System Judicial Tobago and Trinidad
Title: The Travesty of a justice system
Comments: Gosh. What type of justice system exists in this country?. Our justice system is a laughing stock to the outside world, especially when outsiders read about cases like the one reported today in one of our leading newspaper. In this report, a man who committed a crime 31 years ago was finally made now to pay his retribution by appearing in a local court. If this gives an indication of the backlog of cases waiting to be heard, then this nation has lost the idea of having a justice systems and dealing with crime in order to uphold, maintain the law and preventing criminals from indulging in more crimes, by leaving them free to continue their acts of criminality for decades before being brought to trial. This clearly displays the snail pace operation of the machinery of law and order in this nation. Moreover, it is unbelievable to think that we have a justice system at all, and a supposedly educated and a highly paid alleged qualified citizen in charge and referred to and calling himself the Chief Justice together with locally elected politicians supporting an obvious antiquated so-called justice system in which legal professionals all dressed up in their pretty gear but are failing to apply the ethics associated with a true justice system. The present legal system here can only be considered as an imaginary and unfair one, which is supposed to protect loyal abiding and respected members of this population, but obviously do not, bearing in mind the existence of the criminal in the above case who was allowed for decades to walk as a free man and most probably able to carry out further such crimes before he was finally brought to trial. It all adds up to madness, but as the calypsonian say welcome to Trinidad where half the citizens are mad anyway.