Geoff Day’s 48th TRNC court appearance to prove his innocence

Geoff Day

Today marked the 47th and the 48th appearance by Geoff Day in Girne District Court. Unfortunately, Mary was unable to be with him owing to the fact that their son has had an accident and she is in the U.K. doing what Mum’s the world over do, caring for her son.

The hearing started at 11.10am and Geoff, supported by well wishers, was on. Geoff was sworn in and gave evidence with an English translator present when the issue of the Contract came up. Now Geoff’s Advocate had a copy of the Contract, duly certified by a Notary, but no, this was not good enough for the Judge. She insisted that the original Contract be produced and adjourned the case so that Geoff could go home and collect the original Contract, an exact copy of the one she had in front of her. She then decided that the case would recommence at 3.30pm.

The case restarted at 4.10pm and Geoff was once again in the witness box giving evidence. I will not go into the full details of what was said lest it be considered subjudice. Suffice to say that around 5.00pm the case was adjourned until 10.30am tomorrow.

That this whole case is a travesty of justice is beyond dispute. That a builder is being allowed to railroad the whole police and legal system into being his own personal bully boys is beyond dispute. It quickly became apparent on listening to the evidence, which was very detailed, that Geoff and Mary’s home which should have been completed by February 2006 is still far from being completed. The standard of workmanship on the part that is finished, or part-finished, is abysmal and that the demand by the Builder for the final payment was premature at best and outrageous at worst. The method he has employed to avoid his own faults is try to blackmail the Days into paying their retainer by accusing them of theft. Unfortunately this case is typical of all that is wrong in the construction  industry here and that the legal system is taking this ridiculous accusation seriously is a farce.

At this moment Geoff and Mary’s home still has many faults, including:

  • Swimming pool never finished
  • Electrics to pool never completed
  • Windows leak
  • Shutters incorrectly fitted
  • Roof leaks
  • The house itself not built to plan
  • The kitchen not finished

This is just a sample of the many and varied problems Geoff and Mary have faced, now the state have weighed in by taking these trumped up charges seriously. In a country that is financially struggling it is a total waste of public money. If there was ever a case for the E.C.H.R. this must surely be it.

As Scarlett would say, ‘tomorrow is another day’, let’s see what it brings?

You Couldn’t Make It Up.

Today marked the 47th and the 48th appearance by Geoff Day in Girne District Court. Unfortunately, Mary was unable to be with him owing to the fact that their son has had an accident and she is in the U.K. doing what Mum’s the world over do, caring for her son.

The hearing started at 11.10am and Geoff, supported by well wishers, was on. Geoff was sworn in and gave evidence with an English translator present when the issue of the Contract came up. Now Geoff’s Advocate had a copy of the Contract, duly certified by a Notary, but no, this was not good enough for the Judge. She insisted that the original Contract be produced and adjourned the case so that Geoff could go home and collect the original Contract, an exact copy of the one she had in front of her. She then decided that the case would recommence at 3.30pm.

The case restarted at 4.10pm and Geoff was once again in the witness box giving evidence. I will not go into the full details of what was said lest it be considered subjudice. Suffice to say that around 5.00pm the case was adjourned until 10.30am tomorrow.

That this whole case is a travesty of justice is beyond dispute. That a builder is being allowed to railroad the whole police and legal system into being his own personal bully boys is beyond dispute. It quickly became apparent on listening to the evidence, which was very detailed, that Geoff and Mary’s home which should have been completed by February 2006 is still far from being completed. The standard of workmanship on the part that is finished, or part-finished, is abysmal and that the demand by the Builder for the final payment was premature at best and outrageous at worst. The method he has employed to avoid his own faults is try to blackmail the Days into paying their retainer by accusing them of theft. Unfortunately this case is typical of all that is wrong in the construction industry here and that the legal system is taking this ridiculous accusation seriously is a farce.

At this moment Geoff and Mary’s home still has many faults, including:

Swimming pool never finished

Electrics to pool never completed

Windows leak

Shutters incorrectly fitted

Roof leaks

The house itself not built to plan

The kitchen not finished

This is just a sample of the many and varied problems Geoff and Mary have faced, now the state have weighed in by taking these trumped up charges seriously. In a country that is financially struggling it is a total waste of public money. If there was ever a case for the E.C.H.R. this must surely be it.

As Scarlett would say, ‘tomorrow is another day’, let’s see what it brings?

You Couldn’t Make It Up.

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