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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