 police officers who are claiming that were bypassed for promotions within the Royal Barbados Police Force five years ago. However, even as the panel of judges led by Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson weigh their decision, the lawmen’s attorney is already recommending how they […]

UPDATE: PM takes on Comissiong

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart is fighting back against social activist David Comissiong’s move to stop the controversial construction of the US$100 million Hyatt Centric hotel on Bay Street. Comissiong, meantime, has done some counterpunching of his own in response to a member of Stuart’s Cabinet referring to him as “an enemy of the state”. Stuart, […]


A 41-year-old female attorney-at-law was Tuesday suspended from practising law in Barbados for 18 months, after she was found guilty of professional misconduct. Tuesday, the Court of Appeal handed down the decision against Allison Helen Alexander-Lovell of No. 140 Breezy Hill, Halton, St Philip, who was released on $50,000 bail with two sureties in March last […]

Stuart fights back against Comissiong

The minister responsible for Town & Country Planning, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart is fighting back against social activist David Comissiong who wants a judicial review of the permission granted to businessman Mark Maloney to build the US$100 million Hyatt Centric Resort on Bay Street, The City. The Prime Minister is challenging Comissiong’s application for the […]

Police officer accused of two counts of fraud

A 50-year-old police officer has been formally charged with two counts of fraud. Station Sergeant Cecil Taylor of 7th Avenue, West Terrace, St James appeared before Magistrate Christopher Birch in the St Matthias Magistrates’ Court today where he was not required to plea to the indictable offences, which allegedly occurred on January 30th this year. Taylor, who […]

Judiciary gets draft gender equality protocol

Barbados has taken a major step towards ensuring gender equality in the judicial system, through the development of a draft gender equality protocol for magistrates and judges. The document, the first of its kind within the Caribbean Community, will support the judiciary in using gender analysis to ensure that both women and men have equal […]

Digital justice

The St Matthias Magistrates’ Court is going digital with the receipt Wednesday of Liberty Court Recording Software from the United States (US) embassy. The new digital audio/video recording programme, which comes at a time when the authorities have been complaining about a backlog of cases, is expected to improve the recording of court hearings, expedite hearings, […]

Byer-Sukoo: Sexual harassment laws coming

Legislation forbidding sexual harassment in the workplace is to be introduced before the next general election due early next year, according to Minister of Labour Dr Esther Byer-Suckoo. Addressing a Democratic Labour Party (DLP) meeting at the George Lamming School Sunday evening, Byer-Suckoo said the problem was widespread, and affected the old and young, and both […]

Campus Trendz civil suit still on

With the building which once housed the now infamous Campus Trendz now demolished, social activist David Comissiong is ensuring the memories of those who died there are buried beneath the rubble. The attorney-at-law Tuesday insisted he would continue to pursue a civil suit against the state, the business operator, and the two men found guilty of […]

Bar association rejects judge-only trials

The legal fraternity is rejecting a recommendation by Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Charles Leacock, QC, to abandon trials by jury as a means of reducing the backlog of cases in the law courts. Leacock had told participants at a Regional Security System (RSS) course on prosecuting drug offences last Friday that there were over […]

Justice denied!

“It cannot be right.” That was the angry reaction by lead attorney Elliott Mottley, QC, after the Court of Appeal Friday denied his request to reinstate his client, the outgoing Commissioner of Police Darwin Dottin, who was sent on early retirement four years ago. “It borders on the denial of justice . . . and constitutional […]

Financial boost for justice system

Barbados has received some financial assistance from Global Affairs Canada to improve the way business is done in the judicial sector. In comes in the form of a $33 million Memorandum of Understanding between the judiciary of Barbados and the Justice Reform and Institutional Strengthening (JURIST) project in the Caribbean, which was signed Wednesday by Chief […]