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….moments after AG admitted that her appointment collided with Constitution
Chief Justice (ag) Roxane George just moments ago ruled that Minister Oneidge Walrond is not a lawful member of the National Assembly and that her initial appointment as Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce on August 5 , 2020 by President Irfaan Ali was also in breach of the Constitution, given her foreign status.
The Chief Justice handed down the ruling during a virtual hearing today, shortly after the Attorney General (AG) and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall admitted that Walrond’s appointment collided with the Constitution.
He said an Affidavit by Walrond, submitted to the Court this morning, provides a detailed explanation and also admitted that her appointment breached Article 155 of the Constitution.
In effect, the Court’s ruling upholds a Fixed Date Application (FDA), filed by Opposition Chief Whip Christopher Jones after US records revealed that Walrond was still a citizen of the United States of America (USA) when she was sworn in as the Minister and Member of Parliament.
More details in a subsequent report.