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Queen’s Counsel Hal Gollop has accused the current Barbados Labour Party administration of “picking out some [shops] and shutting down others” in the measures it put in place to halt the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

He made the submissions as he wrapped up his arguments in the No. 12 Supreme Court yesterday.

“I would say the lesson must be sent abroad that the separation of powers doctrine is alive and well and the scrutiny of Parliament, the sovereignty of Parliament, must remain as a guiding principle of our democracy,” he declared.

Gollop and attorney Neil Marshall are representing trade unionist and Opposition Senator Caswell Franklyn, as well as businessmen Benson Straker and Adrian Kellman, who have brought constitutional motions against the Attorney General challenging the emergency management protocols. (HLE)

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