Attorney Accuses Prime Minister of Interfering with Judiciary

Attorney-at-law, Clyde Williams, says the Prime Minister is interfering in the actions of the judiciary by having Chief Justice Brian Sykes act in the position.

He’s instead urging the government to craft a code of ethics and conduct for the judiciary as a means to hold it accountable.

Last week Prime Minister Holness stated that Sykes must act in the post until he proves himself.

The Prime Minister further defended the move by stating that accountability must be had from all sectors of society including the justice system.

However, Mr. Williams says judges already have a system of accountability.

He says despite the Prime Minister saying otherwise, his actions are tantamount to judicial interference.

Meanwhile, Attorney Emily Shields disagrees that Prime Minister Holness is meddling in the affairs of the judiciary. She says the Prime Minister is only concerned with the administrative actions of the Judiciary.