Basseterre, St Kitts, December 11, 2019 – St Kitts and Nevis Minister of Tourism and International Trade, Hon Lindsay Grant and Ambassador of Youth, Sports and Culture, Jonel Powell has a date with Resident Judge His Lordship Mr Justice, Eddy Ventose on Thursday 12th December. Both Grant and Powell are both lawyers.
Their appearance Thursday is in connection with a High Court judgement in a matter for breach of trust, breach of fiduciary duty and failure to account or misappropriation of US$460,000 (EC$1.2 million) belonging to a client, Tanzania Tobin Tanzi.
In an October 28, 2019 ruling, Justice Ventose refused to set aside a default judgement and ordered that Tanzil, Grant and Powell to make submissions on the assessment of damages.
According to information on the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court website, Tanzania Tobin Tanzi filed a claim against Grant and Powell, alleging breach of trust, breach of fiduciary duty and failure to account or misappropriation of US$460,000 on December 22, 2017.
Tanzil has claimed that the sum of US$460,000 was transferred to the bank accounts of Grant and Powell in May 2013, for the purchase of a condominium unit under the Citizenship By Investment Programme and to secure title for the property.
Tanzil is being represented by Sylvester Anthony, Angelina Gracey Sookoo Bobb and Renal Edwards.
Grant and Powell are represented by Brian Barnes of Daniel, Brantley & Associates.
The matter is expected to be heard in Chambers.