Thu | Oct 21, 2021

Violating separation of powers

Published:Wednesday | October 13, 2021 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam:

I’m compelled to write this letter in reference to the article, ‘Government, Opposition wrangle over new right of appeal bills’, which was published in The Gleaner on October 11.

I concur with Senator Donna Scott-Mottley that the two pieces of legislation that were passed in the Upper House, which gave prosecutors the right of appeal of judges decisions, violate separation of powers.

However, I must ask Senator Scott-Mottley, how do you counter the legislation since you disagree with it? What action do you plan to take, if any, or what better proposal do you have to help combat crime?

In terms of judges err because they are human, I concur with that statement, but I don’t know why prosecutors can’t err and they are also human.

CARGILL KELLY