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A question for Golding

Published:Thursday | March 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor,

The staunch defence of the constitutional rights of a citizen of this country in the extradition matter of Christopher Coke by Bruce Golding is nothing short of commendable. Mr Golding comes across as an astute and intelligent leader who puts the rights of his people at the forefront.

There are, however, a few queries that I would like to put forward. In the case against Kern Spencer where Rodney Chin has become the prosecution's star witness, recordings have been a central piece of evidence that is being used.

matter of convenience

What is the difference between this recording of information being used as evidence and that of the alleged US recordings being used as evidence? This seems to be a matter of convenience that this is being thrown into the mix when we speak of the recordings being illegal.

One wonders why the courts are not allowed to adjudicate on this matter.

It has taken a long time for the Government to come out and say something. Now that it has been more or less forced to do so, I believe it is worth examining the merits of the arguments that it is putting forward.

I am, etc.,