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Attorney Dr. David Dorsette, who is representing Prime Minister Gaston Browne in a defamation suit, says Member of Parliament Kelvin Shugy Simon and the Observer Media Group are the latest targets.
The accusations of defamation against these parties are based on material published online, which was initially featured in the online version of the Daily Observer
Dr. Dorsette expressed his astonishment at the lack of caution exercised by those involved, emphasizing that these are serious times requiring mature discussions, not loose lips.
He highlighted that the situation demands responsible journalism and adherence to defamation laws.
According to Dr. Dorsette, Kelvin Shugy Simon, who is the Member of Parliament for St Mary’s South, broadcasted similar defamatory statements via social media.
Dr. Dorsette stated that a pre-action letter is imminent for Mr. Simon, expected to be delivered by today
He criticized the Observer Media Group for republishing the material, stating that they are now also in the firing line for their alleged recklessness.
“All in the firing line,” Dr. Dorsette said, implying that legal action is imminent against Kelvin Shugy Simon and the Observer Media Group.
He accused the media organization of lacking elementary knowledge of defamation laws and suggested they should have exercised more caution before publishing content meaning criminal behavior without adequate proof.
Dr. Dorsette concluded the interview by confirming that pre-action letters are expected to be sent out, with one already in the hands of Pearl Quinn-Williams, and others anticipated to be delivered to the involved parties, including the Observer Media Group, today