In a recent ruling, the Supreme Court has sided with JLP Councillor Stephen Williams, rejecting the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) attempt to proceed with a meeting slated for January 4. The meeting aimed to select a new chairman for the St Margaret’s Bay Division in Portland. Williams, fearing the loss of his position, filed an injunction earlier this week, citing an email from the party late last year as the basis for his concerns. The court, presided over by Justice Bertram Linton, granted a 28-day injunction, preventing the planned selection meeting.

Williams, represented by attorney Hugh Wildman, argued that the JLP’s intention to replace him breached the party’s constitution. Wildman justified the court’s ruling, asserting that no communication has been received from the JLP following the decision.The legal dispute is believed to stem from an ongoing conflict with a current member of parliament. The respondents, JLP Chairman Robert Montague, General Secretary Dr. Horace Chang, and Chief Operations Officer Sharon Hay Webster, were absent from court on Thursday.Despite the court’s decision, the JLP has not commented on the matter. Williams is expected to convene a press briefing shortly to address the developments.


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