The United National Congress (UNC) has lost its novel challenge over the dismissal of its election petitions for five marginal seats in the 2015 General Elections.
Delivering a 43-page judgement at the Hall of Justice in Port-of-Spain, this morning, Appellate Judges Justice Gregory Smith, Justice Mark Mohammed, and Justice Peter Rajkumar dismissed the appeal, in which the Opposition party was seeking to overturn the decision of another three-member appeal panel. That panel had upheld the decision of High Court Judge Mira Dean-Armourer to dismiss the petitions in October 2016.
Chief Justice, Mr Justice Ivor Archie, will be out of the jurisdiction on official business from Tuesday 29th October, 2019 to Saturday 9th November, 2019.
An official statement from the Judiciary indicates that during the CJ’s absence from office, the Hon. Mr Justice Nolan Bereaux, Justice of Appeal, will act as Chief Justice for the period October 29th to 31st, 2019.
In addition, the Hon. Mr Justice Allan Mendonça, Justice of Appeal, will act as Chief Justice for the period November 1st to 9th, 2019.