By Aaron Humes: The Port of Belize Limited (PBL) has issued notification through the Marine Parade Chambers firm of Senior Counsel Godfrey Smith to former Minister of Economic Development and Investment, Erwin Contreras, that it intends to pursue legal action against him.
PBL says it intends to sue “for misfeasance in public office arising from the Defendant’s deliberate, willful, unlawful and clandestine signing of the Definitive Agreement between Portico Enterprises Limited d/b/a The Port of Magical Belize and the Government of Belize dated 1st October 2020, which resulted in financial losses to the Claimant.”
It will seek damages for misfeasance in public office; special and general damages, including damages for loss of opportunity and profits; aggravated and exemplary damages; interest and costs.
Contreras has anticipated being sued in court and so has not publicly commented on the genesis of the Definitive Agreement with Portico Enterprises Limited.
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