“Dis­hon­or­able” Jus­tices of the Peace un­der fire

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

Ac­cus­ing some Jus­tices of the Peace here of be­hav­ing in a “dis­hon­or­able” man­ner, the founder and im­me­di­ate past Pres­i­dent of the Jus­tices of the Peace As­so­ci­a­tion (JPA), Doc­tor Ur­ban Seraphin, has told the Times that leg­is­la­tion has been pre­pared to deal with the prob­lem.

“We put to­gether a draft piece of leg­is­la­tion and we went to see the Prime Min­is­ter with it,” Seraphin said in an ex­clu­sive in­ter­view with the Times.

He dis­closed that the JPA has been in­formed that the doc­u­ment is now with the drafters.

“JPs are part of the ju­di­ciary and be­ing part of the ju­di­ciary we have to do it right,” Seraphin, who is cur­rently the Pub­lic Re­la­tions Of­fi­cer of the JPA, told the Times. He said a lot of mem­bers of the as­so­ci­a­tion and those who are not mem­bers are be­hav­ing in an un­ac­cept­able man­ner.

Seraphin as­serted that the pro­posed new leg­is­la­tion, pre­sented to Prime Min­is­ter Doc­tor Kenny An­thony about two months ago, will out­line their role and func­tion. He lamented that some un­scrupu­lous JPs are sign­ing doc­u­ments that they should not, in­clud­ing doc­u­ments per­tain­ing to de­ceased in­di­vid­u­als.

“They are go­ing to bring our lit­tle Is­land into dis­re­pute be­cause at the mo­ment they are do­ing what they jolly well like,” Seraphin told the Times. He re­vealed that he and cur­rent Pres­i­dent, John Daniel, are putting to­gether a group of JPs who are be­hav­ing in an hon­or­able fash­ion.

- St. Lu­ci­a­times.com

Doc­tor Ur­ban Seraphin

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