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AG seeks review of judge's ruling in OCG case
2013-02-14 09:35:39 | (0 Comments)
Transport Minister, Dr. Omar Davies, is seeking to have a review of the ruling on his application requesting leave to go to the Judicial Review Court to challenge the jurisdiction of the Office of the Contractor General(OCG).
Attorney General, Patrick Atkinson - file photo
The transport minister had sought leave for the Review Court to determine whether the OCG had the authority to requisition an independent oversight panel set up to monitor three major government infrastructure projects.
The attorney general, who represented Dr. Davies, had disagreed with the OCG’s insistence that the oversight panel should provide formal reports on its deliberations regarding the projects.
However, on February 1, Supreme Court judge Lennox Campbell turned down the application for the review.
Now, the attorney general, Patrick Atkinson, is seeking to have a rehearing by the full court.
He says the application was filed last week and he is now awaiting a response from the court.
However, Atkinson would not disclose the grounds on which he is seeking the review, saying he would not want to question the judge’s ruling in the public domain.
The government had established the panel to monitor the north-south link of Highway 2000, which spans Spanish Town to Ocho Rios, the Gordon Cay Container Trans-shipment hub, and the Fort Augusta Container Terminal.
Source: The Gleaner/Power 106 News
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