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.
It has been almost three months since the brutal killing of British citizen Edgar George Dart in Grand Bahama and no arrests have been made, despite a $25,000 reward which was offered for information leading to the arrests of those responsible.
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?
In another glaring case of court shenanigans, the abetment to murder trial of Stephen “Die” Stubbs and another man was postponed until April 2016.
If police admitted that the seven unclassified deaths were indeed murders, the crime statistics would jump from 39 deaths for the year to 46, setting the pace for a new murder record for 2014.
The United Nations’ latest report on crime shows The Bahamas listed within the ten most violent countries in the world for homicide.
Like many actions taken and statements made by the PLP in the tumultuous general election campaign, the unwise decision to advertise the country’s murder count has come back to haunt the Christie administration.
Another visitor to The Bahamas has been brutally murdered in a home invasion in Grand Bahama, which is fast becoming as uncivilised and unsafe as Nassau.