first_img Share 34 Views   no discussions Tweet LocalNews Jacqueline Theodore’s matter to continue tomorrow. by: – April 12, 2011 Sharecenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Mrs Jacqueline TheodoreThe Appeal court matter between the Government of Dominica and Mrs. Jacqueline Theodore is scheduled to continue tomorrow morning as parties were ordered to meet to decide on an independent assessor.Dominica Vibes News spoke with Mrs. Theodore who was very shocked at this morning’s proceedings when she was informed that documents were missing from her file;“It was a shocker this morning. The jugdes requested that both parties involved come to Chambers and were informed that some of the documents which were filed on my behalf; the most pertinent one being the Skeletal Arguments, which was filed since November 2010 were not in the file along with other documents which my lawyer filed earlier this year. The same thing that happen this morning with my documents missing from my file happened last year. If my lawyer did not have his copy of the documents my matter could have been thrown off.”Mrs. Theodore also questioned  whether it was legally correct for Mrs. Baron Royer to file an Affidavit in this matter; Mrs.Francine Baron Royer who up to today has been the lawyer for the Government side, filed an Affidavit in response to my Notice of Application on Friday 11th April, 2011 and this document was in the file. She as the Legal representative of the Government at the material time is writing an Affidavit as a Witness for the Government. Because her Affidavit is in support of a matter which arose before the Compensation Board when she was the lawyer for the Government trying to correct something which she never addressed at the time.”She also informed that the Judges were angry as a result of the missing files “and called it an embarassment not only because of the length of time the matter has been going on for but because of the nature of the case which is a constitutional matter.”The Judges ordered that both parties meet together and agree upon an independent assessor who would serve as an evaluator on the damages to the property and to remedy the damages which includes; the slippages, the roads, reforestation, compensation for trees, crops, the removal of derelict vehicles as well as other damages.The judges also remarked that “this should have been rectified a long time ago because under the Land Acquisition Act before entry onto any property there should have been an appointment of an authorizing officer who is an independent assessor not influenced by any party.”Dominica Vibes News was informed by Mrs. Theodore that “this appointment of an authorizing officer was never done. As a matter of fact, Glovello Toussaint was appointed Govenrment’ s representative on the Compensation Board. Six years after entry on my land and after almost two years later he was removed as the government’s representative and appointed as the authorizing officer. How independent do you think he was?”Mrs. Theodore took time to express her delight at the appointment of Mr. Levi Peter as Attorney General; ” I must say I welcome Attorney General Levi Peter. He is like a breath of fresh air because he appears to be someone who is interested in the pursuit of justice and wants to bring this matter to closure.We will have an update on this matter after the court adjourns tomorrow.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img

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