Sunday, April 21, 2024

Lawyers lambaste PM over bail comments


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That’s how Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has been described by some members of the country’s legal fraternity after frowning on recent decisions to grant murder-accused persons bail.

On Friday during a press luncheon at the official Prime Minister’s residence, Ilaro Court, Stuart told reporters he had been “hit for six” in recent times, when persons charged with murder had been released on bail.

But his feelings have not gone down well within the legal community.

“It displays how out of touch the leadership is with the realities of the delivery of justice in this country,” said past president of the Barbados Bar Association, Andrew Pilgrim.

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.

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