Court throws out disgraced chairman’s application against minister, Gozo Channel
A court this morning threw out a request for the issue of a prohibitory injunction made by Gozo Channel's former chairman Joseph Grech.
Dr Grech had applied for the post of CEO after having previously been forced to resign his chairmanship when it emerged he had directed a ferry to return to port and pick him up after arriving late. In applying for the vacant post, Joseph Grech had said he was "the most qualified person for the job".
Gozo Channel told Dr Grech his application (one of two received) could not be entertained due to last November's incident.
Dr Grech had sought a judicial injunction to stop Gozo Channel issuing another call for applications for the CEO’s post and give him the job.
In its considerations however, the court noted that according to evidence, Gozo Channel had effectively aborted the recruitment process and a fresh call was being issued.
The fact that Dr Grech had served as chairman did not mean he should be given the post of CEO. Furthermore, he had other ways to make his case without the need to stop the recruitment process through a warrant of prohibitory injunction.