Leave for judicial review concerning Dave Bruney’s appointment to IPO granted

Astaphan

High Court Judge Justice Brian Cottle has granted leave for the application of judicial review to question the appointment of the Dave Bruney on the Integrity Commission (IPO).

Last week an application challenging Burneys appointment was filed in court on behalf of Ambrose George and other members of Cabinet.

Senior Council Anthony Astaphan said the news is encouraging.

“I am very happy that he granted us leave to apply for judicial review to question Bruneys appointment. He agreed with us on the application that there were serious issues about Bruney being disqualified on the grounds that he held office in the United Workers Party up until April 2011,” he said.

Astaphan also said the judge has refused to grant an injunction to stop Bruney from sitting on the commission.

“That was well within the Judge’s discretion but we will look at it and see how we should approach it,” he added.

Counsel for the Opposition Mr. Gildon Richards says the Judge has made the right decision.

He described the allegations as frivolous and flimsy.

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46 Comments

  1. TRUT
    April 19, 2011

    SERIOUS SIDE…..HOW IS IT WHEN IS LABOUR PARTY THEY COURT SYSTEM PERFORMS LIKE A WELL OILED MACHINE…BUT WHEN IS THE OPPOSITION OR ANYONE NOT ASSOCIATED WITH THE COVERNMENT IT PERFORMS LIKE A RUSTY OLD BROKEN MACHINE?……IS IT ME OR IS IT INTERESTING???

    FUNNY SIDE…….D WAS WONDERING WHAT ROLL TONY CAN PLAY IN A MOVIE WITHOUT MAKE UP…….AND I GOT IT…..”HOLY PENGUIN BATMAN”

  2. Pikky
    April 19, 2011

    He would look better with locks and babb :mrgreen:

  3. de caribbean change, BBA, MBA, CPA
    April 19, 2011

    He looks like “Sogo FLY”, STATE OF EMERGENCY YOU PUT ME IN JAIL.

  4. OMG
    April 19, 2011

    Tony is so scary looking…..arghhhhh!!!!

  5. no name
    April 19, 2011

    perfect photo

  6. Truth be told
    April 19, 2011

    Same court same Judge, a different decision in a different case. Mr. George is disappointed – understandadly so. His very personal private maters will now be laid before the UWP’s table. Wait to hear about what Ambrose and Skerrits owns soon. When Dave was appointed to the IPO he was very convinced that Skerrit was the biggest and most corrupt leader ever to serve in Dominica”. he was convinced that Skerriot owns the villas. He was convinced that there is rampant corruption in government led by Skerrit. What has happened since to allow Dave to deal in an objective manner to matters involving Skerrit? Remember the attack on the IPO for not responding positively to the complaints of the UWP as they were brought by the experienced, veteran journalist. The one who has no formal training in jouirnalism? How can Dave’s perceptionof Skerit’s guilt chnage overnight by the taking of an oath? We are really asking for plenty.

    In this matter, I am did not hear Tony or Alick take the judge to task for not siding with them. Remember the svagery that was unleashed on the same judge by Mr. All perfect, Lennox when the same Judge ask Linton to pay $50,000.00 for his tongue? What a among true professionals.

  7. Anonymous
    April 19, 2011

    While all of you commenting on Tony’s looks, how many of you can walk in his shoes? Why can’t you all criticize constructively instead of attempting to ridicule the man. Remember Tony is doing his job as an attorny, whether we like it or not. Does anyone know his track record in terms of the number of cases he has won not just Dominica but regionally? Come on people, if you dont have anything positive to say, this is not the avenue for such negatives. We can do much better than that.

    Remember the saying….”let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me”

    Lets look at ourselves in the mirror and remove the beam from our eyes, before we can see that of others.

    God Bless

    • ?
      April 19, 2011

      We can’t help but comment on his looks. Man are you seeing that picture looking back at you? Constructive criticism is out the window today we, sorry pah.

  8. Hugo Grotius
    April 19, 2011

    :lol: Fond Cani Massiveeeeeeeee

  9. Anonymous
    April 19, 2011

    boy tony not pretty. papa met. somebody please remind me of the cartoon character he looks like. The name is not coming to mind right now.

    • Funny
      April 19, 2011

      Pinky and the Brain? lol

  10. thinker
    April 19, 2011

    Tony, why don’t you want Dave Bruney appointed?
    Does he know something about you that you don’t
    want others to know. If so, you are not a man but
    a whinger like you were at SMA – you haven’t
    change.

  11. Lougaoo Mem
    April 18, 2011

    Almighty and eternal father please hear our paryers and cast this evil spell to the bottomless pit of fire. He looks like the demon I once confronted at my door-step. Now, he is in charge of our judicial sytem tearing the nation in pieces with the help of the devil’s servants who serve at the top, Amen.

  12. Brain Damage
    April 18, 2011

    Tony, please stay off Dominicans back. Who have ears let them hear.

  13. Rolle
    April 18, 2011

    This Judge is a labour party judge.

  14. Big-Bannan
    April 18, 2011

    That is the look of another Mitsubishi pick-up truck sold to a poor farmer for an extra $45 thousand dollars over it’s market value. The blood of the poor is begining to show in your looks.

  15. simple mind
    April 18, 2011

    “O what a tangled web you weave, when first you practice to deceive .”

  16. The eye of the beholder
    April 18, 2011

    We continue to skirt around the issue….commenting on the man looks….he ain’t asking anyone for wife…..geezzz man.

    Let’s concentrate on the garbage he is belching out every day and the destruction he is causing in the country….enough about his looks….I sure if someone had to describe each and everyone of you…..they would come up with something not so pleasing.

    Let’s rise above that my friends and discuss the hard core issue, this is the only way we are going to get things done in the country.

    Is Tony Astaphans, the justice system and the cabinet with one set of utensils fair? That is the question.

    How do we stop this madness from happening in our country?

  17. run for your life.
    April 18, 2011

    wayyyyy!!!! hallla… u killing me, the eyes, also the frigging ears and bread fruit head, boy look things, mister better doe jam up with me in the night. i will scream for mercy from fright. :oops:

  18. mad/mad
    April 18, 2011

    *********** what an awful picture he look like one of those guys in a gangster movie

    • sick/sick
      April 19, 2011

      austin powers…pretty look this cartoon character…..sing it out…let those who have EARS hear…lmao

      • wee/wee
        April 19, 2011

        conehead ..with brains of destruction dat iz……..chipmuncks aint got nothing on u

  19. oh oh
    April 18, 2011

    BUH DNO why u doin dat to us ner? I just clicked on here and started to scroll down….boiiiii i frighten…..i serious nuh…lolzzzzzz boiiiiiii dat picture dere self self

    • ray
      April 18, 2011

      You all may not like him as a person , but we thank god for him!his one of the best laws dominica has and will ever be! we love you tony

  20. DPM
    April 18, 2011

    Papa met oye. Tony what happen to your face? I cannot even read the story much less comment on it.

  21. king ping
    April 18, 2011

    We need some real guys who are not afraid to take down some lawyers and judges this is just too much
    Ambrose of all people man
    give me a break

    tony need a shaking up

    i will stay in the US and hear about all you Silent dominicans eh

  22. hymm
    April 18, 2011

    the court system is working well it seems. but its bending on one side. look speed papa for tony and tony only. where is the judgement for the french passport? an all u telling me about ccj.

  23. lol
    April 18, 2011

    papa met ow buh dat pic dere self scaring me we pa!!! 8-O 8-O 8-O 8-O 8-O

  24. Who's Country is It?????
    April 18, 2011

    Many Dominicans have over the years had an uncanny docile approach to anything that does not directly affect them/their familiy. Is anyone running a tally of the amount it cost government in lawyer/court fees for these nonsensical undertaken? It appears that lawyers like Tony continue to steer the country from agendas like creating employment which is far more serious, and had it not been for the few media houses this unemployment issue would be in the dark hole of space. I cannot understand how people stand for lack of representation especially when the needs of the elite in our society are being addressed.

  25. maskerfraid
    April 18, 2011

    Run peeps run Tony coming with looks and lies

  26. Gremlin
    April 18, 2011

    Allah allah DNO you doh have a different picture of Tony. Even if the man is deceitful and dishonest at least get a better picture nuh .

    • O.G.
      April 18, 2011

      my yute that pic shows EXACTLY what tiny tony is!!!

  27. Happiness Ka Fan Cho Mwen!
    April 18, 2011

    DNO…brought the picture back again (lol)…The last time i saw that picture, I almost lost my child.

    • oh oh
      April 18, 2011

      hahahahahahahahahah good one…u self have me chocking……..lolzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz doh kill me pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    • Happiness doh ez !
      April 18, 2011

      Lol @ Happiness….. dey doh say when fings friken you, de chile does come out looking exactly like de fing nah? So seeing you doh lose de chile, lemme guess…… de chile come out looking like uncle tone-toan-toan?

      Never a dull moment on DNO….allu have too much jokes. Heheheee

    • newtral
      April 19, 2011

      lololololololol

  28. Anti-arrogant ignorance
    April 18, 2011

    Nice pic, an appropriate reflection of the person inside.. Thanks DNO! no wonder hum,huum, huum! Good thing walls don’t speak.

  29. ljomby
    April 18, 2011

    :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: 8-O 8-O :mrgreen: photo of the day beauty in the eye of the beholder most hansome layer ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha bebell diable.

  30. doctor love
    April 18, 2011

    IS THIS THE PICTURE OF THE GENTLEMAN THAT ACTED IN BATMAN AND THE PENGUINS.

    • D/A Youth
      April 18, 2011

      Everytime I see this man I remember the Batman movie. Even my niece says that this man looks like penguin.

    • Not easily fooled.
      April 18, 2011

      I agree with you. My son was behaving and I showed it to him. DNO, this picture is distracting

  31. birdy in the sky
    April 18, 2011

    Wow how quick this issue went to the judge. I’d be a darn fool our totally bias to believe that guys like Tony and the politicians in power have no control over the legal system
    Why is it taking the judge three weeks to decide whether or not Tony should present his clients passports in a case?
    I am not a legal expert and I went to school in August only but I can tell when a scale is not balanced and I can also detect that the person seating in the driver seat is the one driving the bus.

    • PORTSMOUTH RESIDENT
      April 18, 2011

      remember the judge appointed by the government :?: :mrgreen:

  32. sadist
    April 18, 2011

    ADMINS— I CAN’T HELP BUT LAUGH AT THIS PICTURE. IT LOOKS LIKE PENGUINE IN THE BATMAN MOVIE. HHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAAA

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