The matter involving the non-renewal of a contract for the former Head of the BVI Ports Authority, Claude Skelton-Cline was tossed out of the high court on Thursday by Justice Vicki-Ann Ellis.
The matter was against the then Dr Smith-led National Democratic Party (NDP) administration which lost the recently-held general election to Andrew Fahie’s Virgin Islands Party (VIP).
Notably, Skelton-Cline was an NDP supporter, but he has since turned his allegiance to the VIP.
The reasons behind the case’s dismissal are not yet clear.
When BVI News contacted the usually vocal clergyman for comment on whether he intends to appeal the judgement, he responded with a ‘no comment’.
The matter was first brought before the court in 2016.
Media reports are that despite being reportedly promised a new contract, Cabinet did not renew his contract to head the Ports.
Skelton-Cline was represented by Tana’ania Small-Davis from Hunte and Co. Law Chambers.
During her submissions to the court, Small-Davis said there was no issue with her client’s performance and hinted that it may have been a political move.
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