Questions re newspaper reports

Dear Editor,

Re recent articles in Stabroek News and Kaieteur News:

  1. How can an Appeal Court order a Magistrate’s Court to cease functioning in a case?
  2. How can one political party grant an amnesty to another political party for a criminal offence?
  3. Are politicians above the law?
  4. How can a government agency not find finance to recover US$5 million?

Frankly the government should view these matters with serious concern as it reflects very badly on them.  Is there any precedent for an Appeal Court interfering with a Magistrate’s Court before the Magistrate has made a ruling?  Can the arguments made in the Appeal Court not be made in the Magistrate’s Court?  Should the government be interfering with the judiciary?

Yours faithfully,

(Name and address provided)

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