According to Sinclair, “The bailiff has been trying to serve Mr Reid for several days but he has avoided personal service. The magisterial recount was scheduled for today and in spite of the Director of Elections and Returning Officer being served the Parish Judge could not proceed as Mr Reid was not there. We are confident of victory and we suspect Mr Reid is simply trying to delay the inevitable.”
Sinclair continued, “The Bailiff attempted to serve him at his known address and the address stated on his nomination papers but he was not there. Two Attorneys-at-Law were present at court today, both of whom were present at the official count of ballots on behalf of Sylvan Reid on November 29, 2016, however, they denied that there were there on his behalf. He has been in phone contact with the Bailiff and even turned up for Municipal Corporation’s orientation today, but seems to be hiding from the Bailiff”.
The Jamaica Labour Party on Thursday filed for a Magisterial Recount on behalf of Gregory Harris in line with legal electoral procedures for the Salt Salt Spring Division where the JLP is of the view that the 5 vote loss should be overturned and some votes which were to be counted were rejected in the final count.
Sinclair is appealing to Mr Reid to do the right thing and make himself available to be served in order that the people of Salt Spring can get proper representation at the Parish Council. He is asking anyone who can influence Mr Reid, to advise him that he has a duty to fulfil this requirement of the electoral process.