Roger Gaspard

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Roger Gaspard said : “Respectfully, I submit that it is difficult to comprehend how this matter, its prevention and rectification could have been ‘beyond the Judiciary’s control'” External link

cnc3 Sunday, October 18, 2020 4:48:00 AM EAT

Roger Gaspard said : “The Judiciary’s decision, taken unilaterally and without any proper warning or timely communication, to renege on an agreement which had been arrived at in good faith and by which it was sought to maintain equity and fairness in dealings between two key stakeholders in the criminal justice system, defied logic, injured trust and compromised efficiency,” External link

cnc3 Sunday, October 18, 2020 4:48:00 AM EAT

Roger Gaspard said : “From my discussions with counsel who practise regularly at the Criminal Bar, this mandatory statutory requirement is highlighted more by its breach than by its observation. According, should this change one can reasonably expect a higher volume of persons considering plea agreements,” External link

cnc3 Sunday, October 18, 2020 4:48:00 AM EAT

Roger Gaspard said : “I believe an integrative and collaborative approach by the various stakeholders is critical. Such an approach can hardly commend itself, in an atmosphere characterised by manoeuvres which suggest bullying or intimidation, whether floated privately or publically,” “In that regard and by way of juxtaposition of our current predicament, the stakeholders in the criminal justice system, cannot afford to concern ourselves with plumage preening, self-congratulatory postures, or with becoming top enamoured with foggy statistics and cloudy ‘clearance ratios’” External link

cnc3 Sunday, October 18, 2020 4:48:00 AM EAT

Roger Gaspard said : “Additionally, the Honourable Chief Justice’s assertion that the Judiciary... ‘have completely cleared up the transcription backlog in the summary courts...’, while admirable, does not at all address the issue of the numerical extent of the backlog of pending cases in the summary courts, many of which have been languishing for eight to ten years,” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, October 18, 2020 4:37:00 AM EAT

Roger Gaspard noted : “The Judiciary confirmed by letter dated September 6, 2019, the arrangement with respect to indictments being filed by the Office of the Director of Public Prose­cutions, in relation to over 400 matters in Trinidad. In that letter, signed by the deputy court executive administrator, it was stated: ‘I am pleased to report that your office will be able to file indictments for any of the 402 committals at the various criminal high court registries in the same manner in which you received same’. (sic) The Judiciary again confirmed that the arrangement remained in relation to the 65 committal proceedings from the Tobago District by letter dated September 12, 2019. That letter, which was also signed by the deputy court executive administrator stated: ‘For the avoidance of doubt, your office will be able to file indictments for any of the 65 committals in the same manner as received.’” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, October 18, 2020 4:37:00 AM EAT

Roger Gaspard said : “Additionally, to suggest even obliquely, that the small number of indictments filed is a significant contributor to the criminal justice system being brought to a state of ‘near collapse’, is to deliberately close one’s eyes to the blinding light of the statistics on matters still awaiting trial and for which indictments have already been filed,” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, October 18, 2020 4:37:00 AM EAT

Roger Gaspard said : “It should not be cheaper to offend than comply with the law,” External link

cnc3 Tuesday, March 3, 2020 3:41:00 AM EAT

Roger Gaspard said : “The investigation will not be able to proceed without the assistance of the forensic audit, hence the reason I went through the trouble to retain Deloitte, a reputable firm which is disinterested in the affairs of CL Financial and Clico” External link

Triniad-guardian Wednesday, August 31, 2016 6:32:00 AM EAT

Roger Gaspard said : “since the police appear not to have any evidence which would afford reasonable grounds for suspecting that they may have committed any offence arising out of this matter,” External link

Triniad-guardian Sunday, July 10, 2016 10:25:00 AM EAT

Roger Gaspard said : “what I find happening in this society, more often than not, is that, the voices of victims of crime tend to be placed on the back burner in considering this whole matter of remand justice, the criminals justice system and delay. Do not for a moment construe what I am saying as though I am being an apologist for the system. I am saying categorically that to have persons in Remand Yard who are presumed innocent and who have to wait inordinately long periods of time for a trial cannot be justified in any society, which has a reasonable respect for the rights of freedom of individuals” External link

Triniad-guardian Saturday, July 2, 2016 5:53:00 AM EAT

Roger Gaspard asked : “Well in the first place, a no case submission would have been made in respect of this matter, not so. And a judge would have found that the case was fit and proper to be heard by the jury, not so. Well, if it passed the judge at the no case submission stage what does that tell you, not that there is sufficient prima facie evidence to go before the jury, not so?” External link

Triniad-guardian Friday, June 3, 2016 5:59:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
counsel33.33%EN04/04/201704/04/2017
senior counsel33.33%EN04/04/201704/04/2017
acting commissioner of police33.33%EN05/26/201626/05/2016
Names Lang Count
Roger GaspardEN100.00%


 
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Roger Gaspard

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Roger Gaspard said : “Respectfully, I submit that it is difficult to comprehend how this matter, its prevention and rectification could have been ‘beyond the Judiciary’s control'” External link

cnc3 Sunday, October 18, 2020 4:48:00 AM EAT

Roger Gaspard said : “The Judiciary’s decision, taken unilaterally and without any proper warning or timely communication, to renege on an agreement which had been arrived at in good faith and by which it was sought to maintain equity and fairness in dealings between two key stakeholders in the criminal justice system, defied logic, injured trust and compromised efficiency,” External link

cnc3 Sunday, October 18, 2020 4:48:00 AM EAT

Roger Gaspard said : “From my discussions with counsel who practise regularly at the Criminal Bar, this mandatory statutory requirement is highlighted more by its breach than by its observation. According, should this change one can reasonably expect a higher volume of persons considering plea agreements,” External link

cnc3 Sunday, October 18, 2020 4:48:00 AM EAT

Roger Gaspard said : “I believe an integrative and collaborative approach by the various stakeholders is critical. Such an approach can hardly commend itself, in an atmosphere characterised by manoeuvres which suggest bullying or intimidation, whether floated privately or publically,” “In that regard and by way of juxtaposition of our current predicament, the stakeholders in the criminal justice system, cannot afford to concern ourselves with plumage preening, self-congratulatory postures, or with becoming top enamoured with foggy statistics and cloudy ‘clearance ratios’” External link

cnc3 Sunday, October 18, 2020 4:48:00 AM EAT

Roger Gaspard said : “Additionally, the Honourable Chief Justice’s assertion that the Judiciary... ‘have completely cleared up the transcription backlog in the summary courts...’, while admirable, does not at all address the issue of the numerical extent of the backlog of pending cases in the summary courts, many of which have been languishing for eight to ten years,” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, October 18, 2020 4:37:00 AM EAT

Roger Gaspard noted : “The Judiciary confirmed by letter dated September 6, 2019, the arrangement with respect to indictments being filed by the Office of the Director of Public Prose­cutions, in relation to over 400 matters in Trinidad. In that letter, signed by the deputy court executive administrator, it was stated: ‘I am pleased to report that your office will be able to file indictments for any of the 402 committals at the various criminal high court registries in the same manner in which you received same’. (sic) The Judiciary again confirmed that the arrangement remained in relation to the 65 committal proceedings from the Tobago District by letter dated September 12, 2019. That letter, which was also signed by the deputy court executive administrator stated: ‘For the avoidance of doubt, your office will be able to file indictments for any of the 65 committals in the same manner as received.’” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, October 18, 2020 4:37:00 AM EAT

Roger Gaspard said : “Additionally, to suggest even obliquely, that the small number of indictments filed is a significant contributor to the criminal justice system being brought to a state of ‘near collapse’, is to deliberately close one’s eyes to the blinding light of the statistics on matters still awaiting trial and for which indictments have already been filed,” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, October 18, 2020 4:37:00 AM EAT

Roger Gaspard said : “It should not be cheaper to offend than comply with the law,” External link

cnc3 Tuesday, March 3, 2020 3:41:00 AM EAT

Roger Gaspard said : “The investigation will not be able to proceed without the assistance of the forensic audit, hence the reason I went through the trouble to retain Deloitte, a reputable firm which is disinterested in the affairs of CL Financial and Clico” External link

Triniad-guardian Wednesday, August 31, 2016 6:32:00 AM EAT

Roger Gaspard said : “since the police appear not to have any evidence which would afford reasonable grounds for suspecting that they may have committed any offence arising out of this matter,” External link

Triniad-guardian Sunday, July 10, 2016 10:25:00 AM EAT

Roger Gaspard said : “what I find happening in this society, more often than not, is that, the voices of victims of crime tend to be placed on the back burner in considering this whole matter of remand justice, the criminals justice system and delay. Do not for a moment construe what I am saying as though I am being an apologist for the system. I am saying categorically that to have persons in Remand Yard who are presumed innocent and who have to wait inordinately long periods of time for a trial cannot be justified in any society, which has a reasonable respect for the rights of freedom of individuals” External link

Triniad-guardian Saturday, July 2, 2016 5:53:00 AM EAT

Roger Gaspard asked : “Well in the first place, a no case submission would have been made in respect of this matter, not so. And a judge would have found that the case was fit and proper to be heard by the jury, not so. Well, if it passed the judge at the no case submission stage what does that tell you, not that there is sufficient prima facie evidence to go before the jury, not so?” External link

Triniad-guardian Friday, June 3, 2016 5:59:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
counsel33.33%EN04/04/201704/04/2017
senior counsel33.33%EN04/04/201704/04/2017
acting commissioner of police33.33%EN05/26/201626/05/2016
Names Lang Count
Roger GaspardEN100.00%


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