HIGH COURT JUDGE STOPS GOVERNMENT’S CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS AGAINST WINGROVE GEORGE; ORDERS IMMEDIATE RETURN OF PASSPORT

HARRIS' ATTEMPT TO VICTIMISE GEORGE HAS BEEN THWARTED

Wingrove George, former supervisor of elections
Wingrove George, former supervisor of elections

Basseterre, St. Kitts, November 20, 2018 – A High Court Judge in St. Kitts and Nevis Monday 19th November, stopped the Timothy Harris-led Team Unity Government from pursuing criminal proceedings against former Supervisor of Elections, Mr. Wingrove George and ordered the immediate return of his passport. His Lordship Justice Eddy Ventose during a High Court hearing on November 19 also ordered the Attorney General Mr. Vincent “Juicy” Byron to return Mr. George’s passport to him by 3 p.m.  on that same day.

Mr. George was imprisoned last December on trumped up charges and asked to surrender his passport and report to the Frigate Bay police station weekly. The judge also suspended the conditions of the bail thereby releasing Mr. George of any obligation to report to the police.

George was suspended from his employment with the government and arrested on politically motivated charges relating to misconduct in public office, purportedly in relation to perceived irregularities with the February, 2015, federal elections.

The opposition St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party has long maintained that the charges brought against George was “strictly vindictive politics.”

George is being represented in the matter by the Law Offices of Sylvester Anthony.

The government has brought in Dane Hamilton Q.C. of Antigua for the case.

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