Jippy Doyle Goes To Prison
On the 27 May 2008 BU published a blog titled Sir Richard Cheltenham’s Vanishing Act In The Jippy Doyle Affair. We were higly critical of Sir Richard Cheltenham for the role he played in frustrating the system which saw the Jippy Doyle Case delayed for seven long years. It must have been gratifying for the victim of the rape when he was today unanimously found guilty by a jury of his peers comprised of five women and four men.
The BU household can only sympathize with the 13 year old victim at the time. The mental disequilibrium she must have suffered in the intervening seven years we can only describe as undeserving. We are told that Jippy Doyle has been remanded to Dodds where our new prison is located. We take this opportunity to urge Chief Justice David Simmons to initiate an investigation into why this case was stretched-out over seven years. We also would encourage the victim to initiate legal action against the relevant government entity to redress an obvious wrong.
There is another famous case in the local court system which is approaching one year, the case of Roy Morris will be monitored in the blogosphere to ascertain if it follows the path of Jippy Doyle. In light of the discussion around Barbados about corruption in high places, we are expectant that several other high-profile cases will feature in the coming weeks and months.