Increased justice for all Blackmoore says

Blackmoore said Dominica is moving to revise laws
Blackmoore said Dominica is moving to revise laws

Dominicans can look forward to an increased access to justice following the 2015/2016 national budget address.

Hon. Minister for Justice, Immigration and National Security, Rayburn Blackmoore, says the move will improve the economic wellbeing of all Dominicans through the delivery of quicker decisions, reducing the cost to litigation.

Part of the process is Government’s move to intensify law revision and law reform.

Minister Blackmoore stated, “The last law revision was done in 1990. Since then, many laws have been added to our law books both in terms of parent laws and amendments.

“As a consequence, a significant volume of our laws are not readily available- not only to the average citizen but to lawyers alike. To that end therefore, your Government has set up a Law Commission Office to work on a general law revision exercise. This will provide a tidy accessible regime of laws for all those involved in the administration of justice as well as the average citizen.”

This project, he adds, will also lead to the enactment of a Legal Professions Bill.

“This Bill, when enacted, will provide better protection and recourse for clients and lawyers alike.”

The Ministry Of Justice, Immigration and National Security was allocated $52.2m for the 2015/2016 fiscal year.

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  1. 植芝 盛平
    August 17, 2015

    What about GON Emmanuel?

    August 16, 2015


    August 15, 2015

    :?:Black-Mort,justice for G.O.N Emmanuel first and the people of Salisbury,then you can talk true justice! :?:

  4. Original Mahaut Man
    August 15, 2015

    Don’t you have any thing positive things to say?Why do you think that you know all if you think that you know all then come back to your country to make a contribution to nation building.

  5. Francisco Telemaque
    August 14, 2015

    When people like to talk crap, for show, it becomes part of their characteristics. I do not see what the budget has to do with the cost of litigation, or litigation for that matter; you made that stupid comment to yourself, and those of your supporters who are not familiar with the English language, and legal terms.

    When people speak of litigation or litigating a matter in court, that implies to carry out a legal contest by judicial process, the attorneys for the litigants first try to settle the matter out of court, if they are unable to settle, then the matter is heard by a magistrate, or judge, in most cases an arbitrator may become involved before the matter is placed on a court docket.

    The litigating of a matter can take one day to many years, during that time the attorneys for the litigants have to be paid, so how are you going to reduce the cost of litigation? You have power over the court, not the attorneys, you cannot dictate their fees!

  6. Not a herd follower
    August 14, 2015

    How can revising the laws of Dominica can lead to improvements in economic well-being and increased access to justice? Will the intellectual Minister enlighten us?

  7. Anthony P. Ismael
    August 14, 2015

    This article should have been titled: Legal/Judicial Reform. We’re not sure about the internal mental state of the all-knowing and all doing Labor Party, but we know that something significant is brewing. First, the most divisive Prime Minister ever calls for four years of unity and now, the Parliamentary Representative for the Mahaut Constituency talks about “Increased Justice for All.”
    While you’re on that topic, lets start with the Monga Freeman, also known as Omari Smalls and the GON Emmanuel Cases? Do they not deserve “Increased Justice to?” How about establishing a “Cold Case Unit” to reinvestigate and reopen cold cases? This is an idea whose time has come, but only if you truly desire to actually bring justice to the affected families instead of simply blowing the usual hot political air from another “Mouth Piece” of the regime.

    • Francisco Telemaque
      August 14, 2015

      Anthony Rayburn is talking a pile of nonsense you see; as far as I am concerned he does not know the meaning of the word “litigation.” Once litigation commenced depending on the matter it can take years. If someone is charged with murder, and their are many eye witnesses to testify “I saw” that could take seven days or less to resolve.

      If you have a land dispute matter in court it can take years, and the case cannot become dormant there must be a resolve, so too a matter of wrongful dismissals can take years. I had workers compensation complaint case against Whyle Laboratories a company I worked with; the matter took five years from the first day of litigation before I won the case.

      I had another case with a Mortgage Company called Homeq, the matter took more than five years, I won again I am back in court with another of their subsidiaries the matter will be heard in February 2016 in Court if a settle is not reach, but litigation is on going.

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