The people in the dispute with Arawak Homes are Bahamians, many of whom did nothing wrong but were the victims of a broken system of government.
Bank secrecy laws in The Bahamas are thwarting efforts to recoup money that was stolen by Bernie Madoff and hidden in the Bahamas, allegedly in concert with crooked Bahamian bankers.
Police are allegedly investigating the escape of accused murderer Phillip McCartney, who still had handcuffs on when he escaped from the police prisoner transport bus through an emergency door that does not have a lock.
People familiar with the situation say that Arawak Home’s title to the land is no more legal than the titles of the people currently living on the land, and that certain members of the legal community may not have clean hands in the matter.
Opposition Leader Perry Christie has dropped his appeal against a decision handed down by former Chief Justice Burton Hall, two years ago, in relation to a dispute that erupted over Senate seats after the 2007 general election.
Only because he didn’t hire a judge-bribing, corrupt Bahamian lawyer, convicted armed robber Michael Fowler was handed more jail time for holding up a gas station five years ago.
In another move showing the folly and dysfuctionality of the Bahamas legal system, an incompetent judge granted bail to a police officer who was fired after being accused of two murders.
A Bahamian businessman is leading what he hopes will morph from a one-man crusade into a concerted community effort to combat corruption and force the Government to plug loopholes in its “inept system”.
More and more Bahamians are coming to realize that corrupt and/or incompetent judges are the biggest threat to justice in The Bahamas.