Contractor Emile Elias has lost his over three decade long legal battle with a property developer over a townhouse community in Westmoorings.
Delivering a 24-page judgment at the Hall of Justice in Port-of-Spain yesterday morning, Appellate Judges Peter Jamadar, Gregory Smith and Andre Des Vignes dismissed Elias’ appeal over the decision of a High Court judge in 2013 to order him to pay Westmoorings Limited $1.2 million in compensation for delays in completing the project in the 1980s.
Former housing minister Dr. Roodal Moonilal is questioning whether public housing policy is being held up by a personal feud between two key players.
According to the former housing minister, the prime minister must explain whether the Finance Minister Colm Imbert is declining to give a government guarantees to NH International Caribbean Limited because of an ongoing private legal row involving the minister and the company’s chairman Emile Elias.
NH International, a construction company owned by former chairman of the Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT), Emile Elias, has won in court against a company owned by Finance Minister Colm Imbert, in a legal matter arising from the construction of the Grenada National Stadium.
The Appeal Court has dismissed an application by National Stadium (Grenada) Corporation for a stay of execution of a judgement handed down in 2011 by Justice Peter Rajkumar in 2011 in favour of NH International.