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Vanterpool Vs HoA Speaker in High Court resumes today, April 13, 2019

Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) understands that Mr Vanterpool has presented to the court, a separate application seeking a declaration on Section 67 of the Virgin Islands (VI) constitution as to whether the D4 seat has been vacated. Photo: Team of Reporters
 The scene outside the courthouse yesterday, April 12, 2019 as HoA Speaker, Julian Willock speaks with legal minds. Photo: Team of Reporters
The scene outside the courthouse yesterday, April 12, 2019 as HoA Speaker, Julian Willock speaks with legal minds. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the hearing of Mark H. Vanterpool’s request for a Judicial Review into House of Assembly (HoA) Speaker, Hon Julian Willock’s refusal to swear him into the District 4 seat commencing yesterday, April 12, 2019, the case will continue today, Saturday, April 13, 2019.

Case Continues

Both Speaker Willock and Mr Vanterpool have a team of lawyers representing their interests and Justice Ann Marie-Smith will listen to arguments and today decide whether or not the matter will move forward.

As part of his opening submissions to the court, former Attorney General (AG) of Trinidad & Tobago, Anand Ramlogan SC, a Lawyer representing the interest of the HoA said, “Obviously, my lady, this is a very important matter and the Speaker is very anxious to have the matter dealt with in accordance with the rule of law [and] he has no special interest for one way or the other.”

He noted, however, that the constitution must be observed regardless of what the outcome is.

“I find myself in the unhappy position that I am asked to respond to the substantive issue on the fixed claim filed this morning which has somehow managed to make its way to my lady,” he stated.

Separate Application

Further, Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) understands that Mr Vanterpool has presented to the court, a separate application seeking a declaration on Section 87 of the Virgin Islands (VI) constitution as to whether the D4 seat has been vacated.

This news site will provide coverage of today’s proceedings and will update the story as new details emerge. 

6 Responses to “Vanterpool Vs HoA Speaker in High Court resumes today, April 13, 2019 ”

  • i from here (13/04/2019, 09:20) Like (20) Dislike (12) Reply
    Willock we are praying for you and the country’s peace
  • wize up (13/04/2019, 11:02) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    when a judgment is handed down; will both parties abide by that finding or run up and down appealing: just asking
  • taxpayer (13/04/2019, 11:19) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    From pic below seems like pretty big team there for Willock. But we wondering who paying? (Note: How come we no get a picture of Vanterpool team ?).
    • wize up (13/04/2019, 14:27) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      @ taxpayer: payment for these judicial Proceedings will not amount to what can not be adequately accounted for over the pass 8 years(wink!!!wink!!!!) play the tape(the very same tax money???)...the issue is between HoA and the elected for #4::: just saying no-ting personal
    • open mind (13/04/2019, 14:29) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      To Taxpayer: Don't you see the pic of Vanterpool team above that of Willock?? Team comprising his Lawyers, Wife and Sister???
  • The Reaper (13/04/2019, 11:26) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    Get your mind Right. Praying for what Stop pussing footing around Me


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