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Court further stays bankruptcy notice for Shahine

Published:Thursday | January 10, 2013 | 6:24 PM

Barbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator

Supreme Court judge Leighton Pusey has granted an extension of the stay on the payment notice to have Member of Parliament for North East St. Ann Shahine Robinson declared bankrupt.

Her attorney Ransford Braham filed an application in chambers today seeking a stay of the notice.

On December 12, Manley Bowen, who brought a dual citizenship case against the North East St Ann MP, served a notice on Robinson for her to pay $15.3 million in legal cost within seven days or face bankruptcy proceedings.

Robison applied for and received a temporary stay which expired today.

In her application, the North East St Ann MP argues that she is appealing the legal cost awarded against her in the dual citizenship case and the court is yet to hand down its ruling.

She is contending that the payment notice should be stayed pending the judgment.

However, attorneys at law Abe Dabdoub and Raymond Clough are challenging the application.

They argue that once a person gives notice and the person shows that he/she cannot pay, then the court cannot grant a stay.

They have also referred to an affidavit filed by Robinson in which she stated that her assets are valued at $5 million.

The lawyers are to continue their submissions on January 18.

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