GENDER RELATIONS MINISTER UNHAPPY WITH PACE OF JUSTICE

Gender Relations Minister Dr. Gale Rigobert has expressed concern over the delay in justice for relatives and victims of domestic violence and abuse.

Dr. Gale Rigobert believes there needs to be an overhaul of the legislative processes which have been blamed for the delay in justice.

While there are a number of families and victims of domestic violence and abuse who continue to wait to receive justice, Gender Relations Minister Dr. Gale Rigobert says proper consultation with those victims by law enforcement and other officials can ease a degree of pain and offer comfort.

As policymakers, Dr. Rigobert says the onus is on government to provide the requisite financial and technical resources to help expedite those cases.

Added to that, there must be an overhaul of the legislative processes involved.

Dr Rigobert says she is very concerned about the length of time it has taken to realize some of the legislative changes tabled for consideration.

While she says blame is not to be attributed to any one agency, she noted that it is a process which requires the buy in of all stakeholders and agencies to get it right.

Just recently, Mary Williams, the mother 42 year old Kimberly Williams-De Leon expressed her own frustration with the system. De Leon was shot and killed at her Morne Fortune residence in October 2018..

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