Dr. Ralph Gonsalves Speaks About They Privy Council On The Ottley Hall Matter

Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has outlined the options available to the Government, in relation to the Ottley Hall Commission of Inquiry, in view of the recent ruling handed down by the Privy Council, in a case brought by former Prime Minister Sir James Mitchell.

The London-based Privy Council ruled in favour of Sir James, in the case in which he claimed bias on the part of Commissioner of the Ottley Hall Commission of Inquiry, retired High Court Judge Ephraim Georges.

In the Judgement, which was handed down in December last year, the Privy Council said that Justice Georges’ Interim Report on the Ottley Hall Marina Project “contains far too many firm statements of the misbehaviour of the appellant”.

Responding to a question, during a News Conference on Monday, Prime Minister Gonsalves explained that the Privy Council has ruled that Justice Georges should no longer be involved in the Inquiry.

The Prime Minister pointed out that the ruling by the Privy Council does not mean that the Government is obliged to discontinue the Inquiry.