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‘Judge Alone Trials’ Under Consideration For Barbados


(Barbados Today) Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Dale Marshall, is awaiting further dialogue with members of the Bench and Bar on the possibility of implementing Judge Alone Trials in Barbados.

He made this disclosure after the swearing in of Barbados’ fifth Chief Justice, Patterson Cheltenham, by Governor-General Dame Sandra Mason at Government House on Saturday.

Marshall indicated that the matter was first raised by former Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson, who retired before it could be properly explored.

However, the Attorney General noted that one advantage of a Judge Alone Trial was that it would eliminate the need for a jury.

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