Daily Archives: April 1, 2006

Justices of the Peace – How Many In Barbados?

How many Justices of the Peace have been appointed by the Government of Barbados to perform marriages, certify legal documents and generally act with the full authority of law in various legal matters?

How many JPs are there? Who are they?

I don't know…

And neither does the Government of Barbados!

From Wednesday's The Nation Newspaper…

Barbados JP.jpg

Sometimes I think I'm living in some banana republic rather than a parliamentary democracy with the oldest sitting legislature in the Western Hemisphere.

How absurd! What happened? Did someone just "forget" to keep a list of all the people that the government empowered to act as Justices of the Peace?

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CARICOM Double Talk: Barbados Must Give Up Sovereignty To Keep Sovereignty

His Excellency The Most Honourable Professor Kenneth Q. Hall recently lectured the 9th Annual Meeting of the CARICOM Legal Affairs Committee…

Concept #1: Barbados and other CARICOM members must transfer significant sovereignty to the larger group if CARICOM is to work…

Kari Levitt, Lloyd Best and Clive Thomas are of the view that the Single Market could not be effective without a significant transfer of sovereignty.

Concept #2: CARICOM nations need to have their individual sovereignty "validated" by the group…

Small nations such as those in the Caribbean not only need to work together in the context of a concerted effort to promote closer cooperation among themselves but also need the support of international organizations to validate their sovereignty and protect their interests, particularly in the climate of an aggressive unilateralism pursued by some members of the international community.

Talk, talk, talk, talk, talk…

As if Barbados needs to have it's sovereignty "validated" by other nations any more than it is already.

For Barbados, CARICOM is primarily about importing cheap labour from other countries. Period.

Read the Professor's full lecture at the Government of Jamaica Information Services website.

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Wild Barbados – Archer’s Bay

Marcus & Shona Share A Secret Place in Barbados

So many of our visitors to Barbados never seem to get away from the major tourist areas. They spend all their time drinking rum punch and sunbathing within shouting distance of their hotel – and never see the best parts of of the island…. Wild Barbados in the north and east.

Away from the bustle of Bridgetown and the crowded roads on the west coast, you can still find the Barbados of my youth – a lonely bay where sea spray cleans the air and the waves boom as they smash into undercut cliffs. And nearby, a secret little beach surrounded by cool green forest, with not a footprint in the sand for weeks. It is all there if you know where to look…

Shona – Remember when we first met?

Come again with me to Archer's Bay. We can borrow a car for the day and I'll pack us something to eat – or we can stop along the way and pick up some grilled flying fish and rice. Even on a week end there will be no one else there. At tide out we can walk through the forest and follow the path down to the hidden beach. Our beach.

How about it? Click on the photo and come with me now…

Barbados Archers Bay.jpg

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