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Opposition Senator: Parliament, Not PM, Passes Laws

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Bridgetown Barbados (Barbados Today) – Government is facing yet another lawsuit in relation to its COVID-19 directives.

Fed-up with what he described as “unlawful” actions by the Mia Mottley-led administration, Opposition Senator Caswell Franklyn is headed to the High Court tomorrow to challenge the manner in which the legislation crafted by Government to control the spread of COVID-19 on the island was imposed.

Under the current Emergency Management (COVID-19) (Curfew) (No.4) directive, a fine of $50,000 or one year imprisonment, or both, may be imposed on anyone who fails to comply with the terms and conditions of the ongoing curfew.

“Only a court in Barbados can rule them to be illegal. I am filing the case tomorrow because I am taking the Government to court. I can’t allow this Government to continue to break the law and flout the law and do as it likes. I have to get it adjudicated one way or the other,” Franklyn told Barbados TODAY in a telephone interview.

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