Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has expressed concern about delays in the court system, declaring that he’s still awaiting his day in court in connection with three defamation matters.
“I have three defamation cases where I have taken people to court,” he told Blazin FM last week.
Chastanet explained that he filed the lawsuits because he does not feel as a politician that responding publicly to some individuals is the right way to resolve the issue.
“it only creates more chaos,” he asserted.
According to the PM, the court is supposed to be a fair and objective arbitrator.
However he disclosed that three years later, he cannot get his day in court.
And on the matter of crime, Chastanet revealed that there are over one thousand criminal matters that have not even made it to the court.
“Solving crime is not just the police,” Chastanet declared.
He said that the police are ‘equally frustrated’ over arresting someone who is on bond but has a firearm, taking the person to court, only to have the court release them again on bail.
“So we have to fix a multitude of different things,” Chastanet stated.
He disclosed that labour and compensation for work are part of that.