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Gray and Duncan return to court

Published:Thursday | January 31, 2008 | 10:34 AM

Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate Barrington, Gray and MP for eastern Hanover, Dr D.K. Duncan are to return to court today to settle a dispute over the service of an election petition.

Dr Duncan is contending that he was not served but Mr. Gray is contesting this claim.

The matter came before Justice Lloyd Hibbert in chambers last Thursday, and was put off until today to allow Mr. Gray to file an affidavit in relation to service.

Dr Duncan is arguing that, at the time when Mr. Gray is contending, he was served. However, he was at a government office.

Mr. Gray is claiming that Dr Duncan went to the government office, but it was not on the day when the election petition was served.

Gray is to file an affidavit in relation to that claim.

Mr. Gray has filed an election petition contending that 84 ballots in the Hanover Eastern constituency were not counted, because they were improperly torn and the presiding officer’s signature was missing.

After the final count, Mr. Gray was declared the winner by nine votes but, on the magisterial recount, Dr Duncan won by 12 votes.