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Robinson's dual citizenship case to be heard April

Published:Saturday | March 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The case-management conference in relation to the election petition brought by Manley Bowen, an elector in the North East St Ann constituency, alleging that Member of Parliament Shahine Robinson has dual citizenship, has been set for April 14.

The case was set for hearing yesterday before Justice Kay Beckford in the Supreme Court. It was put off because Bowen's attorney, Abe Dabdoub, said he had an emergency and could not attend.

Bowen is contending that Robinson is not qualified to sit in Parliament because she was a United States citizen at the time when she was nominated as the Jamaica Labour Party candidate to run in the September 3, 2007, general election.