The government is seeking to address the backlog of cases in the court system with the return of the swift justice program. Minister of National Security, the Hon. Wayne Munroe spoke to the reporters on the issue outside of Cabinet. This minister also addressed the issue of bail.
“Over the last year to eighteen month there’s a phenomena that whether you are innocent or guilty you yourself may become a victim of crime, you yourself may become a victim of crime in urban environs where other people may be threatened. And so our view is that bail, yes its something that you look at, but you also have to look at the safety of the person being admitted the bail and the safety of the person around the person being admitted the bail and that is what we’re seeking now to urge on the court.”
On the return of the swift justice initiative Munroe said, “we have arranged to have a meeting with the chief justice and senior justice in charge of the criminal division. We’ve agreed to have a task force to look at it to as it was slim line it and speed it up even more. Little small things, little small things that may make a huge difference.”
The swift justice program began in 2006 and than again in 2012. The task force for the return of the program will be formed in 2023.