ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, 23rd November, 2016 –GIS: An attempt to stop Grenada’s first Referendum since Independence from taking place has been dismissed.
A High Court Judge on Tuesday refused an application by Attorney Jimmy Bristol, acting on behalf of Valerie Thompson Duncan.
The application, filed by Henry, Henry and Bristol on behalf of Thompson Duncan was seeking to stop the Referendum on the grounds that it violated sections of the Referendum Act.
In her affidavit, she listed 18 breaches which were all dismissed by Judge Wyante Adrien-Roberts.
Chairman of the Constitutional Review Commission (CRAC) Dr. Francis Alexis says the court had no hesitation in ruling that the Writs were adequately published.
“You can attach bills to writs when the Governor General is sending them to the supervisor of elections as a matter of practicality and common sense,” Dr. Alexis told journalists.
“You cannot do that when you are printing it in the newspaper. So it is a woeful misconception to be making noise around the country that the bills were not attached to the writs in the newspapers. It was always entirely devoid of merit and we are gratified that the court made the point”.
Valerie Thompson Duncan was represented by Jimmy Bristol from Henry, Henry and Bristol and Claudette Joseph from the law firm of Amicus Attorneys.