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Hearing Delayed, Defence Sought More Time

Toga had requested leave to seek a Judicial Review of the “No Jab, No Job” policy.
25 Feb 2022 11:02
Hearing Delayed, Defence Sought More Time
Court

Aman Ravindra-Singh, the lawyer for former Fiji Revenue and Customs Service senior investigator Vasiti Toga, has asked the court for more time to file his affidavit in reply and written submissions.

Toga had requested leave to seek a Judicial Review of the “No Jab, No Job” policy.

As a result, Toga filed a lawsuit against the Minister of Employment, the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, and the Attorney-General.

Mr Singh was given until December 24, 2021, to file his affidavit in response, which he did on December 16, 2021.

Mr Singh was unable to do so because he was sick, the court heard.

He did not file his written submissions with the court.

In the absence of Mr Singh’s affidavit and submissions, the court could not proceed with the hearing.

Chief Justice Kamal Kumar reminded Mr Singh of the previous instances on which he had been given further time for filing of documents and directed him to file by today.

The court has also given fresh directions for filing of written submissions by both parties. The matter has now been scheduled for hearing on May 10, 2022.

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