Court Reserves Three Days for Hayles’ Arguments

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The Supreme Court has reserved three additional days to hear arguments in the dispute between the Office of the Contractor General, West Hanover MP, Ian Hayles and parliament.

July 24, 26 and 27 of this year have been set aside to for the hearing to resume.

Opening arguments in the matter were heard earlier this month.

Hayles is seeking to have a report by the Contractor General Dirk Harrison not tabled in parliament.

Queen’s Counsel Jacqueline Samuels-Brown is representing the OCG.

Representatives from the Attorney General’s chamber are acting on behalf of Parliament.

Mr. Hayles is being represented by Abraham Dabdoub.

In the report, Mr. Harrison has recommended that the police launch a criminal investigation into Hayles.

Hayles is Member of Parliament for West Hanover and a former State Minister in the ex-Simpson Miller administration.

Contractor General Harrison has also asked the police to investigate Mr. Hayles’ wife, Charlotte Alexander-Hayles and his mother, Pauline Gray.

This in relation two two property deals in Hanover. Mr. Hayles and his relatives have denied wrongdoing.

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