Salisbury protest matter to return to the high court following ruling by the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court of Appeal
The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled that the Salisbury protest matter should return to the high court for the deliberation of another judge.
The Court of Appeal said Justice Bernie Stephenson did not consider all the constitutional matters before reaching a decision two years ago.
50 residents of Salisbury including Parliamentary Representative Hector John were charged in connection with protest on the Salisbury highway in May 2015, but attorney Cara Shillingford took the matter to court claiming that the decision to charge under the Riot Act was wrong.
Justice Stephenson said there was merit in Shillingford’s argument and ordered that the matter go to trial, but the Attorney General disagreed and decided to appeal.