THE FACTS: BREWSTER ET AL V THE PREMIER OF BERMUDA & MINISTER OF HEALTH
Constitutional Freedom Bermuda
? The Premier and Minister of Health spent your taxpayer dollars to hire Queens Counsel, Delroy Duncan QC and his associates, to represent the Government in respect of the application to prevent the expensive luxury hotel quarantine from becoming effective until after the Court had made a final ruling on the Applicants constitutional challenge.
? The Premier and Minister of Health will spend hundreds of thousands of your taxpayer dollars in legal fees to ensure that they infringe upon the constitutional rights of Bermudians and receive their 70% vaccination goal.
? The Government argued they should not be stopped from imposing the expensive luxury hotel quarantine on the basis that 1) a decision to implement the quarantine had yet to be made 2) the Applicants could be compensated by way of financial damages (paid by you the taxpayer) if they were ultimately correct that their constitutional right had been breached and the Government argued that the separation of families and children was an insufficient basis to stop them from implementing the expensive luxury hotel quarantine.
? The Government ambushed the hearing with an announcement that the Government’s science advisor at Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory advised them that the Brazilian or Indian Covid-19 variant had been discovered on Thursday’s British Airways flight. The Government’s lawyer indicated that Dr. Weldon would do further test to identify what specific strand it was.
? The Government, despite ambushing the court hearing with the news of the strand coming to the island, has decided not to inform the Bermuda public as yet and yesterday announced that the island had gone 7 days without a positive case. So the Government decided that it was important enough to raise the fact that a deadly strand of the Covid-19 virus was on the island during the injunction hearing but not important enough to tell you, the public.
? The Court granted the Applicants request for an expedited hearing on their substantive constitutional challenge.
? The Government was ordered to file its reply evidence by 25 June 2021 (they asked for extra time to do so)
? The Applicants were ordered to file their response to the Government’s by 2 July 2021
? The Court ordered the parties to exchange written Submissions by 5 July 2021
? The substantive hearing date was set for 7 July 2021
? Costs Reserved
C’EST LA VIE’; THE BATTLE CONTINUES. STAY TUNED!
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