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Embattled JLP caretaker files application to serve Harold Brady with court order

Published:Tuesday | December 30, 2014 | 12:44 AM
Lawrence... objects to his removal as North West St Ann caretaker without a vote by the delegates

Barbara Gayle and Jerome Reynolds, Gleaner Reporters



KINGSTON, Jamaica:

Jamaica Labour Party caretaker for North West St Ann, Othneil Lawrence, has filed an application in the Supreme Court seeking to have a restraining order served on the attorney for the party leader and general secretary.




The order is intended to prevent party leader Andrew Holness and general secretary Dr. Horace Chang from replacing him as caretaker.



Mr. Lawrence is contending that attempts have been made to personally serve Mr. Holness and Dr. Chang with the restraining order but without success.



He has requested the court’s permission to serve the restraining order on their attorney, Harold Brady.



Justice Glen Brown has adjourned the matter to give Lawrence more time to serve the order.



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The parties were told to return to court on Wednesday when the application is expected to be heard.



However, contacted by The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre, Brady said his clients are public figures and they are available.



He further said anyone who wants to find them can easily do so.



Last week Monday, Justice Sharon George granted a 28-day ex-parte injunction barring the JLP from convening any meeting in the North West St Ann constituency without Lawrence's involvement.



Justice George also ordered that Holness and Chang be personally served with the order within seven days.



The seven-day deadline expires on Wednesday.



The North West St Ann caretaker has filed a claim in the Supreme Court accusing the JLP Leader and General Secretary of flouting the party's constitution by attempting to remove him without a vote by the delegates.



He is also claiming that he is being victimised because of his support for Audley Shaw in the leadership race against Holness last year.