Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Phase II fights eviction in court

 ATTORNEYS representing reigning Panorama champion Phase II Pan Groove and the Port of Spain City Corporation have agreed to engage in mediation as they seek to settle out of court an issue relating to the steelband’s Woodbrook home.

The corporation is seeking to evict Phase II from its current location at Hamilton Street to bring a completion to the One Woodbrook Place project, owned by Home Construction Ltd (HCL).

 This, however, is being met with resistance by Phase II.

When the matter was called before Justice Carol Gobin at the Hall of Justice in Port of Spain yesterday, attorneys for both sides informed the judge they would seek to come to a compromise out of court.

The City Corporation is contending that provisions had been made for the steelband at a location in Mucurapo, close to the Foreshore, as the owner of the parcel of land had sold it to HCL.

In the instance that no out-of-court agreement is arrived at, both parties will return to court on April 2 for a status hearing, after which July 8 and 9 will be set aside for the hearing of the matter before the judge.