Brian Tiwarie sues Walter Willis for $200M
Managing Director of BK International, Brian Tiwarie, yesterday moved to the High Court against Walter Willis, Technical Advisor to the Minister of Public Works, seeking damages in excess of $200M for a letter written by Willis, which accused Tiwarie of fraudulent practices.
In his letter which was sent to Minister Ganga Persaud, Minister Norman Whittaker, Permanent Secretary Collin Croal, Ms Karen Ehret and Marcello Basani, Willis has accused Tiwarie of producing fraudulent results of Surface Water Samples. However, Tiwarie claims that he had obtained those results lawfully from the Institute of Applied Science and Technology.
Tiwarie also claims that the said libelous statement reflects on the honesty, reputation, management and operations of the conduct of his business and has affected him in the conduct of his affairs and business, and is reasonably calculated to disparage him in his business operations and to cause him financial loss and damage.
According to Tiwarie, the letter by Willis was maliciously and irresponsibly written by the defendant, and is calculated and designed to brand Tiwarie as a fraudster and a person whom the Government of Guyana and other agencies should have no dealings with.
Tiwarie is contending that the said letter conveys the meaning that he carries on his business in a deceitful, crooked, corrupt, dishonest, illegal, improper manner and is calculated to reflect on his business reputation.
As a result of the said defamatory statement, Tiwarie claims that he has suffered irreparable loss and damage, and in addition to his claim for in excess of $200 million, he is also claiming aggravated and
exemplary damages against Willis.