Nassau, Bahamas — Questions concerning the Judiciary in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas have taken a hard turn on the wheel of justice in and throughout the country. We at BP have our concerns with the courts and come next week on Tuesday 2nd, February at 10 am all eyes will descend on again on the Supreme Court.
Information gathered by Bahamas Press confirms there are more problems for the chief opponent of National Health Insurance and FNM’s candidate for the Elizabeth constituency, Dr. Dwane Sands. Here’s what we know!
A writ was filed in the Supreme Court back in 2006 by a former police patient of Sands. The officer, Lynden Harrison, accused Sands of medical malpractice following an alleged botched operation at Doctor’s Hospital.
We are advised Harrison had delayed his submission before the courts and later found out that he was unable to proceed with his case against Sands. Harrison has since appealed and the matter will now be heard. Harrison is asking the court to give him his day in court and let justice reign, as it should in the Bahamas. But will that happen?
Bahamas Press has also learned that the matter between Sands and Harrison will be heard before Her Ladyship Justice Rhonda Bain; the recently appointed judge to the politically tilt bench now established by Hubert ‘Papa Doc’ Ingraham. Now get this.
Sands is a candidate for the Free National Movement in Elizabeth. Justice Bain hearing the matter is the sweetheart of ‘Boogaloo’ Elliott, a confident and CHIEF HENCHMAN of ‘Papa Doc’ Ingraham. ‘Boogaloo’ you would remember was recently in Elizabeth along with Ingraham two Sundays ago as he [Ingraham] cussed out residents like a drunken sailor for tearing down his posters.
Bahamas Press believes Sands has ‘Trusted Hands’. He’s an eminently qualified surgeon who has delivered fine medical service to scores in our region. And therefore, our special today is NOT about him. In fact, we believe Sands is the best the FNM has to offer out of the lot, but from looking at this writ, Harrison believes otherwise.
We are told there are further attempts to throw this matter out of court once again.
- Why would Sands refuse his former patient his day in court?
- If Sands cares for people, as we believe he says he does, why would he not agree with Harrison and allow him the right to argue his fight for Justice and let the chips fall where they may?
We say to her ladyship Justice Bain, of which this article today is sent, to do the honourble thing and recuse herself before penning a bias judgment tilted in the favour of Dr. Sands.
Thousands of ordinary Bahamians know both Sands and Justice Bain are tied together at the proverbial ‘Political HIP’ AKA Papa Doc’s Party. This is no public secret. Indeed justice cannot function in the Bahamas where the Chief Justice is seen riding around in a constituency of a pending by-election knowing his political roots. And here again another justice on the bench who was a former lawyer in the office of Ingraham and CO. is also seen hearing the case against an FNM candidate in Elizabeth.
This all causes us to pause and ask the question, HOW LOW WILL THE BAHAMAS ALLOW OURSELVES TO GO?
We ask Justice Bain to look at the office she holds in this country. We ask her to take a close look at the conversations carried by the majority who believes ‘political puns’ should not sit on the bench. We ask her to uphold the HIGH LOFTY OFFICE SHE NOW SITS and saves IT from a further public ridicule.
We cannot take it any more! It is no wonder criminals rooming our streets possess no respect for judge or jury. We ask for a fair hearing in Harrison’s case. We ask Justices now tumbling the bench with their overweighed political red clothes to put on silk and save the JUSTICE system of this country from further ill repute.
Let police officer Harrison case be heard in fairness and truth for it is a matter of TRUST! HE TRUSTED THE DOCTOR with steady and not crazy heads.
Readers would remember Bahamas Press advise you of this same Dr. Sands in an article earlier titled ‘Politician or Pickpocket’.
We need CHANGE Bahamas! WE NEED CHANGE!