Letters to the Editor

The pursuit of justice

Thursday, February 08, 2018

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Dear Editor,

The state of justice in this country is a sure indication of how our leaders think and how they are thinking of addressing the age-long problem of crime and violence.

Most criminals are of the view that if they do some horrendous act against the people within the State nothing will come of it. The country is in a chaotic state and the people do not know where to turn to be comforted, as legislators, time after time, fail to address the great discord between the people and themselves.

The recent uncomfortable comment by Prime Minister Andrew Holness about Acting Chief Justice Bryan Sykes is one area of concern.

Holness has been doing a fairly good job in spite of the reality that we share different ideology in the political landscape. But he has to make much more sincere comments to the wider public for people to draw into his passion and win membership for his party.

The crime problem should be our main focus, and there should be unity at this time between the executive and the judiciary as two of the main arms of government. The criminals are laughing themselves to death with the lack of understanding from two primary organs who should be trying their utmost to secure a happy place for law-abiding citizens and an unhealthy and infertile environment for criminals.

When we cannot find the right mix to subdue the criminal elements within our circles it will give the criminals the added impetus to conquer their opponents.

Justice Sykes was in lower school when I was at high school. I wish him well, but I am certain with the type of teachers we had then he must have had some invaluable lessons.

Paris Taylor

Greater Portmore

St Catherine





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