Full Court unable to hear appeal of Granger’s exclusion from budget case

The Full Court yesterday ruled that it has no jurisdiction to deal with the decision of Chief Justice (Ag) Ian Chang to strike out Opposition Leader David Granger as a defendant in the budget cuts case.

However, Granger’s legal team plans to appeal and if need be is prepared to move to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). On June 19 last year, Justice Chang struck out Granger and Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh as defendants in the case, on the ground that they are parliamentarians and can’t be sued.

Attorney General Anil Nandlall, who initiated the suit to challenge cuts made to the national budget by the one-seat opposition majority, yesterday confirmed that the Full Court comprising Justice James Bovell-Drakes and Justice Rishi Persaud upheld his submission that the Full Court of the High Court had no  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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