Kingstown, St. Vincent.
Petitioners: Opposition Members Exeter-Baptiste
Justice Esco L. Henry this morning the 30th day of June 2017 delivered judgment in the matter of the application to strike out elections petitions brought by candidates Benjamin Exeter and Lauron Baptiste against Sir. Louis Straker, Hon. Montgomery Daniel, the Supervisor of Elections et al.
The Applicants Defendants Sir. Straker et al contend that the defective recognisances given by the Petitioners are fatal.
The Petitioners are also contending that the motions of the Respondents are an abuse of process.
Justice Henry after reading parts of her judgment held that the motions of the Respondents are an abuse of the process of the court.
She further held that the Respondents not adhering to the deadlines strictly renders their motions a failure.
She further held that the Recognisances were not deficient but insufficient and held that the Petitioners deposit into court security for costs.
As such, she did not strike out the Petitions. The Hearing of the Petitions will go forward.