Former diplomat, former parliamentarian and former editor of The New Today Newspaper Mr. Mark Isaac congratulates judge Paula Gilford on the stance she has taken in sentencing serious offenders.
Mr. Isaac told the Grenada Informer on Tuesday that he is talking in the name of the people of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique asking the nation to support High Court Judge Paula Gilford.
He added, the Grenadian people have finally gotten a judge the nation need to hand down proper sentences in the country because for too long hardened criminals have been getting away with capital murder.
According to the former diplomat Judge Gilford is doing the right thing, hence he’s asking lawyers as Mr. Anslem Clouden and the other liberal lawyers who really do not understand the pain and grievances of the Grenadian people, to not be out there condemning the judge. Isaac says he is proudly standing with Judge Paula Gilford and hopes that she stays in Grenada for the next 10-15 years.
The former minister of government insists that Grenada is presently plagued by too much crime. He said at times his stomach turns when he hears about some crimes that are committed here. Isaac said this year so far there have been crimes, which would cause people to hold their belly and bawl “Oh God” because it’s such a national disgrace to Grenada. In his judgment Judge Gilford is doing the right thing and to liberal lawyers who decide to defend “these type of criminals” and get them off on easy terms he says, “no, Grenada need judges like Ms. Paula Gilford.
The former parliamentarian told this papers Mr. Clouden is saying the sentences are not the normal but he retorted that Grenadians are tired of the normal way; they are tired of playing ball with criminals giving them 10 and 5 years for serious crimes and when their sentences are up they’re coming out to repeat the same crime hence the people of Grenada are crying out for real justice and Ms. Paula Gilford is supplying Grenada with the kind of justice that the people are crying out for.
Isaac said since the revolution there has been no hanging in Grenada therefore Ms. Gilford is doing the next best thing, giving criminals long sentences because they (criminals) have got to get off the streets. He added, Grenadians especially women and children are living in fear and desperation. According to him offenders are offending the people therefore they must pay for the actions and be thought a lesson.
According to Isaac, the public is tired, vex, fed up and not taking it anymore and liberal lawyers must understand that the days of getting a man off easily on murder no longer exist.