When liveli­hoods are at stake ju­di­ciary should en­sure swift de­liv­ery of de­ci­sions

Stabroek News - - LETTERS -

Dear Ed­i­tor, I have noted the let­ter in the Stabroek News of Oc­to­ber 28, 2017 by

Reg­is­trar of the Supreme Court Sueanna Lovell. In it she ex­plained why it was tak­ing so long to de­liver the judg­ment to the farm­ers from Seafield.

She ex­plained that the Hon­ourable Jus­tice Cum­mings-Ed­wards was ready to de­liver the judg­ment. How­ever, the At­tor­ney Gen­eral (AG) re­quested ad­di­tional time.

My crit­i­cism of that is that when peo­ple’s liveli­hoods are at stake the hon­ourable judge should not tol­er­ate th­ese reg­u­lar ex­ten­sions of time. She should have been firm and not al­low the AG to de­lay the dis­pens­ing of jus­tice.

Af­ter all, those farm­ers have chil­dren and com­mit­ments and can­not put their lives on hold.

The sloth in the giv­ing of de­ci­sions over the years has been cre­at­ing havoc for or­di­nary work­ers and farm­ers. It is a big prob­lem for busi­ness peo­ple as well.

I urge the ju­di­ciary to be much more timely in this re­gard. Peo­ple should not be made to suf­fer.

Yours faith­fully, Don­ald Ramo­tar For­mer Pres­i­dent

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