Obstruction charges adjourned Sine Die

by: - November 23, 2018
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Opposition Leader, Lennox Linton

Obstruction charges against Lennox Linton, Thomson Fontaine, Joshua Francis, Joseph Isaac and Nicolas George, have been adjourned sine die after a court appearance on Thursday.

This has resulted in the matters against Nicholas George, Joshua Francis and Joseph Isaac being discontinued.

All three men were charged with obstruction for willfully obstructing the police in the execution of their duties by refusing to allow a truck from proceeding west after a meeting of the UWP on Kennedy Avenue in the afternoon of February 7th 2017.

Linton, Francis, and George had pleaded not guilty to the charge of obstruction, while the other defendants were not present during the first court appearance on September 21st.

Gina Dyer Munro led by Justin Simon represented Parliamentary Representative for the Roseau South, Joshua Francis who was charged with obstruction. Francis however was not present at court due to an illness.

Lennox Linton, Nicolas George, Thomson Fontaine and  are being represented by Gildon Richards along with Ronald Charles and Julian Prevost.

Government Minister and Parliamentary Representative for Roseau Central, Joseph Isaac, who was a member of the United Workers Party at the time of the incident in February 2017, was also charged with obstruction and was represented by Attorney Zena Dyer.

The incitement charges will be heard on January 22, 2019 against Lennox Linton, Edison James and Thomson Fontaine.

A bench warrant was also issued for Fontaine as he was not present in court and no viable reason was presented to the court.