Questions of judgment

| 08/10/2008

A critical qualification for high office is good judgment. The current issues regarding the police and the judiciary have already revealed certain structural flaws in Cayman’s government and governance.

The recent information in the media now raises serious concerns about the judgment (in the non legal sense) of some police officers, judges and other senior public officials.

A minor incident of poor judgment by one high ranking official may be excusable; but flawed judgments by multiple officials do matter and, if unchecked, may lead to a loss of confidence in those officials, their offices, the branches of government they represent and the Cayman Islands as a whole.

 All officeholders have a duty not only to act lawfully but also to exercise good judgment in the best long term public interest of the Cayman Islands. If they fail or are unwilling to exercise such judgment, they should leave office sooner rather than later. Cayman’s government and future will be the better for it.

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  1. amicus curiae says:

    Judge Schofield was a grand court judge in the Cayman Islands some years back , so who knows!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Was this the inspiration for the tribunals and investigations in Cayman?

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/gibraltars-ruling-elite-puts-top-judge-in-the-dock-866505.html

  3. Anonymous says:

    Keep writing, Tim!