Over a million dollars lost due to Barbuda Airport injunction

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Site for Barbuda Airport as seen at start of works in 2018

The government says it lost over a million dollars after two Barbudans were granted an injunction against the construction of a new airport on the sister-else.

Last week, Cabinet held a discussion around the issue of the cost of the injunction granted.

The Appeals Court ruled last week to discontinue the injunction on the basis that the High Court would not hear the government’s side—a basic requirement in order to assure justice.

The order of costs was not assessed; “however, it is estimated that more than EC$1.35 million was lost by the actions of the two Barbudans who filed for an injunction. “

The government is indicating that should the Barbudans file once-more for an injunction, “the issue of cost will be pursued most vigorously.”

It warns that the plaintiffs will have to explain how they will meet the damages which their actions have wrongfully caused (and would likely cause again) to the taxpayers and the construction company.

A hearing for judicial review will take place on September 26, 2018.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. In what universe does the Government’s failure to follow its own laws and procedures allow that same government to blame others when they have to pay the bill. This ridiculous airport is tout finis. You have no one to blame but yourselves.
    Seeking justice does not require a means test. Stop threatening citizens with “all the resources of the state”

    • In what universe? you don’t have to go that far……it happens in any country where there is a dictatorship.

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