PHILIPSBURG:--- The Minister of VROMI Egbert Jurendy Doran has sent the Secretary-General of VROMI Louis Brown home as he is officially suspended. The suspension came after a tense relationship due to the outcome of the court case filed by the Alegria Real Estate.
SMN News learned that Brown went on vacation then sick leave prior to being suspended. This is the second time Louis Brown has been suspended from his job, he was also suspended by former Minister of VROMI and now MP Christopher Emmanuel.
It is understood that the Minister is at odds with the Secretary-General because he made an agreement with the lawyers representing the government and the Alegria Real Estate who just recently won a court case with the water rights lease. SMN News further understands that Brown made the agreement without getting a full agreement with the Minister of VROMI.
The verdict rendered by the judge orders government to issue a long lease of 13,525 square meters in water rights. The government namely the Minister of VROMI had 48 hours to issue the long lease or pay a fine of NAF1,000.00 daily to the maximum of NAF.1M. The government was also condemned to pay the court costs which amounts to NAF. 2,690.50. The Minister of VROMI has since appealed the case and has even decided to put a new legal team on the case.
It should be noted that the Alegria Real Estate water rights requests began way before the current Minister of VROMI Doran took office. It is widely rumored that the investors paid a large sum of money to the former Minister of VROMI Chris Weaver and those that worked closely with him while he was in office yet the long lease request was not finalized.