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Former Prime Minister Dean Barrow plans defamation lawsuit on behalf of Director of Tourism

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Posted: Saturday, December 5, 2020. 2:24 pm CST.

By Aaron Humes: Former Prime Minister Dean Barrow could be getting ready to take out a lawsuit against his successor, Prime Minister John Briceno, according to Channel 7 News.

The Senior Counsel wrote Briceno as the attorney for Tourism Director Karen Bevans.

In an interview, PM Briceno gave to LOVE FM and TV last week he discussed Bevans’ contract and made certain characterizations about the circumstances it was issued under.

Bevans believes those statements were untrue and plainly defamatory – and she has retained her former maximum boss as an attorney.

Barrow has confirmed to Channel 7 News that he has, quote “written to the Honourable Prime Minister complaining-on behalf of Mrs. Karen Bevans of defamation of character. A similar letter of complaint has also gone to Love Radio and Love TV as the stations that aired the Prime Minister’s interview containing the alleged slander.”

The letter from Barrow demands a retraction and apology and quote “compensation for injury to her reputation and feelings”.

If none is forthcoming, the letter says he will file suit within two weeks from December second, which is when the letter was sent.

The Government, we are told, may well engage the matter in court. We’ll continue to follow the story. 

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