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Cornwall Bar concerned no cases heard yet by Emergency Powers Review Tribunal

The Cornwall Bar Association has expressed concern that almost two months after the Emergency Powers Review Tribunal was established to hear appeals in relation to persons detained under the State of Public Emergency in St. James, it has not heard a single case.
 
Speaking with RJR News Wednesday morning, Stacy-Ann Young, President of the Association, said the three-member tribunal had not been assembled.
 
It will for the first time hear cases next week.
 
The tribunal will meet from March 26 to 29 to hear objections on the further detention of 19 persons.
 
Ms. Young said the complaints will be filed on Wednesday.
 
The eighteen men and one woman have been in custody at the Freeport police station for longer than the 14 days allowed.
 
The police have filed detention orders to keep them longer.
 
The tribunal will determine if the requests are justified. 
 
In addition to the 19 persons, another 40 individuals are detained at the Freeport lock up under the State of Public Emergency.
 


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