Opposition Leader to Face Court Before Public Meeting

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Opposition Leader Lennox Linton

Opposition Leader Lennox Linton and former Prime Minister of Dominica Edison James are due in court today in an ongoing incitement matter related to the events of February 7 2017.

Following a UWP meeting then, which called for the resignation of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, several businesses in Roseau were vandalized.

The charge against Linton is that between January 22, 2017 and February 7, 2017 he unlawfully incited people and jeopardized the public safety order and public peace following the public meeting.

Magistrate Asquith Riviere is, today, expected to rule on the admissibility of statements made by one of the prosecutions witness.

The police is represented by the Trinidad Senior Counsel Israel Khan who has previously stressed the importance of the matter as Linton is vying for the country’s top political office.

Following the court appearance, Linton is expected to lead a public meeting on the Dame Eugenia Charles Boulevard to address issues related to electoral reform; monies, he says, are unaccounted for under Governments CBI programme; and the recent matter of the mysterious ‘Terry Baron’ seen in posed photos with members of the UWP at a party function in May.

Meantime, the UWP is also expected to hold a press conference later this morning to announce its candidate to contest the Grand bay seat in the upcoming polls.