Constituted Authority Activated for General Election

Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Professor Kenneth Hall has appointed the Hon. Dennis Lalor, O.J. (Hon. Ll.D) and the Hon. Mr. Justice Ransford Langrin, C.D., as members of the Constituted Authority. This has been done in accordance with Section 44A of the Representation of the People Act, and after consultation with Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and Leader of the Opposition, Bruce Golding.

The Authority has been activated in preparation for the general election to be held on September 3.

The four selected Commissioners of the Electoral Commission will also comprise the Constituted Authority. They are Professor Errol Miller, Chairman of the Commission; Dr. Herbert Thompson, President of Northern Caribbean University; Dorothy Pine McLarty, and Mr. Justice Clarence Walker (Retired).

Members of the Constituted Authority are invested with powers to halt an election in any constituency, or to request the Election Court to void an election and hold a fresh one if there are malpractices.