Williams defends settling of ‘incurable’ cases, denies kick-backs

Attorney General Basil Williams speaking at yesterday’s press conference.

Attorney General Basil Williams yesterday restated that the Government opted to settle some of their outstanding cases since they were “incurable” and denied suggestions that they might be benefitting from “kick-backs”.

Speaking at a press conference yesterday at the AG Chambers on Carmichael Street, AG Williams was questioned as to why the Government chose to settle most of their cases as opposed to fighting them.

“…Because a lot of those cases were incurable. In other words, when you appeal a matter, if an issue wasn’t argued below you couldn’t raise it on appeal,” he said, while noting that they discovered similar issues with many other cases but they are prepared to deal with the more serious cases…..

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