Allyson Maynard Gibson’s defense of the controversial ICB lacks credibility as she states that the authority for the above would be placed “solely in the hands of the Independent Judiciary.”
This is laughable as the government has openly shown their disdain, disrespect & disregard for the Judiciary by their recent attacks on sitting Supreme Court Justice Indra Charles for her rulings on Jerome Fitzgerald’s controversial tabling of private & personal emails in the HOA under the guise of Parliamentary Privilege.
She opined that the Bill would be an important anti-crime tool, perhaps, if it were directed against the right group of criminals. The governments mishandling of the FOIA and their continued meddling in the administration of the RBPF does not instill confidence and, in my opinion, the bill if passed into law, would be subject to abuse by politicians using it as a tool for the victimization of political opponents, private businesses and citizenry alike.
She also claimed that the Bill would enhance the privacy of citizens rather than encroach upon it. The question begs, considering the above, whose privacy would really be enhanced, the governments or ours?
February 14, 2017