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Appeal court schedules hearing for Trafigura case

Published:Sunday | June 12, 2016 | 6:12 AM

The Court of Appeal has scheduled a sitting for this week with all attorneys involved in the much-delayed Trafigura case.

The Gleaner-Power106 news centre understands that the sitting will be used as case management to settle a number of issues related to an appeal that has stalled the case since November 2011.

Attorney-at-law K D Knight, who represents People’s National Party (PNP) President Portia Simpson Miller, has also indicated in a letter to The Gleaner, that he expects dates will be set for the hearing of the appeal.

Authorities in The Netherlands want Simpson Miller and PNP functionaries Robert Pickersgill, Phillip Paulwell, Colin Campbell and businessman Norton Hinds to answer questions under oath about a J$31 million donation to the party in 2006 while it formed the government.

Lawyers for the five are appealing a decision by Supreme Court judge Lennox Campbell that the answers be provided in open court.

The Appeal Court sitting is scheduled for Friday at 9:30 a.m.

Among the issues to be settled is whether Justice Campbell has provided reasons for his decision.