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Suit against Atherley appointment dismissed


Antoinette Connell

Suit against Atherley appointment dismissed
Opposition Leader Bishop Joseph Atherley. (FILE)

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A lawsuit challenging the appointment of Leader of the Opposition Bishop Joseph Atherley was thrown out on Wednesday.

It had been brought by Grenville Phillips II, head of the political party Solutions Barbados. He sued the Attorney General, asking the High Court for a judicial review of the process in which Atherley came to take up the post in May 2018.

Atherley crossed the floor one week after the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) swept all 30 seats in the May 24, 2018 General Election and assumed the office.

Yesterday, Atherley said he never thought the lawsuit, filed last October, would go anywhere. (AC)

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