The editors at the country’s largest paper-circulation newspaper have published an article that totally rips the Barbados civil justice and court system to pieces.
The article Massive Payout is so simply devastating at showing the world how bad our justice system is that, for a moment, it almost made me think that there was hope for The Nation News.
Until I realized that the Nation News didn’t even know what the true headline should have been…
The editors think that the size of the award is the meat of the story. It is not. The real heart of the story is that our judicial system is so antiquated and ineffective that civil cases often take over a decade.
What did the Nation News say in the article that was so radical?
Answer… The paper merely printed the simple truth: that in the Barbados civil courts, an injured British tourist named Christine Steele-Sandiford had to wait for justice for eleven long years.
And eleven years is nothing… there are cases before the Barbados courts that are approaching two decades!
You want justice in the Barbados courts? Set aside at least ten years and pray really hard.
The Nation News: Massive Payout