The Court of Appeal has lifted an injunction which stopped work on the construction of an International Airport on Barbuda.
The decision was handed down earlier today, paving the way for work to continue on the project which is said to be nearly 80 per cent complete.
Sir Gerald Watt QC whose law firm dealt with the matter on behalf of the government, told parliament earlier today that the appeal has been allowed.
“The injunction is discharged…the court has held that the right to a hearing in sacrosanct,” the House Speaker and senior lawyer said.
The action which was brought by John Mussington and Jacqueline Frank on August 2,
The decision has been strongly criticised for the judge’s apparent failure to hear lawyers appearing for the Airport Authority and the Development Control Authority.
“We thought that was thoroughly unfair, it was a breach of the rules of natural justice and the Court of Appeal agreed with our arguments,” said Dr. David Dorsette who appeared today on behalf of the government.
Parties will return to court on September 26 to debate the substantive issue of the injunction.