Attorney General, the Hon. Vincent Byron.
He was speaking in relation to the landmark judgment handed down by the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) of Appeal in Castries, St. Lucia, on Thursday, March 12th 2020, in which it ruled that Leader of the Opposition and the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) and Parliamentary Representative for St. Christopher Six, Dr. Denzil Douglas, must vacate his seat in the National Assembly with immediate effect.
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 his 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.
AG Byron on March 12th, also made this remark.