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Feb 22, 2018

Titan Case Headed to C.C.J.

Also before the Caribbean Court of Justice is Titan International Securities, which is suing the Government in respect of a raid of their Matalon Business Center offices on Coney Drive in 2014. Business owners, Bahamian nationals Kelvin Leach and Rohn Knowles, won judgment in the Supreme Court for nearly nine million dollars but at the Court of Appeal, it was reversed, leading to Titan appealing at the C.C.J.  The Government insists that Titan does not deserve to be paid a penny as the business has folded and the compensation sought is excessive considering the damage done. Solicitor General Nigel Hawke says the case is due to come up later this year.

 

Nigel Hawke

Nigel Hawke, Solicitor General

“Titan had appealed to the C.C.J. If you recall, the Court of Appeal had basically reversed the decision of the learned trial judge. So now we were at the C.C.J. for a case management yesterday. Basically, case management was just to fix dates for hearing and the dates for submissions. I think the scheduled hearing date is tentatively fixed for, as I understand it, the fifteenth of May; that may change but that’s the tentative date. And I think they are to do their submissions by the sixteenth of April, and I think we are to respond by the thirtieth of April, 2018.”

 

Reporter

“Sir, having looked at the case yourself, are you able to say if you are of the opinion that you think it will withstand the test of the C.C.J.’s scrutiny?”

 

Nigel Hawke

“That’s a tough question. We feel we have a good case; that’s as much as I’ll say. But I really can’t try these matters in the press because these matters are sub judice and I don’t know how the court will rule. We have to go make our arguments but we feel confident in our arguments.”

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