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Oct 15, 2015

Ashcroft Attorney Weighs in on CCJ’s Discharge

Eamon Courtenay

Courtenay says that, as an attorney and as a Belizean, he too would have wanted to hear the decision, but the CCJ was not the proper forum and this was not the proper time for the Bar Association to apply to be an interested party in the case.

 

Eamon Courtenay, Attorney for Fortis/BCB/Dunkeld Intl.

“I think every Belizean…every member of the Commonwealth would want the Court to make a decision and for us to hear what the results of the arguments were. But the Courts are not universities. They don’t sit around writing judgments and using their time and resources in order to educate and teach people. They settle live disputes and once the parties settle this there was no live dispute between us and therefore the Court had nothing else to do. It became academic. It is not a good use of the Court’s time and resources to write a judgment after the parties have settled.”

 

The appeals before the CCJ by the parties who have settled with government remain open pending G.O.B.’s meeting all the terms of those settlements. 

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