Attorney General, Anil Nandlall, has filed yet another court case against Kaieteur News.
This time, Nandlall wants in excess of $30M for alleged libel published on July 31st in Kaieteur News under the headline “Men in Anil Nandlall’s vehicle terrorize Kaieteur News Staff”.
The writ served yesterday, also named Editor-in-Chief, Adam Harris and Publisher, Glenn Lall, as the Defendants.
Nandlall, the Plaintiff, claimed that the publication conveyed a clear impression that he was engaged in unlawful and criminal acts and that he is unfit to hold the offices of the Attorney General, the Minister of Home Affairs and a Member of Parliament.
The Minister said that the words in the article meant that he was engaged in criminal acts and is a terrorist.
“That the Plaintiff was engaged in acts designed and intended to intimidate, scare and terrorise the Defendants and the staff at Kaieteur News;…that the Plaintiff was associated with or was part of a criminal gang that was armed with a gun:…that the Plaintiff is part of or has connections to a criminal gang that fire-bombed a printing press of Kaieteur News at Eccles in 2002 and killed five Kaieteur News pressmen in 2006;…that the Plaintiff has committed several criminal offences; that the Plaintiff is unfit to hold the office of Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs and a seat as a Member of Parliament.”
Nandlall claimed that the words in the article were untrue and he will use other “disparaging and libelous publications” concerning him by Kaieteur News to back up his claims.
“That the aforesaid libel was calculated to cause and did cause the Plaintiff great public embarrassment, held him up to odium and ridicule and also disparaged him as the Attorney General and the Minister of Legal Affairs and Member of Parliament, both nationally and internationally.”
Nandlall wants $10M in damages for the front page headline, another $10M for the article on Page 3 of the July 31st edition, and yet another $10M in aggravated damages.
The article, said that on July 28th, a black Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) had passed twice by the Saffon Street office of the newspaper with a “slow lowering of the dark tinted windows”.
Scared staffers took cover behind parked cars.
The black SUV, the report said, turned out to be the vehicle used by the plaintiff, Attorney General Nandlall. He later denied he was in it.
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