Crown Counsel Oliver Thomas made his displeasure known as the case against Project Recycle Limited remained stalled in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court today.
When the matter which involves the Chief Town Planner came up before Magistrate Douglas Frederick, the manager of the Lower Estate quarry Leslie Weekes requested a two week adjournment in order to give the company’s new attorney Derrick Oderson time to prepare for the case.
At the last court sitting on February 22, attorney-at-law Wilfred Abrahams recused himself from the matter in which the Chief Town Planner is accusing the manager of Project Recycle Ltd of unlawfully changing the use of the land from mining to use of solid waste disposal, sometime between November and December 15, 2015, without the required permission.
The alleged act, according to the Chief Town Planner Mark Cummins, is in contravention of Section 40 (B) (1) of the Town and Country Planning Act Chapter 240.
Thomas, who is representing the Chief Town Planner, pointed out today that at the last sitting there was an undertaking given that everything would be in place to carry forward the matter from where Abrahams had left it off.
“I don’t like the manner in which they are handling the matter . . . they are not being proper,” Thomas complained, saying he was ready to move forward.
Magistrate Frederick also addressed the delay in the matter which has been before him since March 2016 and warned that there would be no further adjournments “without serious merit, because you are frustrating the Crown”.
The case will resume on April 4.