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Viralee Latibeaudiere loses legal battle against Government, contract expires

Published:Wednesday | April 30, 2014 | 3:15 PM

Barbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator

Former Commissioner of Tax Administration Jamaica Viralee Latibeaudiere has lost the first round of her legal battle with the Government.

The Court of Appeal a short while ago upheld an application by the Government that Latibeaudiere failed to file her fixed claim form in the time required when she was granted leave to the Judicial Review Court.

Last year, the Supreme Court gave Latibeaudiere leave to take an employment dispute with the Government to the Judicial Review Court to challenge her dismissal.

The court also granted an injunction barring the Government from filling the post of Commissioner of Tax Administration Jamaica.

She was given 14 days within which to file her fixed date form, however, the appeals court heard that she did not meet this deadline.

In upholding the government’s application, the appeals court quashed the orders granted to Latibeaudiere.

This means that the Government can now go ahead and enforce the termination of her employment.

Her contract with the government expires today.


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