Injunction extended in Robert Rainford case
Barbara Ellington, Justice Coordinator
The Supreme Court has extended an injunction barring the State from filling the post of permanent secretary in the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development.
The Services Commission fired Robert Rainford from the position last month following a revelation that he posted bail for former Cash Plus boss Carlos Hill in 2010.
Supreme Court Judge Lennox Campbell had granted an injunction barring the authorities from filling the post and today it was extended until November 25.
The injunction has been taken out against the Governor General, the Public Service Commission, and the Chief Personnel Officer in the Office of the Services Commission, who are the defendants in a suit filed by Rainford in relation to his dismissal.
Court documents filed last Friday have revealed that the Government has admitted that Rainford was fired incorrectly and erroneously.
Attorney-at-Law Duane Thomas, who represents Rainford, has argued that there were serious constitutional breaches arising from his dismissal.
Rainford was informed that his job was being terminated because he had brought the public sector into disrepute by standing as surety for alleged fraudster Carlos Hill.
The former Cash Plus boss is charged with fraudulently inducing persons to invest in his failed investment scheme.
Rainford claims he did nothing wrong in bailing Hill who is a long time family friend.
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