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Supreme Court lifts injunction against JLP election in North West St Ann

Published:Friday | April 24, 2015 | 5:36 PM

The Supreme Court has now lifted the injunction barring the Jamaica Labour Party ( JLP) from holding elections for a candidate in the North West St Ann constituency.

Caretaker Othneil Lawrence had obtained the injunction when he took the JLP leader Andrew Holness and general secretary Dr. Horace Chang to court.

Lawrence had accused Holness and Chang of flouting the party's constitution by attempting to remove him as the North West St Ann caretaker without a vote by the delegates.

Mr Lawrence is also claiming that he is being victimised because of his support for Audley Shaw in the 2013 JLP leadership race against Holness.

But Lawrence who is one of the candidates vying for represent the JLP in the constituency this afternoon agreed to the lifting of the injunction barring the holding of internal elections in North West St Ann.

However, a date is yet to be set for the hearing of the application against JLP Leader Andrew Holness and General Secretary, Dr. Horace Chang.