Leader of The Opposition on Shane: It’s A Miracle

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27 November 2019

Today’s not guilty verdict is a miracle. My colleagues and I have prayed for this moment and we are pleased that the jury saw it the way we had been seeing it.
This case should never have been brought. It should not have gone to the jury. It was clear from the start that this was simply victor’s justice, the political party in power taking advantage of its position as guardians of the state to oppress the political minority.

Prime Minister Hubert Minnis goes down in history of our country as the meanest and most vengeful Prime Minister: one who sought to divide instead of uniting. His Attorney General goes down in history as one whose office did not follow the law but allowed politics to drive the prosecution of a political opponent.

We know that the evidence was contaminated in this case by reason of bringing witnesses together to discuss and remove ambiguities and difference between them. Once revealed the trial should have been stopped. The misconduct of the prosecutors should not go without inquiry with a view of ensuring that justice is done.

I am deeply disappointed in the FNM. They all stood and allowed his injustice to be wreaked upon Shane Gibson and his family.

At the end of the day, the jury got it right.

I wish to thank the legal team headed by K D Knight, Able Don Foote, Damien Gomez QC, Owen Wells and Philip McKenzie. They did a yeoman’s job. We owe them all a debt of gratitude.

Finally, I wish to say that we continue to pray for Shane Gibson and his family. They have bene vilified and unjustly accused. As Mr. Gibson returns to private life, it is my hope that he and his family, will find solace in this victory and that he will find a measure of peace and justice in what happened in this court today.