AG willing to meet with Bar
Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite says he’s willing to have talks with the Barbados Bar Association (BBA) to find solutions to challenges facing the judiciary.
BBA president Tariq Khan highlighted delays, lack of implementation, and inadequate collaboration among those involved in the process of dispensing justice as among the issues slowing down the wheels of justice, as he other members of the association’s executive paid a courtesy call on Brathwaite yesterday.
The attorney general told Khan, BBA’s vice president Sean Lewis and Bryan Weekes, that he had no problems meeting with the body, adding that any such discussion would also involve the Registrar of the Supreme Court and the Chief Justice of Barbados.
“We need to sit as stakeholders so we can identify what prevents us from doing the little things needed to improve [the way] things [work]. Let us sit down and talk,” Brathwaite said.
Khan said he was ready to work with the judiciary, “because it is to our benefit” and the association hopes not just to identify the challenges but also highlight the opportunities that could be made available within the system.
He said members of the Bar took their roles very seriously, and would like to be promoted as genuine partners in the process in an effort to change how they are perceived by the judiciary.