No start date set for arguments in budget cuts appeal
A date is yet to be set for commencement of arguments in the appeal filed to challenge the ruling by acting Chief Justice Ian Chang that the 2012 budget cuts were unlawful and according to attorney Khemraj Ramjattan this is because the documents used during the High Court hearings are still being compiled.
While expressing concern at the length of time for the process, Ramjattan who appealed the matter on behalf of Speaker Raphael Trotman, told Stabroek News yesterday that once the compilation has been completed, the Chancellor will set dates for arguments to be heard in the Court of Appeal.
Ramjattan, who had filed the appeal on February 25, told Stabroek News that the records are now being finalised. He said that when a matter is filed with the Court of Appeal, the court asks the lawyers for the documents that were filed while the case was being heard in the High Court.