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Dec 31, 2008

David Gegg vs. Jaguar Paw; case set for January 7TH

Story PictureWe reported in our newscast last night that Tourism businessman, David Gegg was taking Jaguar Paw Resort to court, seeking to have the resort reopen to his cruise tour business, Zip Line Adventures Company. While Gegg was not at court, his attorney, Michel Chebat declined to comment on the case. But his counterpart, attorney Elson Kaseke who represented Jaguar Paw, told News Five that the application for the injunction is baseless because the resort closed its doors to Zip Line Adventures for good reason. According to Kaseke, Zip Line has been delinquent in rentals and user fee payments. This, he says, was after Jaguar Paw along with Zip Line Adventures and a third company from Barbados had entered into an agreement in 2005. The agreement, which was never signed, authorized Zip Line Adventures Limited to establish their tours on Jaguar Paw’s property and in turn, Zip Line would pay rentals and user fees for each person who uses the service. But while Jaguar Paw is saying Gegg’s company owed them almost seven hundred thousand dollars and they have reason to call it quits, Gegg thinks not. He gave us his side of the story via telephone.

Voice of David Gegg, Chairman, Zip Line Adventures
“Jaguar Paw, I believe, in closing down an operation did so illegally. There is an arrangement with Jaguar Paw to use their real estate to operate that business and the fees that are earned by Jaguar Paw for that privilege are fully paid up so in our view they had no justification for closing it down and denying everybody, including themselves; them being one of the shareholders, the benefits of the business. It’s a malicious and reckless act, I feel.”

Marion Ali
“And according to Jaguar Paw and their attorney, Mr. Kaseke, you have owed them close to seven hundred thousand dollars that no payments have been made for several months, close to a year.”

David Gegg
“Total nonsense! Total nonsense! Jaguar Paw is upset because I am no longer using them as a sub contractor for my cave-tubing services and I’m not doing that because there’s been a change at Jaguar Paw where the person who started that business is no longer in the country and the people who are running it, I don’t feel are able to do so in a way that provides me with a long-term opportunity to conduct my business and that is why I went to NICH in the first place to try and create an alternate facility.”

Justice Minnet Hafiz Bertram will be hearing opening arguments from the attorneys on the morning of January seventh. Meanwhile, Jaguar Paw’s attorney, Elson Kaseke, has filed an application of his own to strike out the injunction in his opponent’s application.

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