Monday, April 22, 2024

Court system ‘can be speedier’


Share post:

A gun case that went from search warrant to High Court sentence in three months demonstrates what can be achieved by the Barbadian judicial system.

“The Practice Direction issued by this court in 2020 anticipates and states clearly that the intent of these courts is to arrive at a position where defendants in this jurisdiction can feel confident that they will see a trial within three months of the date of indictment, but in no more than six months,” Justice Carlisle Greaves declared yesterday.

“This case demonstrates what proactive case management by the Supreme Court judges can achieve.

“Even in this case, we ought not to have had to go through the gymnastics that we have done in order to get this case before the court as quickly as we have,” he said.

Justice Greaves made the comments as he dealt with Quasim Alex Ricardo Richards in the No. 3 Supreme Court. (HLE)

Subscribe now to our eNATION edition for the full story.

For the latest stories and breaking news updates download the Nationnews apps for iOS and Android.



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related articles

Female body found in well at Carmichael

The body of a female was retrieved from a well at Carmichael, St George about 11:15 p.m on...

Body found at Carmichael, St. George

Emergency officials are attempting to recover what appears to be a body at Carmichael, St George. Police public affairs...

Blackett endorses Yearwood, no-confidence in Thorne

Pandemonium broke out at a quarterly review meeting of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) this evening after general...

Netanyahu to reject any sanctions on army units

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to reject any sanctions on the country's military, after reports that the US...