Thursday, February 22, 2018

'Remove CAL vice-chairman'

FARID Scoon, the attorney for former president of the Hindu Credit Union (HCU) Harry Harnarine, has written the Integrity Commission calling for an investigation into whether vice- chairman of Caribbean Airlines Mohan Jaikaran is fit to hold public office, the Express has learnt.

The letter comes in the wake of a ruling by Justice Joan Charles in favour of a company which claimed Jaikaran was guilty of a breach of fiduciary duties and oppressive management of WinTV.

In January this year Justice Charles ordered that there be judgment for the claimantsó Tsidkenu Investment Corporation and Neil Seepersad against the defendantsó Jaikaran and Win TV.

In 2008 Seepersad took legal action against Jaikaran claiming that he (Jaikaran) operated WinTV in a manner that was oppressive and unfairly prejudicial and with disregard to the shareholder and board member (Seepersad).

Seepersad claimed he invested some $9.2 million in WinTV which Jaikaran refused to reimburse.

Following the trial, Justice Charles delivered an order in favour of Seepersad and further instructed that both parties file written submission on the issue of the appropriate reliefs to be granted to the claimants, having regard to the facts and circumstances of the case on or before April 16, 2012.

Justice Charles also ordered that the defendant pay the claimants cost to be assessed by the Registrar in default of agreement.

The matter was adjourned to a date to be fixed for decision.

Harnarine is currently locked in three legal battles with Jaikaran of a similar nature.

Apart from the Integrity Commission, Scoon has also written a letter to the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT) calling for Jaikaran's licence to operate WinTV to be revoked, the Express has learnt.

Contacted for comment yesterday, Harnarine confirmed the two letters penned by Scoon.