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Feb 11, 2020

Counterclaim Against P.S.U. Goes Before the Court

Estevan Perera

On Monday, the parties involved in the P.S.U. land claim were back before the courts. Last week, the Supreme Court ruled that Simplex Design Limited was the legitimate owner of the hilltop property and that the union’s battle was with the Belmopan City Council who sold the property to the private company, based in Corozal. Now, Simplex Design filed a counterclaim because despite having issued an eviction notice, the union has refused to vacate the property. That was heard before Justice Courtney Abel. Attorney Estevan Perera explains the request for back rent owed by the union to Simplex and confirms that the parties are discussing a possible settlement.


Estevan Perera, Attorney, Simplex Design Limited

“We still have the remaining counterclaim, which we refer to as the auxiliary claim wherein we are seeking certain declarations from the court, specifically in respect to the termination of the lease agreement as well as the possible eviction of the P.S.U.”



“That eviction was sent in December of last year. I understand that there is a counterclaim from your client of some thirty-five thousand dollars. What portions of the law will you guys seek to have that remedied in the courts?”


Estevan Perera

“Yes, indeed. The notice was indeed sent back in December, terminating the lease sometime in January of this year. What we were requesting in that demand that we sent out was that the P.S.U. pay for all the back rent that was owed, pursuant to the lease. That’s part of the claim; that forms part of the claim. I don’t recall the details of it right now, but what I can say also is the fact that all of the parties are currently in discussions right now with a possible opportunity to settle the remaining matters that are currently before the court.”

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