Royston King ordered to pay $10,000 to Arjune for filing late Affidavit


Due to a late filing of an Affidavit, Town Clerk Royston King was ordered to pay a fine to Mohendra Arjune, who is legally challenging the Council’s decision to roll out its parking meter project in Central Georgetown.

On Monday, March 20, 2017, the High Court case involving Town Clerk, Royston King and Mohendra Arjune was once more called before Justice Brassington Reynolds.

According to Mr. Arjune’s Attorney, Kamal Ramkarran, “the Town Clerk was ordered to pay $10,000 costs to Mr. Arjune for filing it (Affidavit in Defence) out of time.” The Affidavit in Defence was filed on Monday, March 20, 2017.

Ramkarran added that “Mr. Arjune has to file his Affidavits in Reply to the two Affidavits in Defence on or before 6 April,” while come April 10 “a schedule for submissions in writing on the law will be set.”

Meanwhile, Attorney-at-Law, Stephen Fraser was successful in getting Smart City Solutions (SCS) to be permitted to intervene with the consent of the Applicant, Mr. Arjune in the matter.

“They (SCS) have been given leave to file their Affidavit in Defence on or before 27 March,” he told News Room.

During the last hearing on Monday, March 06, 2017, Justice Reynolds ruled that the Court will not grant any permission to pause the parking meter operations while the matter is engaging the court. However, SCS had agreed to allow Mr. Arjune free parking within the city pending the present court matter, as the application was filed in his name.

The case will continue on April 10, 2017, at 9.30 am.

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