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Golding Responds to Judges' issues

Published:Monday | June 12, 2017 | 11:38 AM

Opposition Senator, Mark Golding, says Jamaica could be heading towards a constitutional crisis if the government fails to immediately settle outstanding payments to judges. 

Senator Golding has harshly criticised the Government for allowing judges' frustration to reach what he calls breaking point.

He says the situation is both unprecedented and dangerous. 

Senator Golding also says the government's continued non-responsiveness to the matter shows its lack of regard for the judiciary and the government's incompetence in dealing with important matters of governance.

He says the Judiciary Act was enacted to avoid situations such as this one, by establishing an Independent Commission review and to recommend an updated package of emoluments for judges every three years.