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Barbados lawmaker calls for speedier handling of judicial matters

Caribbean News Now

by Global News Staff

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Judicial decisions in Barbados must be handed down in a speedier fashion said Kenny Best, Member of Parliament for St Michael East, as he took issue during a parliamentary debate with the way in which a number of judicial matters are handled.

The Barbados Advocate reported that Best stated, “The time has come now that magistrates should not be writing out all the evidence in preliminary enquiries by hand. There should be recorders in the Magistrates’ Court to assist them. Then we would have a speedier dispensation of justice. I am also calling further for a time frame to set in the giving of judicial decisions.”

The MP stated that no judicial decision should take three and four years to be handed down.

“I believe the same way judges have persons to assist them with research, I believe the same thing should happen in the Magistrate’s Court,” he said.

Best also called for substitute court marshals to assist in cases where there are defects, to speed up the judicial process as well

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Caribbean News Now

by Global News Staff

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Judicial decisions in Barbados must be handed down in a speedier fashion said Kenny Best, Member of Parliament for St Michael East, as he took issue during a parliamentary debate with the way in which a number of judicial matters are handled.

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The Barbados Advocate reported that Best stated, “The time has come now that magistrates should not be writing out all the evidence in preliminary enquiries by hand. There should be recorders in the Magistrates’ Court to assist them. Then we would have a speedier dispensation of justice. I am also calling further for a time frame to set in the giving of judicial decisions.”

The MP stated that no judicial decision should take three and four years to be handed down.

“I believe the same way judges have persons to assist them with research, I believe the same thing should happen in the Magistrate’s Court,” he said.

Best also called for substitute court marshals to assist in cases where there are defects, to speed up the judicial process as well