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by A. Wilson
There is a Minister of Social care. There is a plethora of ministers responsible for finance. There is an Attorney General. There are consultants tripping over each other on huge salaries.
There is a Chief Justice.
There are agencies that oversee and regulate the workings of insurance companies. With all of these agencies and personalities and arms of government, could someone please tell me why it takes so long for insurance companies to settle claims?
Could someone tell me why these matters get hold up in the court system for so long when all the parties to the proceedings are alive and live in Barbados?
Can someone tell me why do long-suffering Bajans have to wait until they are dying [or afterwards] to get compensation?
I was injured in an accident 15 years ago and have a disability as a result. This matter reached the law courts after the insurance company had pussy-footed for years.
Now the case is just catching cobwebs in the system and I am fast reaching the point when compensation will mean nothing
to a corpse.
My situation, I understand is the rule in Barbados, not the exception. Unless you have friend in the political system or judicial system, the likelihood of swift justice/compensation is remote.
This is not good enough and it pains me that Bajans do not address these matters nor create a stink about them in their own interests and that of their offspring.
But call a general election tomorrow and they run about fervently behind politicians like idiots who then swiftly forget them when they achieve their goals. I am sick and tired of this place.