24.1 C
Basseterre
Friday, October 30, 2020
Home News Local News Elections Petition in Court Today

Elections Petition in Court Today

By Jermine Abel

St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The High Court in Basseterre was expected to begin the process of hearing the seven election petitions filed by the representatives from the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party and the People’s Action Movement.

The six petitions from the SKNLP and the one from the governing Coalition Team Unity were on Friday expected to be placed before Justice Trevor Warde QC.

The SKNLP is challenging the results in six of the eight seats the party lost on St. Kitts, which are Constituencies Two, Three, Four, Five, Seven and Eight.

The People’s Action Movement candidate, Ian Liburd who was part of the coalition Team Unity, is challenging the result in Constituency One, which he lost.

In a public statement, the SKNLP defeated Candidate for Constituency Eight Dr. Terrance Drew said: “Today is a historic day. For the first time in our history, seven Election Petitions will be brought after an election in our Federation.”

He said  that “The St. Kitts- Nevis Labour Party is not filing frivolous or vexatious petitions. Our petitions are based on appalling irregularities and illegalities … Without getting into too much detail, I believe that when the people of St. Kitts and Nevis see the compelling evidence being presented they would demand fresh elections.”

The SKNLP in its challenge cites alleged voter irregularity, bribery and fraud; and is pushing for fresh elections.

Mr. Liburd spoke to his challenge on numerous occasions

Arguments in the case are likely to begin next week.

 

Most Popular

NIA Restores Salaries for Cabinet Members

By Devonne Cornelius St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN) — Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), the Hon. Mark...

Nevis Nurses Receive a Pay Increase, Says Premier Brantley

By Devonne Cornelius St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN) — Nurses on the island of Nevis have received their increase in salary retroactive from June 01,...

NEOC Press Briefing on Re-opening of St. Kitts-Nevis Borders

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): National Emergency Operations Centre(NEOC) Press Briefing on Re-opening of St. Kitts and Nevis Borders on October 31. Watch/Listen here for...

Nevis Treasury Still Under Tremendous Pressure from COVID-19 Pandemic

By Clive Bacchus St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The Nevis Treasury is still under tremendous pressure due to the impact of COVID-19 on the  economy...

Nevis Commissions New Building for “Yes to Success” Program

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Nevis  commissions a new building  for its  "Yes to Success" (YTS) skills training, counseling, and job search program organized by the Nevis...

Development Bank of St Kitts and Nevis Pledged $10,000 to Legends Calypso Tent

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): With the carnival season fast approaching and some activities scheduled to begin November 14, the Development Bank of St...

New COVID-19 Regulations Do Not Replace Existing Protocols

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Superintendent Cromwell Henry: New COVID-19 regulations  do not replace existing protocols but compliments them. Watch/Listen to his remarks at the...

Retrofitting of the RLB International Airport Expected Completion One Day Before International Commercial Flights Return to Federation

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Chief Financial Officer for St. Christopher and Nevis Air and Seaports Authority (SCASPA) Ms. Tuffida Stewart explains  the retrofitting...

CEO of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority on Preparations for Tourism Sector

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): CEO of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority, Rachel Brown on preparations in the tourism sector for the reopening of...

Chief Medical officer Lays Out Federation’s Readiness for Re-opening of Borders

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Chief Medical officer lays out the Federation's readiness for the re-opening of its borders Watch/Listen to this report from Chief...

OPEN IN NEW WINDOW

Contact a Program
If you are interested in a program or advertising, send us a message.
Send Message
Signup for our Newsletter
We'll only be in touch when we've something exciting to share.
We never share your details
No thanks
Subscribe