Let good sense prevail on judicial appointments

Dear Editor,

I have been following the circus with regards to the appointment of a Chancellor and Chief Justice for this country and I can only conclude that this country is doomed if this is what passes for good governance in this blighted land. The president chooses a Chancellor who cannot dispose of his backlog cases in a foreign land, the opposition leader rejects his nominee, the president replied that the ball is now in the opposition leader’s court and he is waiting on a counterproposal from the opposition leader and the opposition leader says it is for the President to invite him to continue the discussion. Come on, give me a break, is this what passes for good governance in this country? This is abdication of duty. No wonder this country cannot progress.

I write this missive to appeal to both the President and the opposition leader to allow good sense to prevail and appoint Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards as the Chancellor and Justice Roxane George as the Chief Justice of this country. It will be a first for this country that we will have two women to head the judiciary. What a momentous occasion that will be and will be a victory for all women in this country.

Yours faithfully,

Imtiaz Baccus

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