That’s Attorney General, the Hon. Vincent Byron Jr.
This comes following a ruling from the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) on March 12th, which ordered Leader of the Opposition and Member of Parliament for Constituency #6 in St. Kitts, Dr. the Hon. Denzil Douglas, to vacate his seat in the National Assembly.
The case brought by the Attorney General sought to determine, whether Dr. Douglas’ application for receipt and use of a diplomatic passport issued by the Commonwealth of Dominica amounts to an acknowledgment of allegiance to the Commonwealth of Dominica.
In the conclusion of the case, the ECSC concluded that: It is hereby declared that Dr. Douglas, by reason of this becoming a person who, by virtue of his own act, is under an acknowledgment of allegiance, obedience or adherence to the Commonwealth of Dominica in breach of section 28(1)(a) of the Constitution, is Required, pursuant to section 31(3)(c) of the Constitution, to vacate his seat in the National Assembly.
In a statement issued on March 12th, AG Byron stated that the Governor General has the power to choose another Leader of the Opposition.
Attorney General, the Hon. Vincent Byron Jr.