By Legal Analyst
Dear Mr. Martin,
As you embark on your new appointment as Attorney General and as I vacate my position at a local law firm, I must apprise you of your greatest challenge and the chaos that exist at the Registry Department under the total incompetency of an unremorseful and mercurial Registrar.
Andrea Young is by far the worst Registrar that this country has ever seen. She is inefficient, ineffective and lacks the dedication required for such an important role. Her lack of performance of basic duties and functions has created a voluminous backlog of events that is hurting this country in many ways. Hundreds of complaints have been lodged at the Ministry of Legal Affairs by lawyers and the general public, who cannot have their matters done in an expeditious manner and are pleading for an official intervention.
This situation has obliterated any sense of due process. From incarcerated individuals languishing while appeal processes lie idle to probates and letters of administration stuck in limbo and other matters of judicial importance held in abeyance; rigour mortis has set in at the department.
In an atmosphere where John Public are charged significant fees and penalties on late payments on liquor licence, income tax, vehicle licenses, land tax, CIPO returns, Customs overtime, warehouse rent, etc. it is unconscionable that the Registrar can have people waiting for simple documents for up to one year.
Instead of an attentive Registrar, we have an attitude of rudeness, foul behaviour, unpleasantness, unapproachability, belligerence, bravado and bombast. Any aspect of securing an appointment or contact through the telephone, email, fax, carrier pigeons or smoke signals are virtually impossible. A situation akin to a Kafkaesque reality.
The time has come to remove this reprobate from the Registry.
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