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Barbados To Make All Laws Available Online

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
02 July, 2015

Barbados has announced that all of its laws will soon be made available online on the Government website.

617 statutes, 740 pieces of subsidiary legislation, and 549 annuals that were prepared in 2009/2011 have already been converted to digital format. Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite said the laws are being consolidated and made available to the public through the Improved Access to Justice Project (IMPACT).

The project will also seek to include Caribbean Community legislation and treaty texts. In addition, judgments from the Supreme Court of Barbados and the island's Court of Appeal will be released online, along with relevant Caribbean Court of Justice decisions.

Brathwaite said: "It is our hope that in the very near future, we [will] have all the laws of Barbados online and up-to-date. This project is not only for Barbadians, but also the wider world, so people will be able to access all our laws online."

"We are seeing more and more hits on the website, which is consistent with the average person paying more attention to what is happening within the legal sphere and they want to have quick and easy access to information."

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