June 9, 2021
MINISTER of Works Desmond Bannister.
Photo: Donovan McIntosh/Tribune Staff
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JUDICIAL independence is the cornerstone of a democracy. Without it, those who hold political power can victimise and oppress with impunity.
WORKS Minister Desmond Bannister criticised a Supreme Court ruling which bans the government from further demolishing shanty town structures across Abaco, saying it has set a “dangerous” precedent that has “usurped” the power of the Ministry of Works.