Observer bans Tabor as PM makes good on lawsuit

Opposition Senator Demani Tabor

The OBSERVER Media Group has banned UPP PRO Damani Tabor from live programming “until he furnishes the company with a waiver and indemnity.”

According to Observer, “as a responsible media organisation, we reserve the right to implement these restrictions on any politician or contributor, regardless of political affiliation, that the organisation deems too risky.”

Tabor was banned from his frequent live appearances on Observer Radio one day after Prime Minister Gaston Browne sued Observer and Tabor.

The Prime Minister is seeking damages, for alleged defamatory statements about him on an OBSERVER Radio programme on January 4 by Tabor.

According to reports, the PM has requested an injunction to prevent OBSERVER Radio and Tabor from ever repeating the defamatory claims in the future.

The Prime Minister has also asked the court to stop Tabor from playing two calypsos which he alleges contains a repeat of Tabor’s words.

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  1. Are we really gonna let this petty nastiness distract us from the possibility of the EU thinking about doing what Canada did?

    • Can we control what the EU is thinking regardless of what we are distracted by or not? Maybe they are thinking about a sitting Ambassador of Antigua & barbuda caught in corrupted act and naming high sitting officials in his deeds. You idiot.

  2. Tabor is just a little rat …if I wanted to vote for the upp listening to him and some so called fled the crime I would just run….

    • More like a constipated donkey braying.. Observer knows he is a liar, that,s why they are taking the steps they are now.If they knew his braying had any worth,they would not be afraid of any law suit.. They were wiling to be the channel where he could spew his lies and would have continued if a stop was not put to it..

  3. The bottom line is that the Press must be absolved of all responsibility for statements made in or on all forms of media. The essence of free speech is too important to allow politicians on their high horses to silence differing viewpoints.

  4. The Prime minister has a right to seek legal recourse, no matter who uttered what…. Its also Mr Tabor’s right to free speech…… We must remember that with this right comes a great responsibility….. I personally would love to see Parliamentarians lose that immunity that the parliament affords them, lets level the playing field and see if they are quick to speak about lawsuits when they can’t hide behind parliament

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