Dottin’s hearing adjourned again

Elliott Mottley QC (left) and Darwin Dottin.
Elliiott Belgrave QC (left) and Darwin Dottin.

The start of the presentation of arguments in the injunction case brought by Commissioner of Police, Darwin Dottin, against the Police Service Commission and Governor-General, Sir Elliott Belgrave, has been delayed again.

The PSC had advised the Governor-General to send Dottin on leave pending his enforced retirement in the “public interest”.

When the parties to the matter first met last week before Madame Justice Margaret Reifer, the State was granted time to file affidavits and prepare for their arguments to begin today. However, the case was again adjourned until next Friday morning at 9:30, because “the other side (the State) was not ready,” explained one of the senior attorneys in the high-powered team representing Dottin.

Queen’s Counsels Elliott Mottley and Leslie Haynes along with Stuart Mottley, the legal team appearing on behalf the embattled commissioner, is urging the High Court to reinstate Dottin and restrain the enquiry which the PSC intends to carry out. Dottin was in court today.

The State, Barbados TODAY understands, is being represented by the Solicitor- General’s office while the case for the Police Service Commission is being handled by Queen’s Counsels Pat Cheltenham and Hal Gollop, assisted by Marsha Lougheed Page. (EJ)

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