President Anthony Carmona is now free to swear in two new High Court Judges after the Court of Appeal struck out an injunction blocking the appointments originally scheduled for yesterday.
Delivering a unanimous oral decision at the Hall of Justice in Port-of-Spain yesterday, Appellate Judges Allan Mendonca, Nolan Bereaux and Peter Rajkumar dismissed the injunction which was granted by High Court Judge Frank Seepersad to attorneys representing former agriculture minister Devant Maharaj, following a late night court sitting almost 12 hours earlier.
The Opposition has the locations and times for a series of meetings it will hold on Property Tax.
The UNC will begin meeting from tonight.
The following is a statement issued by the Opposition:
"Political Leader of the United National Congress, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, SC, MP, is deeply concerned about the government’s rush to implement the Property Tax, and the damaging impact that this tax is likely to have on citizens.
The Opposition UNC has so far lost recounts in three out of six electoral areas and was awaiting results for Sangre Grande northwest last night.
Elections and Boundaries Commission chief election officer, Ramesh Nanan, said following Local Government elections, recounts were sought, mainly by UNC and one by the PNM.
The UNC had sought recounts in seats in San Juan/Laventille, Tunapuna/Piarco, Mayaro/Rio Claro, Princes Town and Sangre Grande.