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Oct 19, 2017

Dunkeld: Government Can Run But It Can’t Hide

Eamon Courtenay

Answering for Dunkeld and the Employees’ Trust was Senior Counsel Eamon Courtenay. He contended that the Government was seeking to delay its obligations under the agreement and ultimately not to pay what was owed, choosing instead to find ways around it. Here was his explanation to the court.

 

Eamon Courtenay, Attorney for Dunkeld/B.T.L. Trust

“We say, Your Honors, that where we are, is that the Government has failed to perform the final obligation that it has under the settlement agreement which is to make the second payment. They were due on the twenty-eighth of June; they have not paid it. There is no evidence before this court that they cannot make the payments in U.S. dollars or in Belize dollars. What we have, and it became pellucid in my learned friend’s presentation, is the initiation by the Government of yet another war. We now want a war of auditors; we want to be here for another two to three years warring between auditors. Your Honors, I cannot but overemphasize, I must stress, that the application by the Government is designed carefully, calculatingly, to continue its campaign of delay, and not to pay what is constitutionally due to my clients.”

 

The C.C.J. has reserved judgment but promised to expedite its delivery.

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