Title: Courting disaster
Welcome to another Friday.
We hope the rains during the course of the week and this weekend won’t dampen your spirits too much.
The judicial system in this territory, as with all other nations, always hopes to strike a balance.
It allows, in spirit, the lesser of society to stand on even footing with those who seriously have.
But are the haves using the court as a method to play games?
So much of our country’s present problems feature in the courts.
Unions vs Government.
Government vs CLICO shareholders.
Government vs Opposition.
Opposition vs Children’s Life Fund.
Judge vs Justice Commission.
Now, of course, everyone is entitled to the full benefits of the legal system.
We all must face the law if it comes up to us.
But will the charges for the have nots remain the same as the haves?
And how can the have nots benefit from the system if they don’t know its loopholes like the haves?
There was an instant of a former Swiss banker hiding close to 400 million dollars for just over a hundred clients.
And in all, she may get four years in jail.
But the man, probably the poor, uneducated man who robs a grocery of 5 thousand dollars may get the same.
The Law is supposed to be blind.
But it does see who has the money, the power and the will to bend it as they so please.