CJ hits back
We don’t need a public fight, let’s work it out.
That, essentially, was Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson’s message to the Bar Association of Barbados yesterday in response to their pending move to take him to court for failing to hold meetings of the Judicial Council, which plays a pivotal role in the local administration of justice.
In a telephone interview from Trinidad, Sir Marston said not only did the courts have a backlog, but the attorneys’ body was challenged with dealing with the issue of dishonesty, and the most effective way to tackle these issues was through cooperation.
“This is not a spirit of war. I am deeply invested in ADR (alternate dispute resolution) and we can work it out,” he said.