Tag Archives: judicial

  1. Abuse of Power and the Constitutional Obligations of Private Companies

    The recently concluded Jamaican case of Tomlinson v TVJ is, at its core, about power and the covert and overt ways it can be used to perpetuate discrimination against already marginalized groups. It therefore brought to the fore, questions about the extent to which section 13(5) of the Jamaica Charter of Rights stops powerful private […]

    November 16, 2020Controversy, FeaturedNo comments

    CAVEAT Any graininess or distortion of images due to original photos being the size of postage stamps and attempts to render as higher resolution. Police from the Major Crimes Unit have arrested and formally charged three individuals for several criminal matters which arose out of circumstances surrounding a shooting incident at Halls Road, St Michael […]

    August 19, 2020Crime, FeaturedNo comments

    On the 20th of September 2018 the police arrested and charged Kimberly Natasha Stuart 29 years of 5th Avenue Marshall Gap, New Orleans, The City, St. Michael that she: 1. On the 20th of September 2018 she used a cellular phone to send a message that was obscene and intending to cause or was reckless […]

    October 4, 2018TechnologyNo comments
  4. Bermuda’s outgoing Chief Justice defends independence of judiciary

    Bermuda’s outgoing Chief Justice mounted a spirited defence on Saturday of a judicial system free of political interference. Ian Kawaley also told a conference that the constitutional foundation for the judiciary was “deficient” and needed urgent reform. “Judicial independence matters because the judiciary’s constitutional role is to serve as a third branch of government, independent […]

    June 10, 2018Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments

    The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), based in Port Of Spain, handed down an unprecedented Sunday decision over an appeal from Barbados which now paves the way for a resident of that nation to receive his right to vote. He alleges under the prevailing laws he is qualified and entitled to be registered to vote by […]

    May 13, 2018Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  6. Sentencing Advisory Committee entertained at British High Commissioner’s Residence in Barbados

    Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson joined Dame Janice Pereira, Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, and judges from Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean and Trinidad and Tobago at a two day meeting to establish sentencing guidelines across the region. Also participating was Mrs Justice Maura McGowan, a member of the High Court of England […]

    January 20, 2018PoliticalNo comments
  7. Pool Land male, 20, in remand for St George shooting

    Police arrested and formally charged Torion Bryan Holligan, 20 years of Pool Land St. John, for two (2) counts of Endangering Life. Holligan appeared before Chief Magistrate Christopher Birch, in the District ‘C’ Court on Thursday the 6th of April 2017. He was remanded to prison, to reappear in the District ‘B’ Court on the […]

    April 9, 2017CrimeNo comments
  8. “Caribbean Court of Justice Pioneers New Technology to Improve Court Performance” by Gerard Best

    A suite of new high-tech court management systems are to be adopted by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). The CCJ will be one of the first adopters of a set of technology-enabled systems for electronic filing of court documents, case management and court performance measurement, according to a release dated December 9. The region-wide […]

    December 11, 2016TechnologyNo comments
  9. Business & Professional Women’s Club Call For a National Dialogue on Reforms to the Judicial System

    The Business and Professional Women’s Club of Barbados, the organisation that operates the sole shelter for abused women in Barbados, is questioning what appears to be a new policy of releasing suspects of murder on bail, and even more recently, the release of the convicted murderer of a mother and daughter, whose sentence of death […]

    August 21, 2016Breaking News, Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  10. St Lucia’s Extra Judicial Deaths in for harsh commentary by European Union (as they ignore Syrian Refugees and lament UK’s potential resignation)

    A delegation of European diplomats, led by EU Head of Delegation Ambassador Mikael Barfod, met Prime Minister Kenny Anthony in Castries (St Lucia) on 26 April. The European diplomats noted that the vacancy of the Police Commissioner was officially filled from 1 April. They also noted that the recruitment of the Director of Public Prosecution, […]

    May 1, 2016CrimeNo comments

    Chief Magistrate, Pamela Beckles, is sworn in as Barbados’ newest High Court Judge. She took the oath of office from Governor-General, Sir Elliott Belgrave, in a short ceremony at Government House. Speaking to the media following the ceremony, Madame Justice Beckles said she was honoured by her appointment, and was looking forward to working with […]

    January 10, 2016EventsNo comments

    If Ansa McAL succeeds in bringing Banks Holdings Limited into its vast protfolio of local and ragional businesses, it will cost the conglomerate over 400 million dollars. Mouttet said his group was very keen to avoid any unnecessary delays in the takeover process and had requested of the court a short interim injunction period and […]

    November 8, 2015Business, FeaturedNo comments
  13. Breakthrough on investigation of disappeared Marcelle Smith

    Police have arrested and charged Cheriss Ricardo Omar Ince of Nursery #2, Four Roads, St. Philip with the offence of Theft. He is accused of stealing a motor car belonging to Arrelius Smith between the 12th and 17th October 2015 from Farm Road, St. Philip. This is part of the investigation of missing woman Marcelle […]

    October 31, 2015Breaking News, Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  14. Barbados Police apprehend school girls involved in fight at Fairchild Street Bus Terminal

    Police arrested and charged a fifteen (15) year old male juvenile in connection with the stone throwing incident involving two school buses where a student was stuck in his face while on board one of the buses 23rd September at Fairview Road, Christ Church. Three Female juveniles were also arrested and charged for the incident […]

    October 10, 2015CrimeNo comments
  15. Kittitian Attorneys to Receive Mediation Training

    Attorneys in St. Kitts and Nevis will receive mediation training, as part of the Canadian Government funded, Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice) project’s campaign to increase the use of mediation in the Caribbean region. The five-day workshop starts on October 5 at the St. Kitts-Nevis Chamber of Industry and Commerce. IMPACT […]

    October 7, 2015EducationNo comments

    Waiting and empanelled jurors assigned to Supreme Courts No. 2 and 5 are asked to report for jury duty on Wednesday 7th October instead of Tuesday 6th October as previously instructed. The cooperation of jurors would be greatly appreciated.

    October 6, 2015Events, FeaturedNo comments
  17. “THE ADVOCATE: A Missing Body” (Action Thriller – 2015)

    Byeon, a hotshot lawyer, successfully defends a large company in a new drug side effect law suit. The company’s chairman asks Byeon to represent his chauffeur who is charged with a murder of a female student. It’s a case without a body. Only a large pool of blood was discovered at the crime scene. The […]

    September 10, 2015Cinema, Crime, Video GalleryNo comments
  18. IMPACT Justice: Model Arbitration Bill Coming for CARICOM Region

    A recently formed Model Arbitration Legislation Committee will review legislation from around the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) region to develop a model arbitration bill. The committee coordinated by the Canadian Government funded Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice) Project meets on September 11 at the Trade Winds Hotel in Antigua. “The feedback clearly […]

    September 4, 2015EducationNo comments
  19. “GRAY MOUNTAIN” by John Grisham, his #1 New York Times bestseller now available in paperback

    In a matter of days Samantha moves from Manhattan to Brady, Virginia, population 2,200, in the heart of Appalachia, a part of the world she has only read about. Samantha’s new job takes her into the murky and dangerous world of coal mining, where laws are often broken, communities are divided, and the land itself […]

    August 25, 2015Books, Crime, Video GalleryNo comments
  20. Bahamian Supreme Court Grants Baha Mar Leave To Appeal Rejection Of Recognition Of U.S. Chapter 11 Proceedings

    Baha Mar stated it’s grateful the Supreme Court of The Bahamas granted them leave to appeal the Court’s decision to reject Baha Mar’s application seeking the recognition of the U.S. Chapter 11 proceedings in the Delaware Court. Amenities will include a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course; 200,000 square feet of flexible convention facilities, including a […]

    August 8, 2015EventsNo comments

    Police jointly charged Ryan Andre Smith, 33 years and Jose McDonald Belle, 40 years of Storey Gap, Codrington Hill, St. Michael, with the offence of Wounding with Intent in relation to the wounding of Arnold Atwell about 3:30 pm on 3 August 2015 whilst on Black Rock Main Road. Atwell was transported to the QEH […]

    August 7, 2015Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  22. “Guyana and Venezuela – Peace under law” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    A search of the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon’s statements posted on his official website shows no mention of anything he said after a meeting last week with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro about the Guyana-Venezuela controversy. But, according to President Maduro, the Secretary-General (SG) suggested a possible meeting with Guyanese President David Granger in September, […]

    August 5, 2015PoliticalNo comments
  23. Labyrinth of Lies – Alexander Fehling, André Szymanski & Friederike Becht A story that exposes the conspiracy of prominent German institutions and government branches to cover up the crimes of Nazis during World War II.

    July 26, 2015Cinema, Controversy, Video GalleryNo comments
  24. Rihanna’s New Video is on the Money: “Past Due” can make anyone a B**ch!

    Polonius: Neither a borrower nor a lender be, For loan oft loses both itself and friend, And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry. Hamlet Act 1, scene 3, 75–77 Whether it was loaned in good faith, placed in “a meeting turn,” or you have money managed for you? All tend to fall under a great […]

    July 8, 2015Review, RihannaNo comments
  25. “I’ll kick your *$$” – TED 2: Seth MacFarlane & Mark Wahlberg

    Newlywed couple Ted and Tami-Lynn want to have a baby, but in order to qualify to be a parent, Ted will have to prove he’s a person in a court of law.

    July 5, 2015Cinema, Oddity, Video GalleryNo comments