Judge Awards EC$3,500 In Disqualification Case

St. Kitts Court House In Basseterre

St. Kitts Court House In Basseterre
Photo By Erasmus Williams

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
November 06, 2009 (CUOPM)

Resident Judge, His Lordship Mr. Justice Frances Belle on Friday awarded nominal costs of EC$3,500 to the several lawyers who represented the People’s Action Movement (PAM) in the disqualification matter in the High Court.

Lead Attorney for the Attorney General and the Supervisor of Elections, Mr. Anthony Astaphan, Q.C., said the new National Assembly Elections (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2009, which was passed in the St. Kitts and Nevis National Assembly on Thursday will be signed by His Excellency the Governor General and gazetted today.

“This will bring an end to the litigation proceedings in relation to the disqualification matter,” said Astaphan.

The battery of lawyers led by Ms. Mia Mottley, QC, includes, Mr. Leslie Haynes, Mrs. Camilla Persad-Bissessar, Mrs. Greta Foreman, Mr. Delara MacClure Taylor, Mr. Vincent Byron and Ms. Constance Mitcham.

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