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Speaker’s cheque handed over


Speaker’s cheque handed over

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A SETTLEMENT is reportedly being reached in the money dispute involving Queen’s Counsel and Speaker of the House of Assembly, Michael Carrington.

Sources told the WEEKEND NATION yesterday that a banker’s cheque for over $200 000 had been paid on behalf of Carrington to the law firm George Walton Payne and Co., which is representing 78-year-old John Griffiths who last month won a High Court judgment against Carrington.

According to reports, the issue, which has sparked national debate, is expected to be finalised after Griffiths’ lawyers fine-tune the outstanding debt including the interest accrued and attorney fees as ordered by the High Court.

Justice Jacqueline Cornelius had ordered that Carrington pay Griffiths over $208 900, the balance from the sale of a property which included a banker’s cheque with cash value of over $84 194, the remaining proceeds of an estate which was inherited by Griffiths.

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