PM Briceño on the Court of Appeals’ Judgement

PM Briceño on the Court of Appeals’ Judgement

The Court of Appeals recently ruled in favour of the former CEO of the Belize Tourism Board, Karen Bevans. As we reported last week, judges of the Court of Appeal have dismissed the appeals by Prime Minister John Briceño and RSV Limited/Love FM. The appeals came after Justice Westmin James ruled in August 2021 that comments made by the Prime Minister and the subsequent news story, which came from those comments, were defamatory.  Marshalleck S.C. argued that the trial judge erred in determining that the words – uttered by the Prime Minister and broadcasted by Love News — were not defamatory in their natural and ordinary meaning and/or when used in Belize.  Today, the media asked PM Briceno if the matter will be appealed to the Caribbean Court of Justice. 

John Briceno, Prime Minister of Belize: “Again I don’t like to comment on these court issues because I do have my opinion on that matter and it has not changed and it will not change but what I have done is that I will be meeting with the attorney, we have not discussed it as yet and if there is case or room for appeal then we will appeal it but if the eternal would advise it’s best then we just settle then that’s the law.” 

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