En­ter­tain­ers say no to CCJ “

Af­ter X6 mur­der case ...

The Star (Jamaica) - - FRONT PAGE - CUR­TIS CAMP­BELL STAR Writer

Ra­dio per­son­al­ity DJ Lux is en­cour­ag­ing Caribbean cit­i­zens to re­ject the Caribbean Court of Jus­tice (CCJ) as the fi­nal court of ap­peal, in the event that the mat­ter is raised again by re­spec­tive gov­ern­ments.

DJ Lux, who was speak­ing in re­sponse to the news that busi­ness­man Pa­trick Pow­ell was freed of all charges re­lated to the 2011 shoot­ing death of 17year-old Kha­jeel Mais, rose the con­cern that the CCJ will only serve to ben­e­fit the wealthy and fur­ther erode a jus­tice sys­tem. He also sug­gested that Ja­maica’s up­per class and the judges are al­ready com­rades.

“So the CCJ is based in Trinidad, and Trinidad has car­ni­val, which is their big­gest ex­port and is sup­ported by their cor­po­rate com­pa­nies, right? And who from Ja­maica sup­ports car­ni­val the most? Nuh the up­per class. So they are al­ready as­so­ci­ates with Trinida­di­ans and have de­vel­oped so­cial re­la­tion­ships. I am not stray­ing from the point, but I just want Ja­maicans and other peo­ple in the Caribbean to think and look at the is­sues we might have to deal with. If in­deed the wealthy and pow­er­ful are as­so­ci­ates, then they will con­tinue to bend the rule and ben­e­fit each other at will, and we can­not have that,” he said.

REL­A­TIVELY GOOD JOB

The DJ also said the Privy Coun­cil has been do­ing a rel­a­tively good job, which is sat­is­fac­tory in com­par­i­son to the Ja­maican ju­di­cial sys­tem.

“We are still far from the ball. We took five years to start a trial, man de­cide if him want to hand in gun or not. There was no video-record­ing of wit­nesses’ first con­fes­sion ... so what are we do­ing? Dem nuh watch Law and Or­der and take notes? I say, let the Privy Coun­cil stay as the fi­nal court of ap­peal and I want Caribbean peo­ple to shut this down the minute the is­sue is raised again. They want to say we are so in­de­pen­dent from Eng­land ... . Well, guess what? We might be in­de­pen­dent, but some­body else a run things here and it still fa­cil­i­tate seg­re­ga­tion and we

Nuffy

DJ Lux

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