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CCJ reserves judgment in nationalisation case of BTL, BEL

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Friday reserved judgment in Trinidad in the nationalization case of Belize Telemedia (BTL) and Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) following three days of arguments.

The arguments hovered mainly over the authority that the government has to assume control of the utilty company, which took place since the amendment to the Eighth Amendment in 2011.

Senior counsels, Eamon Courtnay and Godfrey Smith and Queen’s counsels, have been arguing against the government’s lead attorney, Denys Barrow, S.C. and will return to Trinidad in January of 2015 for the decision.

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