Day 3- Jagdeo vs Kisssoon Libel Case… Jagdeo’s “Forget the Past” comments tested

Day 3- Jagdeo vs Kisssoon Libel Case…

Jagdeo’s “Forget the Past” comments to Afro and Indo-Guyanese tested in High Court

1. Different speech to racial groups
2.  Access to TV  
3. Judicial Appointments
4. Critchlow Labour college.
5. UN Report on Minority  Rights.

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By Dennis Scott Chabrol – Demerara Waves

Monday, August 29, 2011

President Bharrat Jagdeo‟s remarks to two different audiences- one predominantly of African Guyanese and the other of Indo-Guyanese- were tested in a High Court libel case he filed against a newspaper columnist and its publisher.

Jagdeo filed the case against newspaper columnist and academic, Freddie Kissoon, Kaieteur News Editor Adam Harris and the newspaper‟s publisher, Glen Lall, claiming more than GUY$10 million in damages. Jagdeo believes that he was libeled in a Kissoon article titled , “King Kong sent his goons to disrupt the Conference‟, which refers to the Guyanese leader as an ideological racist. 

In the article published on June 28, 2010, Kissoon was alluding to the near-break up of the annual historical conference at the National Library by persons who had heckled pro-government sentiments when he was about to deliver his presentation

Read complete article: Jagdeo’s ‘forget the past’ comments to Afro andIndo-Guyanese tested in High Court

Also see Day 1 and Day 2 reports here:

https://guyaneseonline.wordpress.com/2011/08/25/freddie-vs-jagdeo-libel-case-updates-of-trial/

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