Business mediators receive training

Arbitration and dispute resolution as an alternative to commercial disputes reaching the law courts took another step as businesses in Barbados and five other Caribbean countries as the Arbitration and Mediation Court of the Caribbean (AMCC) completed a round of training in commercial mediation.

Some 22 mediators from Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua and Barbuda, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St Vincent and the Grenadines, and Dominica were trained by the London-based Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), with the support of the Compete Caribbean Partnership Facility (CCPF), an agency of the Inter-American Development Bank.

The trainees are expected to mediate a range of fields including business, law, tourism, insurance, family/social welfare, the public sector, quantity surveying, architecture, academia, sport, investment and banking, AMCC said.

CCPF has supported the establishment of specialised commercial courts in St Lucia, the introduction of electronic case management systems, and increasing the access to alternative dispute resolution services in Barbados, Pilgrim said.