AG appeals Full Court’s rejection of stay of judgement application

Dipcon judgement

The Attorney General’s chambers has filed an appeal of the Full Court’s decision to reject attempts to stay a court order directing Finance Minister Winston Jordan to pay Dipcon Engineering US$2 Million by today (Monday) or face jail time.

Court of Appeal

According to the appeal, Justice Priya Sewnarine-Beharry “misdirected herself in a number of points when she rejected their motion.” The AG’s contentions are a repeat of previous arguments they had made, which were ultimately turned down by Justices Diana Insanally and Someone Morris-Ramlall. The Justices found that the application for the stay had no merit.

The state is seeking to have the Appeal Court  set aside, reverse or vary Justice Sewnarine-Beharry’s judgement. Additionally, the State is also seeking costs. 

Attorney General Basil Williams

On Monday, Minister Jordan said that he is not a “gangster” who is ready to face jail and that he is hoping that President David Granger can save him.

Finance Minister
Winston Jordan

More details in the Tuesday, July 07, 2019 edition of the Guyana Times.