Caribbean overwhelmed by drugs ogre, Griffith says

- legal architecture not snaring ‘big fish’

“The inability of the system to meet the test of the law which the system itself has established,” is a major impediment to overcoming the crime and security challenges, notably the drug challenge, confronting Guyana and the rest of the region, Guyanese-born regional security specialist Dr Ivelaw Griffith told the Stabroek News in an interview on Monday last.

“The reality is that the overarching architecture of our societies is one of democracy and the rule of law which means that you have got to be able to win against the big fish in the courts,” Dr Griffith said.

And according to the Guyanese-born academic, the inability of government to secure convictions in major criminal cases …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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