High Court judge denies application to stop December 6 general election

One of the applicants, Loftus Durand, outside the courthouse with journalist, Curtis Matthew
High Court judge, Bernie Stephenson, has denied an application to grant an injunction to stop the December 6 general election.

In delivering her decision this morning, Stephenson said that once the President has issued the writ, the court cannot intervene.

She pointed out that the applicants do have ‘other relief ‘ through an election petition.
Lawyers for the applicants have indicated that the matter will be appealed.
DNO will publish the full story later.

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18 Comments

  1. December 3, 2019

    Why don’t y’all jus vote Skerrit to hell out and get it over and done with? Remember each family getting $25,000,00 when Linton find the money, so why worry?

  2. Efficacious
    December 3, 2019

    All over the WORLD, the only privilege A PM carries, is to name the date of a general election. We are Dominicans, we are independent, and there is no law for us. STIFFER sentences for law brakers,any human being, whosoever kill another human being, must be put to death

  3. %
    December 3, 2019

    No surprise at all.
    That was expected.
    Skerrit
    Whey is the money?
    Whey is the money?
    Whey is di money?

  4. Lloyd Larond
    December 3, 2019

    That was expected. We expected no other outcome. Skerrit controls the Justice System but KARMA is real. Sorry when Maga Dog turn round and bite you Skerrit.
    NO Justice No Peace. No Reform No Elections

    • December 3, 2019

      I Love all the comments, but this one takes the cake. When Mega Dog bites you.

  5. Diafish jab
    December 3, 2019

    Sore losers! Get over it. So this is where the money gone and going? Move on 2-3 days to go. Ferry and lights sold out!

  6. Lin clown
    December 3, 2019

    Sometimes I wonder about the level of stupidity in UWP.They say they know the outcome of the case yet they file.They are going to win the election,yet they are trying HARD to stop it.DNO,DNO BREAKING NEWS,bias UWP PUPPET

    • December 3, 2019

      Lin Clown. I see you don’t know what Democracy is all about it’s not a matter of who is winning or not and do you know that in the OECS Islands Dominica is the only one without it’s ID CARDS and a improper voters list that have much more people listed that the populations that’s what it’s all about, my mother passed away several years her name is on the list so I ask you who is voting under her name. The problem with us is that we refuse to think for our selves just take time out and look at everything and ask yourself a question is it right to do, no one is asking you to stop voting DLP but don’t ask that we be like you.
      Your so call President is a fake but he was and did all he could do to make sure the whole of Dominica was shut down 1979 so ask yourself what is he saying and why he refused to stand up for the Constitution, Charles Savarin is spreading fake news to benefit his master and that’s shameful and he should step down Charles Savarin your master is braking the laws…

  7. KID ON THE BLOCK
    December 3, 2019

    All YOU can not stop reggae!

  8. Cassie
    December 3, 2019

    Everybody knows the judge is a bias judge

  9. RandyX
    December 3, 2019

    No surprise there. No justice to be had in Dominica as long as Skerrit is in charge.

  10. jaded
    December 3, 2019

    It is interesting that the UWP and their supporters and enablers want, so desperately, to stop an election that they claim that they will win by a landslide. If they are so confident that they will win convincingly, then let the election take place.

    • Janeee
      December 3, 2019

      Wanting to win it fairly. Not with all kinds of people getting free tickets to come and vote even all in Grand Bay which I thought was a sure seat. It is a shame. Spend that money to fix Roseau or build one factory in Dominica. Sad.

    • Walter White
      December 4, 2019

      The election would be won in a landslide for UWP if it was a fair election. There is proof of Labour shipping in individuals from abroad to vote, that is what was submitted to the court also. That was also admitted by former PM O.J Seraphin in the Al Jeezera documentary ‘Diplomats for sale’, saying ”Skerrit has a master plan of bringing in people from the other islands to vote, otherwise he would lose”.

  11. Bravo
    December 3, 2019

    Amen thank you Jesus. This is not the Judge of the dominica court decision but the decision of the Eternal Judge Jehovah Shamma. And we the Dominican people are forever greatful to the Most High for His mercies and deliverance from these trouble makers . Amen

    • Which Jesus?
      December 3, 2019

      Which Jesus are you referring to? The one who supports corruption? Immorality? Sin?
      Or the one who drove out the sinners with his belt?

    • Watchman
      December 3, 2019

      You really think this decision was an answer from the Lord, well remember he also states that he puts down one and raise up another. Please give him the praise when he put a new leader in place.

  12. craig charles
    December 3, 2019

    Being legal is not being right. There are other ways and means.

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