Update: OECS Court of Appeal Upholds Judge’s Decision, Dominicans go to the polls on Friday

by: - December 5, 2019
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The OECS Court of Appeal has ruled that it has no jurisdiction to grant judicial review and injunction in the appeal to delay general elections scheduled for tomorrow Friday December 6th.

The applicants filing to delay Friday’s general elections filed an appeal with the OECS Court of Appeal on Wednesday which was heard on Thursday, December 5, 2019.

The applicants were represented by Cara Shillingford while  Lennox Lawrence, Heather Felix-Evans, Attorney General, Levi Peter and Stephen Isidore represented the five respondents.

Attorney at Law, Lennox Lawrence believes that this is a victory for the electorate.

“The High Court had held that the court did not have the common-law jurisdiction to grant an injunction to prevent the holding of an election once the President had issued the writ; notwithstanding the objections that had been filed and that those objections should be referred to the elections court by way of election petition,” Lawrence explained.

He said “the Court of Appeal upheld the judge’s decision and the position is that the elections will proceed tomorrow.”