03 August 2015
Petites Annonces Gratuite
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Convicted  to 33 years’ penal servitude for possession of  471,7 grammes of heroin and for drug trafficking by the Assizes Court, the  South African J.J. Botha has been acquitted last week  on appeal. In a judgment delivered by the Full Bench of the Supreme Court sitting on appeal and consisting of the Chief Justice, Keshoe Parsad Matadeen, the Acting Senior Puisne Judge Saheeda Peeroo and Justice  David Chan Kan Cheong, has allowed the appeal.
Noyan Béugé has been acquitted by the Appeal Court which has quashing  his conviction  to  six months’  imprisonment  after he was found guilty for larceny by means of scaling in breach of Section 309 (1) of the Criminal Code. In its ruling the Appeal Bench consisting of Justices Abdulraffick Hamuth and  Gaitri Manna-Jugessur Manna came to the conclusion that the Prosecution has failed to establish the expertise of PS Luchman in the field of footprint.
Seniority is not a criteria taking into consideration in the nomination of  Deputy Rectors. Ghumanand Heeramun, who has obtained leave  to apply for  Judicial review to contest the nomination of  55 Deputy Rectors , has  lost his application against the Public Bodies Appeal Tribunal. In his application he has contested the decision of the  Public Service Commission (PSC) for having nominated those Deputy Rector to his  detriments.The PSC and the 55 new deputy rectors  were sued as co-respondents.
The decision of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) not to appeal against the ruling  of the Intermediate Criminal Court condemning N. Ramdin and K. Hazareesingh, the authors of the acid aggression, of the Director of the defunct  Medpoint Clinic, Dr Kishan Malhotra, to one year imprisonment, has been upheld  a  couple of days ago.
Justices Ah Foon Chui Yew Cheong and  Rita Teeluck, sitting at the Supreme Court last week, have allowed The (Mauritius) CT Power Ltd leave to apply for Judicial review of the government’s decision to abandon its power plant project at Pointe aux Caves, Albion.
“The essential averments in the present plaint having failed to formulate a complete cause of action for want of precision cannot be condoned out of speculation that it will be cured by way of a forthcoming amendment.
Friday, 17 July 2015 14:00

Air Mauritius pilot loses once again

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The Appeal Bench composed of the Senior Puisne Judge, Eddy Balancy and Justice Ashraf Caunhye, has last week upheld the judgment of the Industrial Court confirming that the dismissal of the Air Mauritius pilot, Leonard George De la Haye, by his employer was fully justified.
Friday, 17 July 2015 14:00

Reduced sentence for ex-SILWF Chairman

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Bedianand Jhurry, former trade unionist and former Chairman of the Sugar Industry Labour Welfare Fund (SILWF), will have to serve 9 months’ imprisonment under  each of the  five  counts of “making use of his office for gratification whilst being a public official”, after his appeal has been rejected by the Court of Criminal Appeal this week.
Phoenix Beverages Ltd has lost its appeal before the Appeal Court which has  upheld the ruling of the  Black River District Court finding the appellant company guilty of distributing food containing foreign matter in breach of section 16 (3) (b) of the food Act 1998 and sentencing it to pay a fine of Rs 10,000 and Rs 100 as costs. Before the trial Court, the appellant company had pleaded not guilty to the charge and was defended by counsel.
The former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Mauritius Post and Cooperative Bank Ltd (MPCB), Lakshmana Lutchmeenaraidoo, who was claiming damages to the tune of Rs 10,053,537 on ground of unjustified dismissal, has lost his case against his employer before the Supreme Court Civil Division. In a judgment delivered by Justice Prithiviraj Fekna, the Court has come to the conclusion that the plaintiff has failed to establish his case for breach of contract or for unfair dismissal. The Plaint with summons is accordingly dismissed with costs for the defendant company.
Friday, 26 June 2015 14:00

Non reimbursement will lead to liquidation

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La Compagnie Sucrière de Bel Ombre will be liquidated unless it reimburses a sum of Rs 3,548,237.14 to Alliance Building Contractors Ltd. It is the ruling given by Justice Gérard Angoh, sitting at the bankruptcy division of the Supreme Court in a judgment delivered last week.
“Having refused leave, the Supreme Court made an order for costs against the appellant (Peerless Ltd) in favour of the GRA (Gambling Regulatory Authority). While the Board considers that the appeal should be allowed and that leave to apply for Judicial Review should be granted, it has come to the conclusion that it should not interfere with the Supreme Court’s decision in relation to the costs in the Court below.
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