The January 19 General Election is on.
High Court Judge Madam Justice Cicely Chase this evening dismissed the application to call off the election.
She ruled that the court had no jurisdiction to hear the matter.
Philip Catlyn of the Barbados Sovereignty Party had filed the application on the grounds that the exclusion of COVID-19 positive individuals from the election breaches Section 6 of the Representation of the People Act, which enshrines the right of eligible residents and citizens to vote.
Veteran human rights attorney Lalu Hanuman represented Catlyn in the matter.
Read full the story in Tuesday’s E-paper.