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Ex-BIDC staff’s payday


Heather-Lynn

Ex-BIDC staff’s payday
Attorney Gregory Nicholls condemned the BIDC’s actions. - (FP)

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It’s another big payout for six forcibly retired former Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC) employees and the estate of a deceased colleague, as a High Court ordered the state entity to pay them almost a million dollars in damages yesterday.

The judgment could also see the end of a six-year legal battle unless Government decides to appeal.

However, the decision has come too late for former employee Maharley Babb, who succumbed to cancer in March 2019.

“One of my clients died without being able to have the dignity of being able to deal with the palliative care in her most trying times, without being able to know that I can go to a doctor to alleviate the suffering because she had no income. None at all. And that was the decision that was made by the then board,” attorney Gregory Nicholls, who represented the seven, told the Saturday Sun yesterday.

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