The Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of former St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party candidate and former government minister, Mr. Rupert Herbert.The court upheld Justice Thomas’ quantum of cost amounting to US$283,333.33 or EC$762,999.99 and awarded cost to Mr. Herbert in the appeal matter.
The Court regarded the appeal as another episode in the long-running battle between the appellant Lindsay Fitz-Patrick Grant and the respondents – Supervisor of Elections, Mr. Leroy Benjamin and Returning Officer Mr. Wentworth Rogers following the general elections in St. Kitts and Nevis in 2004.Mr. Grant and Rupert Herbert contested the election for the constituency of St. Christopher 4. Mr. Herbert was the successful candidate. Mr. Grant brought an election petition against Mr. Herbert as the successful candidate.