I STAND WITH GISELE petition aims to broaden reach

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A new effort is being undertaken towards getting more support for the I STAND WITH GISELE ISAAC petition to The Government of Antigua & Barbuda and the Watt, Dorsett and Company law firm to speed up her cases before the court.
This is because the petition, which was launched on August 16, has been losing the momentum with which it started. As of yesterday afternoon, the petition had gotten 238 signatures. Approximately half of that had come from the first day of the launch alone.
Barbara Arrindell, one of the organisers of the campaign and petition for justice for Isaac, explained what is going to be the next step.
“We are going to be moving it to an on-the-ground petition because many of the people we have spoken to have said that they either don’t have access to online things or they don’t fully trust online activities.
So, one way or the other, there will be a move to get the petition in people’s hands in the paper format which they are accustomed to and that will be done shortly,” Arrindell said.  
She added that residents are also being asked to wear the I STAND WITH GISELE wristband on Mondays and Saturdays to show support on days when the fraud accused has to sign in to a police station while on bail pending her trial.
Arrindell said that although the number of signatures hasn’t reached the target of 500 as yet, she is heartened by the support received so far.
The main reason behind the petition is the lengthy time it is taking for Isaac’s criminal, civil and industrial court cases to wrap up over four years after her battles started with her suspension as executive secretary of the Board of Education.

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