• Today
    August 08

  • 02:12 PM

Divorce fix

ANTOINETTE CONNELL, antoinetteconnell@nationnews.com

Added 03 December 2019


Attorney General Dale Marshall (FILE)

Authorities are hastening to correct an error in the court system which left hundreds of couples believing they were divorced, when they were not.

In some cases, the individuals had gone on to remarry.

Yesterday, the House of Assembly debated a retroactive change in the law that would correct the mistake and make the divorces valid.

In introducing the Family Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2019, Attorney General Dale Marshall said that the Master of the Supreme Court did not have the power to grant the divorces for more than ten years, even though the title-holder was doing so. (AC)

Subscribe now to our eNATION edition for the full story.

For the latest stories and breaking news updates download the Nationnews apps for iOS and Android. 


Dos and Donts

Welcome to our discussion forum here on nationnews.com. We encourage lively debate, but we also urge you to take note of the following:

  • Stay on topic – This helps keep the thread focused on the discussion at hand. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.
  • Be respectful – Meeting differences of opinion with civil discussion encourages multiple perspectives and a positive commenting environment.
  • Do not type in capitals – In addition to being considered “shouting” it is also difficult to read.
  • All comments will be moderated – Given the volume of comments each day, this may take some time. So please be patient.
  • We reserve the right to remove comments – Comments that we find to be abusive, spam, libellous, hateful, off-topic or harassing may be removed.
  • Reproduction of comments – Some of your comments may be reproduced on the website or in our daily newspapers. We will use the handle, not your email address.
  • Do not advertise – Please contact our Advertising Department.
  • Contact our Online Editor if you have questions or concerns.
  • Read our full Commenting Policy and Terms of Use.
comments powered by Disqus


Is enough done to mark Emancipation Day in Barbados?