Letters to the Editor

Court management service should not have judicial privilege

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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Dear Editor,

I write to express my extreme disappointment in the court management service.

I read an article that was published in the Jamaica Observer on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 titled 'Status quo must be challenged to fix management of judicial system', which was about an access to information request made by young Stephen Edwards. His article claimed that the Court Management System denied his request, citing judicial privilege, even though he didn't ask about the details of any specific case.

The court management service should only be dealing with the management of the court system and not judicial matters, so it shouldn't have judicial privilege. The huge backlog of cases in the system could use the fresh eyes of a young, bright person who might find a creative solution. It is simply shameful that the court management service withheld the information from the young man.

It is not too late for good sense to prevail. The court management service should provide the information to the young man as soon as possible. We must all work together to fix the system.

Jabari Jones


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