I am always for awarding merit to people who have contributed significantly to the Barbadian society, especially people like Sir Frank Alleyne, whom I know of and have heard many a times contributing to our dear society.
Then along comes Marston Gibson, now Sir Marston, whom I haven’t heard of prior to his becoming the Chief Justice. I am in my mid 50s and have been around long enough to know when you have contributed significantly to our society; so this begs the question:
How can someone whom, according to your write up, lived in the United States for 22 years, be worthy of such a reward?
As far as I can see, he was not working as an ambassador or foreign diplomat. He was a [player] in another country’s legal system. How does that become a contribution to our legal system and society? Please tell me!
— Mark Riley