Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Is Montano Sentence Unfair?

Mr. Herbert Volney (Former Justice Minister)
How justice works in Trinidad and Tobago.  Swift & Sure

Most Trinbagonians know that Machel Montano was slapped on the wrist after his conviction on 5 charges which included assault and battery and using obscene language.

But let's face it, that was expected.

 If you have been following the case for any time you would come to the conclusion that there are 2 set of justices in TnT. According to Mr. Herbert Volney, past Justice Minister, big mouth with an axe to grind. He is calling for a judicial review of the sentencing by the DPP. Read his position here Express Article

The articles states that "Section 30 of the Offences Against the Person Act, Chapter 11:08 provides for a maximum term of imprisonment of five years for the charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm for which Montano was convicted"

 After Carnival Montano publicly apologized to the victims of the fracas. In my opinion, it was a totally lame apology. It was more of an insult than an apology.  He said that now that the hectic Carnival season was over he could now deal with this and he was sorry for something but not really for his behavior.

Now the victims learn that because of Justice delayed, it is now too late to sue for civil damages.  Express Article.


Do you have an opinion on this or with what was said by Mr. Volney?

Let's hear your position on this.