Raj Singh Responds To Harper

Date Published: 
10-Feb-2013
Source: 
Kaieteur News
Author: 
Raj Singh

Dear Editor,

It seems that some people will never stop peddling misinformation in the public domain even though these issues have been corrected and put to rest numerous times in the past.

Mr. Bissoondyal Singh has misled the Courts and the Government of Guyana with his drivel and should take the time to read and understand a document before making public pronouncements on anything. If he cannot understand that document, he should seek proper counsel on same.

We note in an article issued in the Saturday’s issue of the KN that Messrs Harper & Singh wrote to the WICB complaining about the conduct and legality of the recently held AGM of the GCB.

Their reason for their complaint is stated that the GCB AGM was not properly constituted and they wanted to know the names of the delegates that attended that AGM on behalf of the Demerara Cricket Board.

These 2 persons are among several persons within the Bissoondyal grouping which have been injuncted against since February 2011 from holding themselves out as the DCB. The attached copy of the Order granted by the learned Judge James Bovell-Drakes is attached for your record which specifically states:

(In a High Court injunction dated February 8, 2011)

“IT IS ORDERED AND DIRECTED that the Defendants and each and everyone of them by themselves, their servants and or agents or otherwise whosoever or howsoever be restrained and an Injunction be and is hereby granted restraining the Defendants their servants and or agents or whomsoever from acting, operating, performing, functioning and or discharging in any manner whatsoever any of the functions, duties, and or obligations of or belonging to the Demerara Cricket Board and also from holding themselves out whether individually as Office Bearers of the Demerara Cricket Board and or jointly as the Executive Committee of the said Demerara Cricket Board.” (Those defendants being: “BISSOONDYAL DEODASINGH also known as

ISSOONDYAL SINGH, ROGER HARPER, PRETIPAUL JAIGOBIN, AVTEERTH ANANDJIT, SAMAROO JAILALL, EDWARD RICHMOND, NIGEL BISSU, NEIL BARRY, SHAWN MASSIAH, MANOJ NARAYAN, CLAUDE RAPHAEL and RONALD WILLIAMS.”)

The second Court document Granted On April 21, 2011 further states:

“Plaintiff KRISHNCHAND MANGAL AND UPON READING the Affidavit in Answer sworn by BISOONDYAL SINGH, the First Named Defendant, on the 17th day of February, 2011, and the Affidavits in Reply thereto AND UPON HEARING Attorneys-at-Law for the Plaintiff and for the Defendants IT IS THIS DAY OREDRERD that the Interim Injunction granted by Mr. Justice Bovell-Drakes on the 8th day of February, 2011, be made interlocutory AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Plaintiff do give an undertaking to cease functioning as a member of the Executive Committee of the Demerara Cricket Board until further ordered by the Court.”

Mr. Harper should say why he withdrew his court proceedings against Officers of the DCB after he realized he was losing.

I can advise Messrs Singh & Harper that the DCB was properly represented at the AGM of the GCB on January 27th 2013 and none of the persons listed above attended as a delegate of the DCB at this meeting.

Raj Singh