Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Supreme Court’s 2007 Decision re: PUC vs BEL overturned

Court of Appeal Overturns Supreme Court’s 2007 Decision Relating to PUC’s Authority to Order BEL to Enter into Contracts

Today, on the re-hearing of Belize Electricity Limited’s (BEL) appeal against a decision by Justice Arana in 2007, the Court of Appeal accepted BEL’s arguments, overturned the Supreme Court’s decision and awarded cost to BEL.

In the 2007 decision, Justice Arana asserted the Public Utilities Commission’s (PUC) authority to order BEL to enter into contracts and to dictate the terms of those contracts. The appeal case was heard today by Justices of the Court of Appeal Sosa, Carey and Alleyne.


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