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Antigua: Kelvin Simon to be sworn in as St Mary’s South MP as judge rules against injunction


By Robert A. Emmanuel (Antigua Observer) Kelvin ‘Shugy’ Simon, the representative-elect for St Mary’s South, will be allowed to represent his constituency after a High Court judge ruled in his favour on an injunction seeking to prevent him from being sworn in.

The 42-year-old, a former guidance counsellor and first-time candidate for the United Progressive Party (UPP) in the January 18 polls, saw his nomination and subsequent election petitioned to the High Court by Hugh Marshall Jr on behalf of Casworth Aaron.

Simon has been embroiled in a legal battle since his election victory against the Antigua Barbuda Labour Party’s (ABLP) Samantha Marshall by 199 votes.

Last week, a High Court judge heard first arguments on three motions: the injunction preventing Simon from taking the oath of office, a subpoena of a member of the Public Service Commission to give testimony, and consideration of whether Simon’s nomination and subsequent election were invalid under the constitution.

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