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Government's British Counsel Puts Case Against Baha Mar's Challenge To Winding Up Petition

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

BRITISH Queen's Counsel Peter Knox is expected to continue his submissions on Wednesday afternoon in Supreme Court as the government’s counsel in a winding up petition against Baha Mar.

In a hearing this morning before Justice Ian Winder, Mr Knox was in defence mode after Baha Mar’s legal team of fellow QCs, James Corbett and Maurice Glinton, sought to challenge the Attorney General's jurisdiction in bringing the petition against a number of Baha Mar affiliated companies.

Mr Knox said the government was not seeking to wind up the multi-billion dollar resort today but merely to have provisional liquidators appointed who will make arraignments between the parties to speed up the resort’s completion.

Wayne Munroe, QC, who appears for the government’s petition to have outstanding gaming taxes returned, defended Mr Knox’s submissions that the government’s counsel should be heard first before Baha Mar’s application to strike out was made.

Justice Winder went on to rule that Mr Knox will give submissions first on whether the government’s petition is valid before giving the floor to Messrs Corbett and Glinton on the point they raised.

Mr Knox said the important questions for the court to consider are: whether the respondents (Baha Mar) are insolvent? Do the petitioners have legal standing as creditors? Were there just and equitable grounds for the petition? Should provisional liquidators be appointed? And who will be the provisional liquidators?

The hearing continues. Further details in The Tribune on Thursday

Comments

MonkeeDoo 4 years, 9 months ago

Unless Mr. Knox came with a tub of Oxy-Clean I don't know how he can pull this off. Were there just and equitable grounds for the petition? Ya gotta love it ??? Of course - The pools sub-contractor is going broke and the AG's shops are sitting empty because the Chinese downed tools and went home.

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MonkeeDoo 4 years, 9 months ago

How much was paid to the pools and waterways prime contractor ? What's their name ? Who gave the subcontract to Osprey that is now choking them ?, Names Mr. Knox, names.

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proudloudandfnm 4 years, 9 months ago

No way they can force Bahamar into wind up. This dumb ass government is going to learn a lesson now....

They are going to look like utter fools when this is all over....

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themessenger 4 years, 9 months ago

How much of our taxpayers money is going to this high powered QC now that we guvment AG office attorneys done disqualified themselves, maybe we should use Alyson dem pay to pay him.

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MonkeeDoo 4 years, 9 months ago

I guess Mr. Knox is staying at the Hilton, courtesy of CCA ???? Hope so !!!. Dim Sum for din dins !

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Wideawake 4 years, 9 months ago

I'm waiting for Mr. Glinton's contribution!!

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