UWP formally withdraws election petitions from the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court

first_imgGoefrey Letang. Photo credit: Dominica Central Newspaper.The two election petitions which were brought against five candidates of the Dominica Labour Party have been formerly withdrawn from the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court.Lack of access to the state media and bribery were among matters brought before the court following the 2009 general elections but these matters were struck off.The petitions were appealed and expected to be heard at the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court on Monday.Lawyer representing the United Workers Party Jeffery Letang said the appeal would not have been successful.“When you look at the constitution which provides for appeal, it does not provide for appeal as it relates to election petition matters. The constitution provides that if you have to appeal a decision from the high court, an election petition matter, that decision should be a final one. We are of the view that the applications that were heard before Justice Errol Thomas when he allowed that the dual citizenship to proceed and the others were struck off, it was not a final decision of the court of appeal, and so it does not fall within the ambit of the Constitution which provides for an appeal hence therefore it was necessary to withdraw the appeal,” he said.Click here for audio: Letang dismissed suggestions that there was insufficient evidence to successfully prosecute the appeal, “but because we were barred by the constitution,” he said.Dominica Vibes News 29 Views   no discussions Share Share LocalNews UWP formally withdraws election petitions from the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court by: – April 11, 2011center_img Tweet Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

5 Kerala cricketers suspended, 8 others fined for dissent

first_imgThiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) on Friday suspended five Kerala team members and fined another eight for dissent against captain Sachin Baby.India cricketer Sanju Samson is one among the eight who have been fined.In a statement issued here by the secretary of KCA, Sreejith V.Nair, said that on the basis of individual hearing with all the players it was clearly evident that the players were involved in endangering the harmony, stability and interest of the Association and also engaged in the signature campaign against the captain.“There was a deliberate intention to defame the captain as well as KCA. Hence, it was unanimously decided to impose suspension on five and fine eight others for their misconduct,” said Nair.Those who have been suspended for the next three one day matches and a penalty equivalent to three days BCCI match fee for one day matches are Raiphi Vincent Gomez, Sandeep S. Warrier, Rohan Prem, Asif K and Mohammed Azharuddeen.Those who have been fined equivalent to three days BCCI match fee for one day matches are Abhishek Mohan, Akshay K C, Fabid Farook Ahmed, Nidheesh M D, Sanju Viswanadh (Samson), Salman Nizar, Sijomon Joseph and V.A. Jagadeesh.The players were instructed to remit the penalty amount to the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund on or before September 15 and to submit a proof of remittance.KCA has also decided to warn the players to refrain from such activities in future and any repetition of such offence by them will invite severe action. IANSlast_img read more