Privy Council declines to review St Kitts-Nevis 2004 election petition decision


Rupert Herbert

BASSETERRE, St Kitts — The Privy Council in London has declined to hear an appeal by St Kitts and Nevis minister of tourism and international trade, Lindsay Grant, challenging a decision by the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal in an election petition case he brought against then St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party representative Rupert Herbert, following the 2004 general elections.

“Having considered written submissions from the parties, we have agreed to report to Your Majesty as our opinion that permission cannot be granted because under 36 (7) of the Constitution there is no jurisdiction to appeal to the Privy Council,” the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council ruled.

In the October 10 ruling, the Privy Council also ordered Grant to pay Herbert’s…

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