26TH February, 2018
Basseterre, ST. KITTS (KYSS FM) – The High Court has granted more time to the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis to prepare it case against Rt. Hon Dr. Denzil Douglas, over allegations that he acquired citizenship of the Commonwealth of Dominica and by doing so is ineligible to serve as an elected member of the National Assembly.
The Government, represented by Senior Counsel Douglas Mendez and assisted by Talibah Byron, made a formal request to resident High Court Justice, Trevor Ward, for more time, having seen the extent of the evidence presented on Dr. Douglas’ behalf.
The attorneys for the government requested, and have been granted, a further three weeks to prepare their case.
The matter has been adjourned until April 20th, 2018.
Dr. Douglas, who is represented by Queen’s Counsel Anthony Astaphan from Dominica with assistance from Sylvester Anthony and Angelina Sookoo, made an appearance before the court earlier today to respond to the government’s claim.
Following the hearing, Dr. Douglas further chastised the PAM/CCM/PLP government for their arrogance.
“They brought the case and they are not ready,” Dr. Douglas said.
He also stressed his stance on the matter, disclosing that the Prime Minister of Dominica, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit himself, offered his own statement as a witness, cementing that Dr. Douglas is still a fit and legal candidate for parliament.
Dr. Douglas expressed the view that that this court matter is a ploy by the government, led by Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris, to keep him out of the parliament and to cover their track record of failures.