Michael Browne’s case against ‘Serpent’ adjourned for fifth time

Michael Browne

By Ace Vidal

Antigua News Room-It has been more than a year since Media Personality Algernon ‘Serpent’ Watts was slapped with four charges after an interaction with Education Minister Michael Browne and the matter still lingers on.


Just today, the matter was adjourned before Magistrate Conliffe Clarke in the St. John’s Magistrates’ Court until December 12.


This is about the fifth occasion that the matter has been adjourned.


It is said that the Education Minister is presently in quarantine having just returned to the island from New York.


The incident in question occurred on July 1,2019 when Browne was exiting the studio after appearing as a guest on talk show at Newsco Ltd or Observer Medias Redcliffe Street building.


Browne reportedly uttered the words “I forgive you” to Watts causing him to become angry.


The Minister reported the incident to the police who then conducted an investigation before charging Watts with disorderly conduct, using indecent language, using threatening language and assault.


Employees of the media company had been summoned to court to give testimonies about the encounter when the trial began.

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  1. Adjourned for the 5th time? This is a non matter. The Court is finding all types of reasons to postponed it.The Minister is in quarantine?I am putting one and one together.I am getting 11. Arithmetic 11 plus 11 equals 22.

  2. This matter is a waste of the Court’s time.I do believe there are more pressing matters in the Courts in Antigua and Barbuda.That needs to be dealt with at this time.My question would be to the Coort.Why so many delays into a trivial matter.Give me an English Harbor 10 years Rum.LOL Is it because it involves Serpent and a Cabinet Minister,MS Browne?

  3. Well well. Look who show up. I see he not wearing a certain clothing accessory. At least in the posted picture.

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