High Court judge, Justice Esco Henry today recused herself from the election petitions trial.
Maia Eustace, instructing solicitor for the petitioners, confirmed this to iWitness News.
Eustace, however, said that the legal team for the petitioners was in a meeting and she would provide details later.
The decision by Justice Henry comes mere days after she granted an application, last Friday, by Carlos James, a member of the respondents’ legal team, to postpone until next February the hearing of oral testimonies, originally scheduled for this week.
James made the application alleging that Grahame Bollers, senior counsel for two of the respondents, is unwell and his doctors have ordered him to rest.
In Friday’s ruling, Justice Henry noted that she is under orders by the Court of Appeal to hear the petitions as expeditiously as possible.
Benjamin Exeter and Lauron Baptiste, of the main opposition New Democratic Party (NDP), are challenging the announced election victories in December 2015 in Central Leeward and North Windward of Sir Louis Straker and Montgomery Daniel of the ruling Unity Labour Party (ULP).