Trials back on track: Judge remains hopeful
At the resumption of trials on Tuesday Judge Dinesh Sewratan pointed out that holding trials in the old court building is not ideal but that “we have good hope.” He also pointed out that it is highly likely that trials will be held in the building for the next two months. He explained that trials could not be postponed longer than 2 months. He also pointed out that people can still smell the fresh paint in the courtroom and that no water came out of the faucet. He hopes that the problem will be addressed so that there can be water. “We will make the best of it,” said Judge Sewratan. There is very little free space in the court room where four benches have been placed. The judge made it clear that he wanted enough police officers in the courtroom for security purposes. Defense Attorney Harold Belfor who visited the old court building on Tuesday pointed out that two courtrooms have furniture and that the courtrooms are very small. Only a few members of the public are therefore allowed to attend the trials.