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Court completes hearing testimonies in Yallahs election petition

Bert Samuels, attorney for PNP's Constantine Bogle
 
The Supreme Court completed hearing testimonies on Thursday from witnesses in the election petition brought against Dean Jones, Jamaica Labour Party Councillor for the Yallahs Division in St. Thomas.
 
The court is to determine whether Mr. Jones lived in Yallahs and whether he was a civil servant when he was elected as this would make him ineligible to become councillor.
 
Mr. Jones who defeated the PNP's Constantine Bogle by 125 votes has dismissed the claims. 
 
Mr. Bogle's Attorney, Bert Samuels, said the next stage of the case will be written submissions in November and oral submissions in December. 
 
"We are hoping that this matter will be concluded quickly because the question of the determination of the representatives of the people is an constitutional issue and we're just hoping that we'll be able to get judgement in a good time," the attorney said. 
 
Meanwhile, Marvalyn Tayor Wright, the attorney representing Dean Jones, said she is confident that the Judge will rule in her client's favour.
              


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