Judge reserves decision in Hyatt case

The legal arguments are over and it is now up to High Court Judge Sonia Richards to decide whether or not social activist David Comissiong will get to legally challenge Prime Minister Freundel Stuart’s decision on the proposed Hyatt Centric resort.

A marathon three days of legal arguments, which began last Wednesday, ended just before 1p.m. today, after Hal Gollop, QC, who is representing Stuart, and Barry Gale, QC, who is the attorney for Hyatt developer, the Mark Maloney-led Vision Development Inc, responded to the points made during yesterday’s four-hour address by Comissiong.

The social activist wants a judicial review of the permission granted to Maloney to build the US$100 million resort on Bay Street, The City.

The Prime Minister who is the Minister responsible for Town & Country Planning, is fighting back against Comissiong’s challenge, contending that the activist did not have either a financial or a legal leg on which to stand in the matter.

At the end of today’s hearing the judge reserved her decision and adjourned the case. No date was set for delivery of the ruling.

Comissiong, who previously said he was undaunted by the reputations of the opposing lawyers, was optimistic about the pending decision.

“I feel confident, but I wouldn’t want to say too much publicly. The judge has heard arguments of [all] sides, she will be giving a decision and we anticipate that we won’t have to wait too long before . . . a decision,” Comissiong told the media outside the Supreme Court this afternoon.

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