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Arthur Saldivar & Trevor Vernon

Arthur Saldivar & Trevor Vernon

Arthur Saldivar & Trevor Vernon

AARON HUMES Reporting: Minister of State Edmond “Clear The Land” Castro is being sued by one of his constituents, Trevor Vernon.

Vernon accuses Castro of violating the Code of Conduct enshrined in the Constitution and the Corruption in Public Life Act when he caused himself and others to receive some $30,000 in funds from the Belize Airports Authority in 2013.

The case was scheduled for hearing today before Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin, but it has been postponed until May 5.

Neither man was present in court.

The Minister was in Belmopan for the budget debate while it is not known why Vernon was not present.

In court, attorneys for both sides of the case – Philip Palacio for Vernon and Naima Barrow for Castro – reported to the Chief Justice that Castro was only personally served with the claim form notice on Sunday.

Castro’s attorneys have four weeks to respond to the claim before the May 5 hearing date.

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