St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Attorney General Vincent Byron is serving notice that government is moving the high court for a ruling on the eligibility of the leader of the opposition who allegedly has diplomatic passport of another country to continue as a member of the St Kitts and Nevis National Assembly.
“I would want to bring to the attention of this honourable House that the Attorney General has instituted, initiated, instructions to senior counsel to bring proceedings in this matter to determine whether the member for No. 6 should vacate his seat or not” Byron said.
Speaking in parliament Tuesday (November14), Mr Byron cited constitution provisions for the government's case.
“We have evidence that the Member for No. 6 has a diplomatic passport that states in it that he is a Dominican national. This government Mr Speaker, would like to place on the record our very deep concern that someone who has led this country for many years and who still sits in this parliament, should hold a passport of a foreign country and we say that resolve has shown an acknowledgement of allegiance, that he has shown an acknowledgment of obedience and adherance to a foreign state.”
Earlier in the morning, Speaker Michael Perkins read a letter from the leader of government business Mr. Eugene Hamilton and said he was seeking counsel on the matter.