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Trinidad: Justice Seepersad urges judges to steer clear of bias

HIGH COURT judge Justice Frank Seepersad has called on judges to carry out their constitutional responsibility fearlessly, but warned them to steer clear of bias. Seepersad, also a lay minister, was giving a sermon at the Marabella Presbyterian Church on Sunday morning.

“There simply has to be a no-tolerance approach to lawlessness in all its manifestations.”

He told the congregation that judges must understand that justice is not a cloistered virtue, but with great responsibility comes the heightened expectation for efficiency. Seepersad said the man in the street must respect the man who don’s the robes, if he is to respect the judgements handed down. He lamented that our leaders make grandiose promises of improving the quality of life for citizens, but fail or refuse to implement them once they are elected.

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