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Bain no longer employed to UWI

Published:Wednesday | January 14, 2015 | 12:16 PM
Professor Brendan Bain - File

Barbara Gayle, Justice coordinator

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

Professor Brendan Bain's employment with the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona has come to an end.

This morning, the Supreme Court turned down an application which was seeking to extend the injunction which barred the UWI from removing him as Director of the Caribbean HIV/AIDS Training Network (CHART).

One of the attorneys for the UWI, Hugh Small, had argued that Bain’s two-year contract ended December last year.

Small said on that basis there should be no extension of the injunction.

The UWI fired the noted health professional last May after alleging that his constituents had lost confidence in him.

Professor Bain is suing the UWI for breach of contract, breach of constitutional rights and defamation.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court this morning granted an application to allow into evidence certain sections of a DVD which highlights a report put out by All Angles on Television Jamaica.

The court ruled that only clips of UWI Vice-chancellor Professor E. Nigel Harris and protesters, who appeared in the report, will be shown.

Bain’s attorney, Georgia Gibson Henlin, had applied for the entire report to be tendered into evidence, however, Small opposed the application.

Small argued that the television report contains individuals that are not in the case before the court.

He further said the protestors in the report were just expressing views on the matter of freedom of speech.

However, in her reply, Gibson Henlin, argued that Professor Bain was terminated on the bases that civil society loss confidence in him.

However, she pointed out that persons who were familiar with Professor Bain had protested at the UWI to register their objection to his dismissal.

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