Cannonier-Watson Trial Adjourned Again

The trial for Sophia Cannonier and Michael Watson, which was scheduled for today and tomorrow (March 21 and 22) in Magistrate’s Court, was again adjourned by the Worshipful Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo until Friday, June 10.
A few months ago, the couple were formally charged with refusing to comply with mandatory quarantine and with refusing to complete a travel authorization form. Both offenses allegedly occurred on July 11 of last year.
Speaking with TNN before heading into the courtroom, Ms. Cannonier and Mr. Watson had a feeling that the trial would not go ahead today, as other cases took some precedence.
“ The Government is still trying to figure out exactly where the emergency is,” Mr. Watson said. “ The Emergency powers give the government the ability to uphold certain rules and regulations. Once those regulations expire, however, they have no power to uphold those rules and regulations . . . [If our case] were truly an emergency, then this would have been resolved [at this point.]”
After the trial was adjourned, Ms. Cannonier said that she and Mr. Watson will continue on with their lives.
“ Our case is minor, for our personal situation,” Mr. Watson said. “ Maybe it is more significant for the bigger picture, for what we represent and maybe that is what scares them the most.”

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