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JLP barred from removing North West St Ann caretaker

Published:Thursday | November 27, 2014 | 1:40 PM

Barbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has been barred from removing Othneil Lawrence as a caretaker for the North West St Ann constituency.

Supreme Court judge Courtney Daye a short while ago granted a 14-day injunction following an application by attorney-at-law Hugh Wildman.

The parties are to return to court for a hearing at the expiration of the injunction.

Lawrence has filed a suit challenging attempts to remove him from the constituency.

JLP leader Andrew Holness and General Secretary, Horace Chang, are defendants.

Lawrence is accusing the men 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's failed bid to replace Holness as party leader in a leadership election last year.

Lawrence was reportedly among a number of losing candidates from the 2011 general election who were summoned to the JLP's Belmont Road headquarters a few weeks ago and given the boot.

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