CARICOM citizens Barbados vote in jeopardy • Caribbean Life


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Maneuvers by Barbados’s elections authority has attorney-at-law Gregory Nicholls claiming that there may be a concerted effort to deny the right of thousands of Caribbean citizens resident in Barbados more than three years to vote in the island’s elections.

Following a recent High Court and Appeals Court ruling that citizens of the British Commonwealth who were resident in Barbados for the three-year period are legally entitled to vote, once they apply to be registered, the Electoral and Boundaries Commission (EBC) however said not so.

The EBC said Wednesday, through its lawyer, that the resultant ruling of the Appeals Court can be interpreted to mean the elections authority correct in its stance that only non-Barbadians…

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