FORMER works and transport minister under the People’s Partnership government Jack Warner today insisted he told Chaguanas vendors a permanent structure would be erected for them at the old Chaguanas Health Centre site.
Warner was testifying at the trial of a group of vendors who took the Chaguanas Borough Corporation to court, claiming they had a legitimate expectation that they would stay at that location based on representations made to them.
Presiding over the trial is Justice Kevin Ramcharan.
On January 20, 2015, the vendors had been granted an injunction against the corporation’s decision to remove them from the site and they were allowed to continue to sell there until the hearing and determination of the case.
Under cross examination by the corporation’s attorney Kelvin Ramkissoon, Warner insisted he told vendors a new permanent structure would be erected at the old health centre site.
The trial continues tomorrow with submissions by attorneys for the corporation and the vendors.
Also representing the corporation is attorney Sonja Gyan.