Mon | Dec 10, 2018

Why so quick to divest justice to US?

Published:Tuesday | January 9, 2018 | 6:33 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

Jamaica is not a client province of the United States, therefore, why should the justice minister, Delroy Chuck, appear to be so pleased to proclaim his willingness to sign extradition requests from the United States "in an hour"?

The inability of the Jamaican courts to mete out justice to those who have been found guilty of crimes and wrongdoing ought to be a source of sadness and national shame.

The United States rarely extradites its citizens for punishment in foreign jurisdictions, and this ought to be an example to the Jamaican authorities.

Moreover, Jamaican men are accused by the United States of lotto-related grand larceny. The Jamaican people really should be insistent that this sort of non-violent wrongdoing ought to easily fall under the adjudication of local authorities in order to help Jamaicans to have confidence in their judiciary.

CHAKA ARTWELL

artwellworldwide@googlemail.com

Oxford, England