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Pm Briceno Wants an Apology, a Retraction and a Lump Sum of Money from Channel Seven and the LOO

Prime Minister John Briceno wants Opposition Leader Moses “Shyne” Barrow and Tropical Vision Limited (Channel 7) to cough up one hundred thousand dollars each for what PM Briceno considers defamatory statements. The statements were made by Barrow when he appeared on Channel 7’s Uncut with Jules Vasquez on Wednesday night. During that segment of the show, Vasquez who is also the News Director at 7News began questioning Barrow about his past in the US when he was criminally convicted. In his response, Barrow redirected the conversation to Prime Minister Briceno and his deceased father, Elijio Briceno. Barrow made certain innuendos and accusations against the Prime Minister. Those accusations, according to Attorney Priscilla Banner of Courtenay Coye, are outrageous, scandalous and highly defamatory. In the first instance, a letter was sent to Vasquez telling him that, quote, “No meaningful or sincere steps were taken by Mr Vasquez as a senior reporter in the industry to disavow the statement, halt the broadcast and/or the line of questioning and to make it absolutely clear to the audience that the statement made with respect to our client is patently false and defamatory. To date, no retraction has been made by either of you now has any apology for the broadcasting of the poisonous and false statement been issued publicly to our client.” End of quote.The letter goes on to tell Vasquez that, quote, “albeit you attempted to protest to the statements you did not do so sufficiently or effectively, nor did you seek to end the interview referencing our client in that context and proceeded to publish and maintain publication of the video unedited. Your obligation in that context was to do much more to prevent harm to our client.” End of quote. We can tell you that at news time tonight, the video of that Uncut edition on Facebook has since been deleted. The portion of the defamatory comments was edited out in the Youtube version. That aside, however, the Prime Minister is demanding that Channel 7 retracts and apologizes for the statement during their nightly news, via their website and on social media platforms where the video was distributed. Briceno is also demanding that Channel 7 delete all copies of the recording from its archive and give a compensation of one hundred thousand dollars. In a separate letter, Moses Shyne Barrow is told that, quote, “no steps were taken by you during that interview to disavow and retract the statement and to make it absolutely clear to the audience that the statement is patently false and defamatory. To date, no retraction has been made by you nor has any apology been made public for the poisonous and false statements made by you with respect to our client.” End of quote. The letter says that Barrow not only failed to retract the statement but doubled down on the accusations. Briceno is demanding that Barrow retracts and apologizes for the statement during the news on Channel 7 and Channel 5. The Prime Minister is demanding that both Channel 7 and Barrow pay one hundred thousand dollars each for injuries caused to his reputation. Both parties have two days to respond to the PM’s demands. We will follow this story