Judges from the Appeal Court chip away at the moral fabric of society and continue to backlog the courts by ordering re-sentencing and allowing unnecessary appeals that waste court time.
Former Assistant Commissioner of Police, Paul Thompson says there are far too many things that stand in the way of a trial starting and ending as early as it should, with the main problem being lawyers.
Andrew Allen highlights the obvious and insidious connection between the levels of violence in the Bahamas today and the ineptitude of a Judiciary that continues to release violent criminals to reoffend while on bail.
We are not seeing the swift justice that the attorney general talks so passionately about but rather we are seeing another kind of swift justice being implemented by these gun wielding thugs. But what can be done? Is all lost?
If the justice system can be faulted for creating setbacks to the crime fight due to back logs, what sort of effect does similarly slow system of police tribunals have on the crime fight?
Minister of State for Legal Affairs Damian Gomez yesterday tabled proposed amendments to the Juries Act, which aim to “improve the efficiency of criminal trials”.
Legal shenanigans have caused the sentencing of a man, who was unanimously convicted of a double murder, to be delayed by another five weeks.
The Bahamas Hotel Catering and Allied Workers Union (BHCAWU) is awaiting a decision from the Court of Appeal that could have devastating consequences for its members.
Four men accused of rape allegedly intimidated the complainant and others to the extent that witnesses would show up for court and the rapists walked free… to rape again.