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CJ hits back at CCJ

RACHELLE AGARD, [email protected]

CJ hits back at CCJ

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CHIEF JUSTICE SIR MARSTON GIBSON has hit back at the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) for criticising the island’s slow pace of hearing cases and delivery of judgements.

Addressing members of the legal fraternity in Supreme Court No. 1 at the opening of the 2017-2018 law term yesterday, he said: “Based on the frequency one sees the word backlog juxtaposed to the word courts in Barbados, one would believe that this was the only place on earth with such a problem,” he said.

The Chief Justice pointed out that while the CCJ had criticised the Court of Appeal of Guyana and Dominica, it too had suffered delays.

“I ask you to go on the CCJ website, look up a case called Maurice Tomlinson, look at the last paragraph and see what it says. I quote, ‘The court acknowledges the delay in the decision of this case’, so the CCJ has had its own problems with delay. (RA)

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