Prime Minister Gaston Browne said today he is “in the business of suing” and has vowed to use costs awarded to him for defamation in the productive sectors.
Browne warned his critics that they “will create a defamation industry in this country” if they continue to speak lies about him.
“We have to understand that free speech comes with responsibilities and it is not a free for all in which you can just defame people for political gain,” the prime minister told an interview on Observer Radio.
He was making reference to lawsuits he filed against Senator Damani Tabor and Queen Ivena for statements made about his wife’s charity.
Browne said he was advised that he has a 99 per cent chance of winning his case even as he pledged to use his winnings productively.
“I have started construction of Tabor’s Chicken/Fowl Pen. I am advancing the funds but ultimately it is his funds that will pay for it.”
He also has plans to put possible funding from Queen Ivena to productive use.
“I will also be investing in a pig pen and it will be called Ivena’s Pig Pen and it is Ivena’s money that will pay for it,” the prime minister announced.
Browne is also suing Observer Radio and has plans to sue a Spanish newspaper for linking him to bribery.
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