(iWitness News) The High Court will today (Friday) continue hearing legal arguments on whether to grant leave for public sector unions in St. Vincent and the Grenadine to bring a constitutional motion against the COVID-19 vaccine mandate that came into effect last December.
At the hearing last Friday, High Court judge, Justice Esco Henry, heard the arguments of the claimant, and the respondent were 10 minutes into their submissions when the hearing was adjourned for the day.
“Essentially, we presented our argument. Our argument was presented by female Dominican attorney, Cara Shillingford and Cara went on for like close to one hour and 45 minutes and then Senior Counsel Astaphan started his presentation, he went for like about 10 minutes before the court adjourned,” Counsel Jomo Thomas, a lawyer for the claimants, told iWitness News.
Last December, the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Teachers’ Union, the Public Service Union and the Police Welfare Association, filed legal documents asking for judicial review of the government’s decision.
They have also filed a constitutional challenge to the mandate.