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Reform courts before scrapping Privy Council

Published:Wednesday | June 6, 2012 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

I read with interest the Friday Gleaner of June 1, 2011, titled 'Distractions: Opposition leader says Gov't making weak attempts at veiling plight of poor'.

I, like the opposition leader, believe that the Government's agenda to abolish the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council as Jamaica's final appellate, and to remove the Queen is a distraction and totally unsustainable in the current economic, financial and legal environment.

There is a need for serious justice reform and this reality will be borne out by the legal challenges Government will face should it continue down this red herring path in the name of abolishing the Privy Council and removing the Queen.

HUMPHREY MCPHERSON

Half-Way Tree, Kingston 10