Friday, February 12, 2010
Corlette looses court case!
A high court action filed on November 3rd, 2009 by Region Four Chairman, Clement Corlette against the Regional Executive Officer, Shafdar Alli was dismissed on February 9, 2010 when the matter was brought before Justice Roxanne George Wiltshire.
The Regional Chairman through Attorney-at-Law Michael Somersall had moved to the Court since he felt that the R.E.O had been disregarding his direct orders and those of the council.
Ali was accused of executing and awarding projects without the knowledge of the Regional Chairman. Corlette's Lawyer filed a writ of Certiorari against the R.E.O. An injunction was also filed preventing the R.E.O from executing or taking any steps to execute projects and awarding contracts without the lawful authority of the chairman.
R.E.O Shafdar Alli denied all the allegations and said he executed his duties in his capacity as Regional Executive Officer as is prescribed by the law.
Justice George-Wiltshire heard arguments from both the defense and plaintiff before dismissing the matter. The court ordered the Regional Chairman to pay the R.E.O $25,000 for damages.