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Decision today on Pryce supporter court injunction

Published:Saturday | September 12, 2015 | 8:28 AM

Supreme Court judge Justice Bryan Sykes is to make a decision today on whether to continue an injunction barring the holding of a People's National Party selection in North East St Elizabeth.

A supporter of the sitting MP, Raymond Pryce, obtained the 28-day ex parte injunction yesterday in the Supreme Court.

However, the parties are to return to court at 9 o’clock this morning, when the judge will hear further arguments and make a ruling.

The injunction was filed by PNP member and former Mayor of Black River, Daphne Holmes.

People’s National Party General secretary Paul Burke has been named as the defendant.

On Tuesday, Holmes wrote to Burke warning that the constituency will be bitterly divided if steps are not taken to remedy issues relating to the selection exercise.

Among other things, Holmes charged that Pryce's challenger Evon Redman is not a member of a group, and under the PNP's constitution, he is not eligible for election.