Basseterre, St. Kitts, April 18, 2020(SKNVIBES)
The St. Kitts and Nevis National Assembly convened on Friday, April 17, 2020, where a Resolution was passed to extend the State of Emergency for six months or less in light of the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic on the health of the population.However, the seat of the Leader of the Opposition remained vacuous, since the former Leader of the Opposition, Former Prime Minister and Parliamentary Representative for St. Christopher Six, Dr. Denzil Douglas, was found ineligible to represent his constituents after the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court in the Court of Appeal.
In the appeal case between the Attorney General of St. Kitts and Nevis and Dr. Denzil Douglas, the learned judges concluded that “…Dr. Douglas, by his application for, receipt and use of a Dominican diplomatic passport, placed him in clear breach of section 28(1)(a) of the Constitution. As a matter of law, the consequence in the terms of section 33(3)(c) follows.
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