Magistrate Tiani Behanzin says the courts in Dominica should dig in their pockets for funds because they are generating substantial revenue.
“Apart from customs and other forms of taxation the courts bring in more revenue than anything else,” he told DBS.
“So why is it that that same court has difficulty making provisions that is necessary and that is just?” Behanzin asked.
The magistrate who has become known for speaking his mind and who some consider ‘controversial’ said money raised through the court can assist in the provision of resources for the police and can take care of other matters in the legal system that need advancements.
For instance he highlighted the “terrible” condition of the court in Wesley.
“Some of those resources, instead of just being put in a central pot, can be found to make those changes necessary,” Behanzin emphasized.