Vow­ing to fight for jus­tice re­form

Jamaica Gleaner - - OPINION & COMMENTARY -

them­selves. This view only adds fuel to a rag­ing inferno. NOEL MATHERSON noel­math­er­son@gmail.com THE ED­I­TOR, Sir: CVM TELE­VI­SION aired a story on its News Watch pro­gramme on Tues­day in which Kimberley Mais vowed to re­form the jus­tice sys­tem in Ja­maica.

She is un­happy with the lengthy de­lays ex­pe­ri­enced in bring­ing res­o­lu­tion to a mat­ter in which her brother was killed, al­legedly by the driver of a BMW X6 mo­tor ve­hi­cle, in ques­tion­able cir­cum­stances.

She is not the first to be mak­ing the call for the re­form of our jus­tice sys­tem. In­deed, the very jus­tice min­is­ter, Del­roy Chuck, has been ad­vanc­ing the same call.

I doubt, though, that the re­form agenda will pick up the kind of trac­tion needed un­less we be­gin to fight for it be­fore our rel­a­tives gets af­fected. If we can change our ap­proach to one in which our col­lec­tive strength is brought to bear, be­fore the mal­adies of the ail­ing sys­tem af­fects us per­son­ally, then we all stand a bet­ter chance of re­al­is­ing tan­gi­ble change. DER­RICK D Si­mon­der­rickd­si­mon @ya­hoo.com re­stored the fa­cil­i­ties and again left it in the care of the Kingston and St An­drew Cor­po­ra­tion (KSAC). Ev­ery time I pass the prop­erty, the gates are locked and no sign of any ac­tiv­ity. Is this how peo­ple’s money and ef­fort are treated? What in­cen­tive is there, then, for other or­gan­i­sa­tions to re­store other prop­er­ties and do­nate them to the KSAC, which does not have a good track record of manag­ing the city?

Since the KSAC seems in­ca­pable of manag­ing the Bath, why can’t it be leased to some­one who can do so? TREVOR SA­MUEL stasamuels@cw­ja­maica.com

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