Attorney General And Cabinet Minister, Then Chief Justice A Few Days Later
When the highest court in the land has to decide a case between the government and a citizen, will Chief Justice David Simmons be loyal to the law… or to his old friends in government? As a member of the Caribbean Court of Justice, will David Simmons favour an old political associate who is being sued by a citizen?
We shouldn’t even have to think about those questions, but we are forced to because our Chief Justice came directly to his position from the slime and mudslinging of politics where he was a powerful presence and a senior Cabinet Minister in the current Barbados government.
Because the government controlled all media at the time of his appointment, Bajans were denied a proper debate of the appropriateness of making the Attorney General into a supposedly “impartial” judge overnight.
We are going to engage in that debate now, folks – and Barbados Free Press will continue to hammer away at an issue that needs to see the light of day and be discussed in a public forum. David Simmons will be the lead story in our soon-to-be-published next print edition.
Even if the Attorney General had been appointed as an ordinary Judge, it would not have been appropriate. But we aren’t talking just any judge. David Simmons became the Chief Justice – the highest Judge in the land.
David Simmons should not have accepted the position of Chief Justice. His action in accepting was unethical and brought the office of the Chief Justice, the courts and the entire judicial system into disrepute.
IF David Simmons has any honour left, he should resign.
Further BFP Reading About Chief Justice Simmons…
Latest articles first…
Barbados Chief Justice Simmons Tries To Forget His Own Past As He Chides New Lawyers To Be Ethical
Source: Chief Justice Simmons Hiding Witness, Deliberately Obstructing Court Case!
New Blog Alleges: Barbados Director Of Public Prosecutions Charles Leacock – Ordered Police Thuggery Over His Tenant’s Unpaid Rent – Night Raid, Woman Strip Searched Over Unpaid Rent!
Barbados Jail Builder VECO Added As Defendant In Lawsuit Against Prime Minister Arthur and Chief Justice Simmons
Barbados Chief Justice David Simmons Wanted To Be…
Waiting For Barbados Chief Justice Simmons
A Hope And A Prayer For Barbados Chief Justice David Simmons
Eight BFP Readers Send Open Letter To Barbados Chief Justice Simmons
Barbados Prison Builder VECO – Political Corruption Scandal Continues – FBI and Tax Police Raid US Senator’s Home
You Want Irony? A Country With No Environmental Protection Laws Sends The Chief Justice To Environmental Law Conference
Trinidad and Tobago Chief Justice Suspended – Sinister Politics Or Protecting Democracy? (And A Word About Barbados’ Chief Justice)
Lawsuit Update: Nelson Barbados Group Ltd Against Prime Minister Arthur, Chief Justice Simmons, David Shorey And Many Others
Barbados Free Press Receives Full Copy Of Lawsuit “Statement Of Claim” Against Prime Minister Arthur, Chief Justice Simmons and Others
International Lawsuit Against Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur And Others – Update
Barbados Lawsuit Names Prime Minister Owen Arthur, Chief Justice Simmons And Many Prominent Citizens And Businesses
Does Barbados Chief Justice Simmons Own Shares In The Country’s Largest Newspaper?
Barbados Guide To Judicial Conduct “Not Available To Ordinary Public” – But It Doesn’t Matter, It Doesn’t Really Exist Anyway