High Court lifts injunction against DFA

Patrick John
Patrick John

The High Court in Dominica has lifted an injunction which had been placed on the Dominica Football Association (DFA), clearing the way for the election of a first Vice President for the association.

Lawyers for former DFA past president Patrick John, say they intend to appeal.

The High Court had granted an injunction to past president of the Dominica Football Association (DFA), Patrick John, to prevent the special conference of the DFA from electing a vice president on Saturday July 27.

The AGM had mandated the DFA executive to do so after it failed to ratify someone in that position at its last conference.

John was banned by the FIFA disciplinary committee for two years in 2011 and later a DFA conference voted unanimously to suspend him for the remainder of his term of office until 2015.

He subsequently filed a law suit through through his lawyer J. Gildon Richards, challenging the decision of the conference to suspend him.

As part of the suit, John sought an injunction from the court restraining the DFA and Etienne (the defendants), by themselves or through their agents and or servants, from obstructing hindering or otherwise preventing him (the claimant) from resuming and continuing the performance of his functions as the “lawfully elected president of the DFA from November 24, 2013 to July 25, 2015.”

 

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30 Comments

  1. true dominican.
    August 8, 2013

    KG, IS TRUE WII, HOW OLD IS PATRICK JOHN? IF HE WAS THE PM OF DOMINICA SINCE BEFORE DAME MARY EUGENIA CHARLES, HOW OLD IS HE NOW? DAT MAN MUST BE LIKE 200 YEARS NOW……….. A A.

  2. Malgraysa
    August 8, 2013

    Guess it was always about PJ , never the DFA! A leopard does not change its spots.

  3. CONSCIOUS
    August 7, 2013

    THE PROBLEM WITH DOMINICANS THEY DO NOT APPRECIATE THE WISDOM OF THE ELDERLY WHEN SOME CXC GO UP THEIR WHATEVER. WISDOM IS GAIN WHILE YOU WALK THIS EARTH

  4. Observer
    August 7, 2013

    I honestly think that DFA should appoint a team of women to run the association for one year in the interim.

  5. Blue
    August 7, 2013

    i can safely say PJ did alot for football and he did his wrongs as well..but the present team dat is in the house is pure rubbishhhhhhh…lets get some foreigners to run dat **** in DA

  6. bur
    August 7, 2013

    “don’t cry PJ, you ain’t going back to FIFA”

    You done know the rest

  7. BRAIN DAMAGE
    August 6, 2013

    Best you organize a Domino League man P J.
    You are no longer young. No one wants you any more in the Foot Ball game.

    • NOW
      August 7, 2013

      Ur brain really damage what young have to do with it I am sure you do not want to die young

    • ???????????????
      August 7, 2013

      You must be one of the Skerrit slaves and beggars, to mention the term “young” in leadership. SOT!

  8. August 6, 2013

    Pj I think u need a rest and most of de clubs don,t want u back.or let,s go to a vote

  9. Jungle
    August 6, 2013

    I think PJ has a right to do what he did. But is it right for the association to try and ban him for the rest of his term? When PJ was president there were a 2nd and a 3rd Vice President elected also. Now the 2nd Vice President is in power why can’t the 3rd Vice President become the 2nd Vice President? Why do they have to call for an election? Something is not right. I smell a rat. PJ fight for your rights.

  10. A Voice
    August 6, 2013

    Man, what you see happening here in 2013 is a mini repeat of 1979.

    He can’t get it in his head that the people don’t want him and he should count his blessings and just go chill.

    It is not many leaders that survive an overthrow/revolution. You came out of this with your life, and what did you go and do…?

    You came out of the FIFA debacle with practically a slap on the wrist and what are you trying to do…? Man count your blessings and chill.

    You really expect after you put a blemish on the DFA’s and the country on whole name, that you will be the leader of the DFA again?

    Magwaysah!

  11. Runawayslave
    August 6, 2013

    SO much can be said about PJ and his tril of fail indulgences;
    But the parten there,with today’s labour gang,they think they will stay forever till death.
    the same way he had plans for his son that was born around the time when he was PJ,is the same way he think that the DFA,is his muda business she left him,Garcon you should be rolling your rosery and counting your Blessings if you have any left.

  12. yardie
    August 6, 2013

    y isn’t this man behind prison bar still for what he did to this country the man hasn’t fully rehabilitated that’s why in any organization this man in he always causing problems

  13. Jack D.
    August 6, 2013

    PJ not tired of this garcon u have done nothing positive for our football in Dca. Stay Out!

  14. Doc. Love
    August 6, 2013

    Missier toe abatant. :mrgreen:

  15. Tri-State Beauty
    August 6, 2013

    I swear PJ have worms!!! ………… Seriously PJ it’s time to sit down and chill. Sometimes it’s ok to just walk away and lie low. FIFA put you out, why do you think you should still be managing football in Dominica? All this is keeping the game and players at a stalemate. I understand your hard work and by no means want to minimalise your contributions,thank you for all you have done for reviving football, but good heavens with you and these never ending court battles.

  16. frenz
    August 6, 2013

    Injunctions are meant to be temporary and in this case the court has responded accordingly. There are certain injunctions though that have been powiing in the court system. The Dave Bruney/IPO matter; the inland Revenue / Tony A matter .

  17. Jedi
    August 6, 2013

    Wasn’t this man tried for treason.
    What could his argument be?

    Honesty. Integrity. Pride. LOL

    • Justice and Truth
      August 6, 2013

      He almost sold Dominica to foreigners. What a day/time of misery and suffering this would have been for Dominicans if this had occurred. God did protect Dominica and its nationals then.

    • budman
      August 7, 2013

      Operation Red Dog

  18. Anonymous
    August 6, 2013

    :?:

  19. Observer
    August 6, 2013

    PJ is it for the love of football or you are just an abnoxious senior citizen who will not go into their sunset with some modicum of decency to sustain them. P.J, Do you always have to be fighting. And fighting for what. P.J really thought he would have appeased FIFA, live out his FIFA ban hoping that the Dominican public and footballers will soon forget and then simply assume his position in 2013 without even a comment form the DFA? Is that what he expected?

  20. August 6, 2013

    Man leave dat alone is nothing good you all have for DA football than the BIG salary, wealth and benifits.Our football still struggling(165) in the world.Is not the quantiity of football team but is the QUALITY of the players on the field of play

  21. kim
    August 6, 2013

    Give it up Mr John and move on allow the association to move on with the business its business.

  22. KG
    August 6, 2013

    but on a serious note seriously i mean honestly i men lets talk business… HOW OLD IS PATRICK JOHN NA???

    • Jack D.
      August 6, 2013

      maybe 98

    • Justice and Truth
      August 6, 2013

      Figure it out. Depends how old you are. Old enough to be your father, grandfather or great grand father. :) He is in his 70’s.

      • KG
        August 7, 2013

        this man looks so young its just amazing… if you ask me by looks hge looks 40’s

      • Anonymous
        August 7, 2013

        he dying his hair just like my fadaself :mrgreen:

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