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Vowing to fight for justice reform

Published:Thursday | October 13, 2016 | 12:00 AM


CVM Television aired a story on its News Watch programme on Tuesday in which Kimberley Mais vowed to reform the justice system in Jamaica.

She is unhappy with the lengthy delays experienced in bringing resolution to a matter in which her brother was killed, allegedly by the driver of a BMW X6 motor vehicle, in questionable circumstances.

She is not the first to be making the call for the reform of our justice system. Indeed, the very justice minister, Delroy Chuck, has been advancing the same call.

I doubt, though, that the reform agenda will pick up the kind of traction needed unless we begin to fight for it before our relatives gets affected. If we can change our approach to one in which our collective strength is brought to bear, before the maladies of the ailing system affects us personally, then we all stand a better chance of realising tangible change.

Derrick D