Basseterre, St. Kitts. November 30, 2018.- Former supervisor of elections Wingrove George’s application for leave to seek judicial review of the decision of the Senior Magistrate to issue the warrants for his arrest, and the decision of the Director of Public Prosecutions to prosecute the matters has been postponed.
Justice Eddy Ventose has reserved his judgment until January 15, 2019. His Lordship made the decision after hearing statements from both sides during a hearing on November 30.
In an earlier hearing on November 19, Justice Ventose had ordered George’s passport to be returned to him (George) and all other terms and conditions of George’s bail be suspended.
George was arrested on December 15, 2017, and charged with misconduct in public office, purportedly in relation to irregularities with the February, 2015, federal elections.
The opposition Labour party firmly believes that the charge brought against George was “strictly vindictive politics,”
George, who is represented by the legal office of Sylvester Anthony, maintians that there is no such requirement in the National
Assembly Elections Act, or for that matter, the Constitution of St. Kitts and Nevis, for the Supervisor of Elections to announce election results to the public over the radio or television. There is also no such common law requirement.