We give credit to Barbados Today for highlighting this grave injustice meted out to Kobia Jamal Robinson by Director of Public Prosecutions Charles Leacock. The idea that a person charged with a crime in Barbados has to wait for three years to have their case heard is embarrassing and wrong. The fact others have had to be on remand for longer than three years confirms what BU has been commenting for several years – see Tales from the Courts.
We have two issues the authorities must resolve with dispatch:
- A heavy backlog of cases in the Barbados Courts
- A Director of Public Prosecutions who is unable to ready cases for trial in a timely manner despite the backlog of cases
A reminder to Leacock – JUSTICE delayed is JUSTICE denied!