Basseterre,St.Kitts May 30 2020 (SKNVIBES)
The High Court of St. Kitts and Nevis today, Friday, May 29th, 2020, allowed for the withdrawal of the application by The Hon. Marcella A. Liburd, The Hon. Konris Maynard and The Rt. Hon. Denzil L. Douglas of the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party with no order as to costs.
The Claimants/Applicants had argued that ZIZ Broadcasting Corporation has been contravening their constitutional rights of freedom of speech and expression, freedom of association and the right to be protected from discrimination. In the hearing of the Originating Motion, which was filed on May 22nd and served on the Attorney General’s Chambers on May 27th, 2020, a Consent Order was reached between the Applicants and the Respondents, namely the Attorney General of Saint Christopher and Nevis and ZIZ Broadcasting Corporation Limited. During fruitful discussions with the Applicants that met with agreement by everyone, Chairman of ZIZ’s Board, Mr. Lester Hanley reiterated the Corporation’s commitment to balanced election coverage by confirming and undertaking, for the duration of the political campaign leading to the June 5th, 2020 General Election, to:
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