Opposition Signals Intention to Challenge Chief Justice Appoinment

The Opposition People’s National Party has given the clearest indication yet that it could take Prime Minister Andrew Holness to court over his appointment of Justice Bryan Sykes to act as Chief Justice.

The leader of Opposition Business in the Senate and PNP Spokesman on Justice, Donna Scott Mottley, says a legal challenge is the only solution to the constitutional contention.

Senator Mottley is insisting that by appointing Justice Sykes to act, Prime Minister Holness has breached the constitutional principle of separation of powers.

Senator Scott Mottley was making her contribution to the State of the Nation debate today.

Another Opposition Senator, KD Knight, also criticized the Prime Minister for his appointment of Justice Sykes as acting chief justice.

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