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Former Black River mayor set to continue legal action against PNP

Published:Saturday | September 12, 2015 | 7:04 PM

Former mayor of Black River Daphne Holmes appears set to continue her legal action against the leadership of the governing People’s National Party (PNP) over the contentious candidate selection process in North East St Elizabeth.

This despite a decision by the PNP secretariat to indefinitely postpone the selection contest that was schedule for today between incumbent Member of Parliament Raymond Pryce and businessman Evon Redman.

PNP General Secretary Paul Burke told our news centre today that there would be no contest in the constituency until after the party’s upcoming annual conference.

However, while declining to give details, Holmes’ attorney Cardena Clarke said there are other issues to be resolved.

Meanwhile, the attorney this afternoon revealed that High Court Judge Justice Bryan Sykes will continue hearing submission in the case on Wednesday.

She says Sykes has left in place the 28-day injunction he granted on Friday barring the PNP secretariat from going ahead with the selection poll.

The case centres around claims by Holmes that businessman Evon Redman is not eligible to challenge incumbent Member of Parliament for North East St Elizabeth Raymond Pryce.

Holmes is contending, among other things, that Redman is not a member of a group and is therefore not eligible for selection under the Party’s Constitution.