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Arthur Williams case against Andrew Holness put off to tomorrow

Published:Wednesday | November 20, 2013 | 4:48 PM

The hearing into the application by former Leader of Opposition Business in the Senate Arthur Williams against the Opposition Leader Andrew Holness has been put off to tomorrow.

Appearing in chambers before Justice Glen Brown this afternoon Attorney-at-Law Georgia Gibson-Henlin said she was briefed to appear for Holness in the matter and asked for time to respond to the claim.

Justice Brown granted her request for an adjournment and set the matter for 11 a.m. tomorrow.

Williams filed a claim in the Supreme Court yesterday seeking to block Holness from filling the vacant opposition seats in the Senate.

He is contending that the Senate resignation letters submitted to the Governor General by Holness are invalid as he had communicated to the JLP leader that he was not prepared to resign.

He argues that the signed but undated letters were written by seven of eight Opposition Senators before being appointed last year.

According to Williams, the letters were to be submitted only if any of the senator departed from the party's position for a referendum on the Caribbean Court of Justice.

However, Williams says Holness decided to use those letters for another reason.

Williams is insisting that his undated resignation letter which was submitted to the Governor General is a breach of his constitutional rights.


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