CCJ rules on St. Lucian Professor voting in Barbados

Professor Eddy Ventose has been granted the right to vote in the country’s upcoming election. 

In an unprecedented hearing today, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ordered that the St. Lucian national, who has been living in Barbados for some time, be added to the register of voters in Barbados.

The Court declared that it was satisfied that the legal and regulatory conditions for his registration have been met.

The Chief Electoral Officer, who participated in the hearing, was instructed to ensure that Professor Ventose is registered before 12 noon on Monday.

She was warned by outgoing CCJ President Sir Dennis Byron that failure to uphold the ruling may lead to contempt of court proceedings, which could result in imprisonment and/or fines.

Professor Ventose had stated that he was…

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