King challenges Sooba continuing as Town Clerk

-in appeal of Chief Justice’s ruling

Attorneys for City Hall Public Relations Officer Royston King have appealed parts of the Acting Chief Justice Ian Chang’s recent ruling which said, among other things, that Carol Sooba can continue performing the functions of Town Clerk as the de facto Town Clerk.

On April 10th, Justice Chang ruled that former Local Government Minister Ganga Persaud did not have the lawful authority to appoint anyone and that his decision to appoint Sooba as the Town Clerk was “ultra vires” since that responsibility was vested in the Local Government Commission, although it has never been set up.

“…It is the finding of the court that the Minister acted ultra vires the provisions of the Municipal and District Councils Act, Chapter 28:01, …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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