|High Court Judge reserves judgment in Motion of No Confidence cases here in St. Kitts and Nevis.
April 10, 2017
High Court Judge Justice Pearleta Lanns has reserved her judgement in the Motion of No Confidence cases here in St. Kitts and Nevis.
The “Motion of No Confidence cases” of Dr. Hon. Timothy Harris vs. Hon. Curtis Martin, et al. and Hon. Mark Brantley, et al. vs. Hon. Curtis Martin, et al. were heard together on Thursday, April 6th, 2017, at the Sir Lee Llewellyn Moore Judicial and Legal Services Complex.
The Court heard oral submissions, after which Her Ladyship reserved judgment pending written submissions on yesterday’s hearing to be filed within 28 days.
The two cases, which consider the same issues, are as a result of December 11th, 2012 when the then-Leader of the Opposition, the Hon. Mark Brantley, lodged with the Clerk of the National Assembly a Motion of No Confidence in the Douglas-led administration.
Hon. Brantley and his Team Unity colleagues, who were also at the time members of the Federal Opposition, requested that the Motion of No Confidence be placed on the Order Paper so that it could be debated in the Parliament.
Their requests were ignored by then-Speaker of the House, the Hon. Curtis Martin, which resulted in the claimants bringing the Motion of No Confidence cases before the St. Kitts Circuit.