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Contractor alleges he was waiting on Gov't cheque to clear to honour debt

- Seymour Fonseca made to pay $650 as monies owed/costs
Contractor and businessman Seymour Fonseca. Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Contractor and businessman Seymour Fonseca was summoned by the courts for monies allegedly owed by him to a subcontractor.

It was Tuesday June 14, 2016 before Senior Magistrate Tamia N. Richards where it was disclosed that the amount he owes was $500.

It is alleged that Fonseca subcontracted welder Reynold George to complete a welding job for a government project back in 2014 for the sum of $1,100.

According to the details revealed in court, Fonseca allegedly paid only $600, promising George that he would receive the balance of his money when a government cheque paid to Fonseca had been cleared.

According to George, he received word that the government cheque had been cleared, however, he still had not received the balance of his payment from Fonseca.

According to George, he spoke to Fonseca on numerous occasions but to no avail. He said Fonseca would tell him that he should wait and that he would get his money soon.

Out of frustration, George said that he hired a bill collector to recover the funds from Fonseca through the serving of legal papers. However, this too yielded nothing.

Following the submission by George, Magistrate Richards awarded the sum of $500 as monies owed to him and an additional $150 as costs.

Speaking with this news site today June 16, 2016, Fonseca said that he paid George what was owed and that the man wanted more money, contrary to what had been agreed upon. He said that the matter had been in and out of court for some time and there were occasions when either party or both of them failed to make appearances. However he would not disclose the details of what was agreed upon, what was paid and what was demanded after the first payment.

21 Responses to “Contractor alleges he was waiting on Gov't cheque to clear to honour debt”

  • wize up (16/06/2016, 08:17) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
  • Messed Up (16/06/2016, 09:47) Like (22) Dislike (1) Reply
    Why did the NDP give him a welding contract and they fully well know that he is not a welder?
    • wize up (16/06/2016, 11:28) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
      @ messed up: those white envelopes come in different forms and some project are simply compensation for that X on Election pay you for your vote we will simply create a job; you will submit an invoice and the tax money will now legally pay that bill
    • Bouncer (16/06/2016, 11:44) Like (13) Dislike (5) Reply
      Look how they treating one of their boys, things must be really Ruff with the Gov’t finances. They could at least split him one of those bounce cheques to save face. NDP has really run us down the DRAIN.
      • wize up (16/06/2016, 13:49) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
        @ bouncer: in all fairness to NDP fonseca got is payment from government BUT fonseca refused to make good on this debt of 500.00(pocket change)
    • andrew (16/06/2016, 11:49) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
      Thank You
    • #stop it no man (17/06/2016, 04:27) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      You need to rest me down this hour of the morning!!! Thank you for the laugh!
  • Gong (16/06/2016, 09:48) Like (19) Dislike (5) Reply
    This man running a business and don't even have an office. slime Lord
  • 3 sides to a story (16/06/2016, 09:52) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    His version, their side and the truth.
  • domino effect (16/06/2016, 09:53) Like (15) Dislike (11) Reply
    This is what happens when the government owes a contractor for long period of times.
    • Really??!! (16/06/2016, 16:50) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
      If he was waiting for the payment at the time the man put him in court, I would agree with your comment. But he has already been paid by the government but it would appear Mr. Fonseca had no intentions of paying the man the rest of his money and was just giving him a run around.
  • GREED (16/06/2016, 10:12) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    Greed is a terrible thing for the mind.
  • talk (16/06/2016, 12:57) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The people them!!
  • i from here (16/06/2016, 13:23) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    He don't brag and say he got money ??? LMAOOOOOO
  • NHI (16/06/2016, 16:24) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    U always bawling big pay de people money
  • 911 (16/06/2016, 22:59) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Anyway most reasonable persons will understand Mr. Symond...move on!
    One Love!
  • Oop (17/06/2016, 09:24) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
  • ha (20/06/2016, 00:02) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wow $500? Smh. Even if the Gov didn't clear his cheque as yet, I'm sure Mr Seymour has at the least $500 in his acct to spare to give the Man Until Gov pays him. And these r high rollers ??

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