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EBeam officials hard to find

Published: 
Sunday, August 20, 2017
SporTT tries to track down LifeSport $34m but...
Adolphus Daniell, Photo by:ABRAHAM DIAZ

The Sports Company of Trinidad and Tobago Ltd (SporTT) is getting problems locating the principals for EBeam Interact Ltd, as it tries to recover the $34 million paid to the company as part of the defunct LifeSport programme.

According to court documents, the address for EBeam Interact Ltd is listed as 8 Hayes Street, St Clair, Port-of-Spain, but this has not helped the situation. A senior SporTT official at with intimate knowledge of the situation said it “was no surprise” the EBeam executives could not be found.

As a result of the situation, High Court judge Jacqueline Wilson has now ruled that there be substituted service in the form of two advertisements placed in the newspaper.

If EBeam does not respond within 14 days after the second advertisement, which appeared in the newspapers last week, SporTT may proceed against it and a “judgment will be given” in absence, Wilson ruled.

On June 2, SporTT filed a claim form and a statement of case at the Port-of-Spain High Court seeking to retrieve the funds paid to EBeam, stating the company was “unjustly enriched.”

Last October, EBeam president Adolphus Daniell hosted a press conference breaking his silence on the issue, saying $34 million was “no money” and he had fulfilled his end of the bargain.

The statement of claim against EBeam states the company was selected by SporTT in 2013 to provide numeracy and literacy, and technology components to participants of the now defunct LifeSport programme.

The programme was scheduled to start on December 6, 2012 and end on September 30, 2014.

The claim stated that the contract was executed on June 5, 2013, but was backdated.

According to the Breach of Contract, SporTT is seeking the following reliefs from EBeam:
i. Damages for breach of contract in the sum of $34 million and/or such sums as the court sees fit.
ii. Further and/or alternatively the sum, of $34 million for the total failure of consideration on the contract.
iii. Further and/or alternatively the sum of $34 million as monies had and received by the defendant to the use of the claimant and/or repayment of the said sum by way of restitution.
iv. Further and/or alternatively the sum of $22 million for a total failure of consideration under the divisible portion of the contract representing the numeracy and literacy component.
v. Further and/or alternatively the sum of $22 million for monies had and received by the defendant to the use of the claimant and/or repayment of the said sum by way of restitution.
vi. Further and/or alternatively the sum of $12 million for a total failure of consideration under the divisible portion of the contract representing the technology component.
vii. Further and/or alternatively the sum of $12 million as monies had and received by the defendant to the use of the claimant and/or repayment of the said sum by restitution.
viii. Further and/or alternatively the sum of $4,473,684.20 representing the mistake of fact for the overpayment by five LifeSport Centres under contract.
ix. Further and/or alternatively the sum of $4,473,684.20 as monies had and received by the defendant to the use of claimant and/or repayment of the said sum by way of restitution.
x. Further and/or alternatively the sum of $17 million representing the mistake of fact and /or the mistake of law in the payment of the second instalment under the contract.
xi. Further and/or alternatively the sum of $17 millions monies had and received by the defendant to the use of the claimant and/or repayment of the said sum by way or restitution;
xii. Further and/or alternatively the sum $34 million representing the value in which the defendant has been unjustly enriched under the contract of such sum as the court sees fit.
xiii. Such further and/or other relief as the nature of the case may require.
xiv. Costs.
xv. Interest and/or interest on such sum found to be due from the defendant to the claimant.