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PM’s call for quick justice

CARLOS ATWELL, ​[email protected]

PM’s call for quick justice

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If all goes to plan, no one accused of murder in Barbados will ever be granted bail again.

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley voiced her displeasure yesterday at the occurrence during the official opening ceremony for the $14 million Hastings/Worthing Police Station in Christ Church.

She said the notion that “persons can be on bail for murder is so repugnant to me that I can’t even begin to understand how a person who is on bail for murder can be charged for another murder.

“We have agreed there must be an aggressive approach to the hearing of murder and gun cases in order to let people know there are consequences to their actions.

“To be fair to the defendant, what is required is quick justice; and to that extent the Government has made available the resources so there is no excuse for us not to be able to turn around a murder case or a serious criminal case, in particular a gun-related crime, within six to nine months of the charging of the accused person,” she said. (CA)

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