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4 Responses to BARBADOS TODAY EVENING UPDATE – June 17, 2016

  1. Carson C Cadogan June 17, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    This hanging thing has to be some sort of a Joke.

    Under a Privy Council ruling of years ago it is inhumane to hang anyone who has been on remand for more than five years.

    Barbados has signed an International agreement with the IACHR doing away with the Death penalty.

    I cant believe that the Judge is unaware of this.

    “THE INTER-AMERICAN COMMISSION On Human Rights (IACHR) is frustrated with Barbados’ non-compliance with its court’s order to abolish the death penalty, and in a hearing Thursday night, queried the delay. In a video compliance hearing with Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Charles Leacock QC and Solicitor General Jennifer Edwards QC the Inter-American Court of Human Rights asked why Barbados was not complying with orders made since 2007 and 2009,….”

  2. Carson C Cadogan June 17, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    No wonder the Judicial system in Barbados is being rubbished. Citizens are just fed up with it.

    The Judicial system in Barbados is now flaunting an International treaty which the Govt. of Barbados signed on behalf of the people of Barbados. Barbados came under IACHR jurisdiction SIXTEEN years ago.

    “Court order
    Mandatory death penalty questioned”

    The Barbados Government has appeared before the Costa Rica-based Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) over its failure to comply with a six-year binding order to abolish the mandatory death penalty.

    Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Charles Leacock, QC, who was the lead representative for the Government via a video conference when the court held a compliance hearing last Thursday, said this country has to adhere to the order because it accepted the compulsory jurisdiction of the IACHR since June 4, 2000.”

    When this decision is taken before this International body , what do you think is going to happen?

    Another Judicial Black eye for Barbados.

    As if the tongue lashings from the CCJ are not enough. And the thing is why didnt this guy’s Lawyer point this out to the Court? You these people hard earned money to represent you and it would have been better to represent yourself.

  3. Carson C Cadogan June 17, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    All this guy has to do now is to appeal his death sentence to the
    Inter-American Court of Human Rights .

  4. Rickie Nurse June 18, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    We have allowed others to influence us as a nation to adopt policies that cannot be said to be the heartbeat of the people. Why is it that the IACHR is so adement that Barbados comply’s with it’s signatory agreement to abolish the death penalty, yet they utter not a word against the USA who continues to execute condemned murderers well in excess of fifteen years on death row in their state prisons. We are supposed to be a sovereign state capable of making and enforcing our own judiciary pronouncements. Trinidad and Tobago has clearly shown to us in the Caribbean how a sovereign state is supposed to operate in terms of it’s judicial system. No amount of hot air hullabaloo swayed Trinidad from executing the condemned nine in one day, were any sanctions made against Trinidad? Absolutely not. The death penalty is on our statue books and there it shall remain as a reminder that the willful and unlawful taking of a human life, is the ultimate price you shall pay if you so dare as to murder another. What needs to be done is to enforce the court’s decision and not allow the prolong wastage of the appeal system in the hope of escaping the hangman’s noose. Barbados does not have to wait on any privy council’s ruling, when the CCJ was instituted for such a reason of ruling. I know a lot of people will say that hanging will not prevent murders, yes that is true, but it has also been the law handed down according to biblical and teaching and Islamic teaching, that the taking of a human life is punishable by you forfeiting yours. If some of you are so worried about sanctions being taken against Barbados for not complying to an agreement, that can be made null and void by signing off from it’s old agreement, we have nothing more to lose from it, we are already in dire straights. It is better that we heed to the calls of the people for justice to be upheld, than to find ourselves in a state where anarchy is the preferred means. Those who are fortunate enough to have their death sentences commuted to life imprisonment, let that be the line in the sand drawn and do what is being required by the people.


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