Injunction Imposed Against Government Over Nygard Cay
By RASHAD ROLLE
IN a move being hailed as a victory for greater transparency in government processes, Supreme Court justices granted injunction requests against the government yesterday that prevents the Christie administration from making decisions on billionaire fashion mogul Peter Nygard’s applications for building permits and Crown land.
“These cases are being mounted by Save the Bays to ensure that the executive branch of government respects throughout the Bahamas laws passed by the legislative branch. Unfortunately we have to resort to the judicial branch to keep the executive branch in line. This is not how a country should be run. The government is not only Office of the Prime Minister; it also comprises Parliament, the executive branch and judiciary branch. Each must respect each other’s roles.
July 18, 2014