PM Browne wins defamation case against Dr. Isaac Newton at Court of Appeal

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This appeal was heard on 20th October, 2021 before Her Ladyship, The Hon. Mde. Louise Esther Blenman, Justice of Appeal, His Lordship.

The Hon. Mr. Gerard Farara, Justice of Appeal (Ag) and His Lordship, The Hon. Mr. Trevor Ward, Justice of Appeal [Ag) in the presence of Mr. Anthony Astaphan, SC with Ms. Rika Bird for the appellant and Mr. Lawrence Daniels for the
respondent

THEREBY CERTIFY that on the 13th day of January 2022 the Court made an Order as follows:

1. The appeal is allowed in its entirety and the decision of the learned judge is

set aside.

2. The claim in relation to the first publication is remitted to the High Court to be

retried by a different judge.
3. The appellant is awarded prescribed costs in the court below and two thirds of

those costs on appeal, in accordance with rules 65.5 and 65.13 of the Civil
Procedure Rules 2000.

Chief Registrar

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29 COMMENTS

    • TENMAN I really did not expect such misunderstanding from you since you claim to be a member of the intelligencia. The headline is actually very misleading. The Court of Appeal sent back the case to the High Court for a retrial by a different judge. TENMAN are you that dense? In terms of the defamation suit, therefore, Gaston did not win anything. The matter is still before the court.

      • Mr. Tabor, you are incorrect. Only ONE point of the Appeal was sent back to the High Court, and it has to do with whether the explanation provided in the High Court by former prime minister B. Spencer is credible when juxtaposed against his previous statements in the Parliament regarding Mr. Newton’s departure from his role. On all other points, the Court of Appeal ruled in favour of PM Browne.

        • Wash an’ Basin you have it all wrong. The court of appeal sent it back to the high court for retrial because the interpretation placed on the meaning of the defamatory statement by the judge was too wide. The entire case has to be reheard by a new judge. The Claimant Dr. Newton also has the option of going straight to the Privy Council to appeal the court of appeal decision.

    • HALF PREGNANT WOMAN: NO STUPID ARGUMENT

      Happy New Year, my friend ‘…TEN.’

      Not a regular VISITOR to this darn page. TOO DARN POLITICAL

      Thus, not here to get into ‘…No Stupid Argument’ with anyone.

      Sure would agree that there is never a ‘…HALF PREGNANT WOMAN.’

      There is no ‘…Winning or Losing Litigant’ in this matter.

      The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) was not published here for public information and/or understanding.

      No fault of ANR’.

      They just published the ‘…CERTIFIED ORDERS.’
      SIMPLE TO UNDERSTAND:

      (i)’…Court only ‘…SET ASIDE’ High Court Judge’s Judgment: and

      (ii)…Ordered the matter to be ‘…RE-TRIED BY ANOTHER JUDGE.’

      Hence, the litigious proceedings are still ‘pending a hearing.

      REMEMBER THE BUS CASE?:

      Same ‘ECSC’ set aside the Decision of Magistrate Conliffe Clarke’ and ordered that it be dealt with by another Magistrate.

      This was handled by ‘…C’ief Magistrate Joanne Walsh.’
      She eventually committed the three accused to stand trial at the ‘…Criminal Assize.’

      Their Cases are still pending trial.
      .

      • My friend Rawlston Pompey I believe that you meant to say that the Bus Cases have been completed in the High Court and an appeal by the Director of Public Prosecution might be pending.

  1. The LABORITES AND GASTONITES WOULD BE COMING OUT OF THEIR HIDINGS TO WALLOW IN THIS DUNG.TENMAN YOU ARE THE FIRST.

    • JP CARNY: Knight replays them in their own voices.SO why would you bright one,want them to sue Knight? Think before writing,if you only had a brain.Just imagine how broader your thought processes would be.

  2. I wonder what happened to the defamation case against Queen Ivena. I heard she beg for pardon and Gaston forgave her

    • 不不不不不 maybe that’s why she gone silent. She learned her lesson that people who encourage you to do bullshit and then abandon you when you get in trouble are not your friends. She distance herself from Koo-blind 不不不不不不

      Iveena realized that she was being used by UPP operatives

    • FROM THE SIDELINE you must get your information straight. The case is still going on and Gaston will have a herculean task to prove that he was defamed in the song NASTY.

  3. Victory is in the camp. Victory over all the powers of darkness. Victory. Don’t mess with the Lord’s anointed.

    • You should tell this to Gaston Browne when he was on his radio station a few weeks ago lambasting some Pastors, calling them derogatory names. Dont know why these pastors would not tell their congregation never to vote for Labour. You must be the only one who thinks God would anoint Gaston. Dont think god likes egomaniacs and crooks.

      • @ JACKIE

        Very happy that you mentioned that you listened to
        Hon. Gaston Browne on His Radio Prograpm on Saturdays. This will open your mind to think on a much more broader spectrum. Jackie Continue listening to the Prime Minister , your IQ will definitely improve.

  4. That Judge Blenman,was she involved with that Electoral Case in Antigua in 2009? That case was appeal and shortly after that she left Antigua.

  5. Build up your funds Gassy, the diaspora coming to take every Dollar & Cent from you when you out of office – ‘CLASS ACTION’ INCOMING …

    • Dream on. Alister Thomas will not be able to sap his wounds when he gets a beating at the polls from “Gassy”

      Alister Thomas needs to complete secondary school

  6. Well this will make Lovell, Missa Knight and the CONVICTED PEDOPHILE Ian Magic Hughes very happy indeed. Congrats Mr. Browne!

    Where is the parking spot for Wilmoth Daniel STRIPPER POLE BUS? las se簽oritas quieren saber

    • Gaston aint win nothing. Read the damn paper. The defamation trial has not taken place as yet. Dunce.

  7. This site need to get their information and the headlines in sync. If the matter is sent back down, how is that a win for Gaston?

    I guess you guys like sensationalism, to get the comrades braying like jackasses.

  8. I really think there is a misunderstanding of the judgment in this case.The case was sent back to the Court to be tried by another JUDGE. So why are all of you rejoicing?

  9. Wash an’ Basin you have it all wrong. The court of appeal sent it back to the high court for retrial because the interpretation placed on the meaning of the defamatory statement by the judge was too wide. The entire case has to be reheard by a new judge. The Claimant Dr. Newton also has the option of going straight to the Privy Council to appeal the court of appeal decision.

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