Justice Simone Morris-Ramlall this morning ruled that the Local Government Commission (LGC) acted unlawful when it dismissed Town Clerk, Royston King.
The judge further ruled that the decision by the LGC to dismiss King, based on the findings of a Commission of Inquiry (CoI), was also unlawful since the LGC had no authority to delegate it’s investigatory powers to a CoI which is not part of the LGC or local government body.
In this regard, the Judge held that the setting up, investigations and findings of the CoI are also unlawful.
According to King’s lawyer, Patrice Henry the judge’s rulings means that his client has to be paid all his benefits and he remains on administrative leave.
Speaking with reporters, King expressed that he has always had confidence in the judicial system. He further noted that he has always taken his job seriously and is not surprised at today’s rulings.