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The Investor and Compulsory Acquisition - Barbados Law

Posted on Fri November 02, 2012 | By Michael Alleyne, Attorney-at-Law

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For the average Barbadian citizen, most encounters with the powers of the Crown are limited to fixing roads, maintaining order and things of the like, nothing alarming at all. However, occasionally, citizens come face to face with the awesome power of the state, when they receive a notice expressed in some legal jargon, informing them that their land is to be acquired for some public purpose.