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Antigua: Alfa Nero owners apply for emergency injunction to stop auction – But AG pledges sale will still go ahead


by Robert A Emmanuel (Antigua Observer) Another legal roadblock threatens to stymie government’s plans to auction the Alfa Nero superyacht after the alleged owners applied for an emergency injunction in the Court of Appeal.

Government plans to sell the luxury boat to the highest bidder at a televised auction set for 10am Friday.

Andrew O’Kola, the attorney representing the apparent owners, told Observer yesterday that the court would likely decide on the matter before then.

Earlier this week Observer revealed that a BVI-based firm claiming to own the boat and another applicant with interest in artwork aboard it had been granted permission to apply for a judicial review into the Port Authority’s decision to sell the yacht.

The same High Court judgement gave the green light for the sale to proceed.

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