CCJ slams Barbados electoral authority • Caribbean Life

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Attorneys for Commonwealth citizens living in Barbados out-manoeuvred the island’s electoral authority by getting an urgent appeal to the Caribbean Court of Justice and within 48 hours winning the right of these persons to vote in this month’s elections.

Following a recent High Court and Appeals Court ruling that non-Barbadian citizens of the British Commonwealth who were legally resident in Barbados at least three years are entitled to vote, once they apply to be registered, the Electoral and Boundaries Commission (EBC) last week however announced that its own interpretation means it is not compelled to register such persons and refused to do so.

With Barbados’ national elections set for May 24, observers believed that…

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