“The Court was not minded to grant our application for interim injunctive relief but it did grant our application for an expedited hearing on this matter” and the application will be heard on the 7th and 8th July, the Constitutional Freedom Bermuda group said.
A spokesperson said, “Constitutional Freedom Bermuda would like to take this time to thank our legal team for launching a robust application for interim injunctive relief to restrain the Government from implementing proposed Mandatory Quarantine; the Government argued that interim relief should not be granted because the Applicants could be compensated by way of monetary damages if their constitutional rights were, after a full hearing, found to have been breached.
“On this basis, the Court was not minded to grant our application for interim injunctive relief but it did grant our application for an expedited hearing on this matter and refined are pleased to confirm that the Court granted our request for an expedited hearing on the substantive challenge and our constitutional application will be heard on the 7th and 8th July 2021 to afford the Government time to put together its defence and for our legal team to reply.
“Instead of using the more than capable members of the Attorney General’s Chambers, the Government engaged the services of Queens Counsel, Delroy Duncan of Trott & Duncan, who argued for the Government to be able to enforce the unreasonable mandatory quarantine at the Hamilton Princes Hotel & Beach Club, The Coco Reefs Resort, and the Grotto Bay Hotel & Spa.
“We look forward to the substantive hearing of this matter on 7 July 2021; in the interim, the Bermudian public should hold the Government accountable to ensure that they do not continue to unreasonably trample on the rights of Bermudian citizens.”