A respected lawyer has raised a red flag against corrupt and incompetent judges, saying that is one of the reasons there are so many adjournments of cases and miscarriages of justice.
Justice Indra Charles was sworn in as a Justice of the Supreme Court and will be assigned to the criminal side of the Supreme Court.
In a disturbing bit of court news, Justice Jon Isaacs has given a convicted rapist an opportunity to challenge the terms of his incarcerarion.
Justice Indra Hariprashad-Charles announced Monday during a High Court session in St Lucia that she will be leaving her post to join the Supreme Court of The Bahamas.
An alleged rapist was granted bail, he did not show up for court and his victim, who was scheduled to testify against him in court, was found beaten to death.
In another horrific affront to justice in The Bahamas, the unlawful sexual intercourse trial of Earl ‘Randy’ Fraser was postponed again yesterday because the magistrate did not show up for work.
Senior Justice Hartman Longley, who delayed the sentencing of a child rapist on Friday, also delayed sentencing of a man who raped a 70-year-old woman, calling into question the judge’s competence.
The sentencing of convicted child rapist, clergyman Albert Alexander Whyley, Sr., was delayed after his allegedly corrupt lawyer failed to show up for the court date and the judge postponed the case.
Citing the high levels of crime and violence in the country as his reason Chief Magistrate Roger Gomez denied bail to a man arraigned on murder charges, something so few judges do. More judges should follow his lead instead of granting bail to every criminal allowing them to commit more crimes.