SKN’s AG says “No Appeal” against ruling in Dr. Douglas’ diplomatic Passport Case

SKN’s AG says “No Appeal” against ruling in Dr. Douglas’ diplomatic Passport Case

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.

 

Attorney General, the Hon. Vincent Byron.

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