Gov’t sued over Berbice bridge takeover, freeze on tolls

The Berbice Bridge

The Berbice Bridge Company Incorporated (BBCI) has mounted a legal challenge to government’s takeover of the operations of the bridge and the authority of the Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson to prevent it from instituting increases.

In its application to the High Court, which lists Patterson and the Attorney General as first and second named defendants, respectively, the BBCI has given notice that it is seeking orders from the court quashing the proclamation issued for the takeover of the bridge.

As a matter of fact, the company says that both Patterson and his predecessor under the previous PPP/C administration, Robeson Benn, had been written to concerning its plans for toll increases but neither ever responded…..

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