Senior Counsel Anthony Astaphan is charging that media coverage has shown bias towards his clients, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and Education Minister Peter St. Jean, in the dual citizenship court matter.
“We have an enormously bias press in Dominica. When you read the reports of the media on what the witnesses have said and didn’t say when I cross examined, you get the impression that it’s a one sided fight and we got nothing out of the petitioners witnesses,” he charged.
The lead counsel said his team got more than sufficient to assist themselves and to ensure that “we succeeded this case”.
Meantime Astaphan said the issue of the Prime Minister not having to give evidence was a significant “win for us and I am very grateful of the support that I got from the whole legal team”.
The trial to determine whether Skerrit and St Jean contested the 2009 general elections illegally resumes on September 29th.