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Orden Graham gets November court date


When the sedition charge against Orden Graham came up for hearing Monday it was postponed because the Acting Director of Public Prosecution Colin Williams wanted to prosecute the matter, Crown Counsel in the Director of Public Prosecutions Office Saboto Caesar told the Court.

However Williams was at the assizes and unable to attend the Serious Offences Court.{{more}}

Chief Magistrate Sharda Sinanan Bollers adjourned the matter to November 20.

The case against Graham, General Secretary of the Green Party, was expected to be heard in the Layou Magistrate’s Court where the party called on supporters to congregate but they learnt Monday morning that the case had been transferred to Kingstown.

His supporters included owners of land at Buccament, former New Democratic Party Senator Conrad ‘Rocky’ McIntosh, members of the People’s Action Alliance of Bequia, and Marlon Mills of the Friends of the Tobago Cays.

Graham remains on a $5,000 bail with one surety and a condition that he report every Wednesday between 12 noon and 9 pm to the Calliaqua Police Station.

The sedition charge arose from an incident on August 27 when he addressed a meeting in the Central Leeward district of Buccament.

He is being represented by defense attorney Emery Robertson.

Graham contested the last general elections held December 5, 2005 for the Green Party in the South Central Windward constituency. He received nine votes. The Green Party ran three other candidates: leader Ivan O’Neal led the charge with 14 votes in East St George, Donald O’Neal, (Ivan’s son) secured 12 votes in North Windward and John Waldron had two persons in South Windward endorsing his candidacy.