St Kitts: Injunction granted

An injunction was granted yesterday afternoon restraining the government from proclaiming the constituency boundaries changes ahead of impending general elections.

Chris Hamel-Smith, the senior counsel representing the opposition, told WINN FM that the injunction was granted even as the government was moving to have the boundaries changed.

“The judge has issued an injunction restraining that proclamation from being made in order to stop the report from coming into effect,” Hamel-Smith said.

“In layman’s terms it means that the judge has said things must not change until the court has an opportunity to look at the whole matter properly, and not under the unfair and undue pressure and haste . . . ,” the senior counsel said.

The matter is scheduled to be heard in the High Court next week, according to Hamel-Smith.

Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas announced yesterday that he had advised Governor General Sir Edmund Lawrence to dissolve Parliament with immediate effect and that an election date would be announced later.

Elections would held on re-aligned constituency boundaries, the Office of the Prime Minister stated in a release. (WINN FM)

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