Mayor files $100M libel suit against Chronicle

City Mayor Hamilton Green has filed a $100 million lawsuit against the publisher of the Guyana Chronicle newspaper and its editor over the publication of a column that he says libeled him.

In addition to the damages, Green’s suit also asks the court for an injunction restraining the defendants, Guyana National Newspapers Limited and Mark Ramotar, from further printing, circulating or distributing the libel or any similar libel about him. An order was subsequently issued by acting Chief Justice Ian Chang, pending a determination of a summons in the case.

The suit was initiated as a result of accusations in the newspaper’s April 24, 2014, ‘Old Kai: Chronicles of Guyana’ column, titled ‘So is the Town Clerk accusing Mayor Green of Armed Robbery.’ Green contends that the accusations of serious criminal offences, being terrorism and armed robbery, are calculated to injure his credit and his reputation in office as the Mayor of Georgetown irreparably.

More in Local News

Comments

About these comments

The comments section is intended to provide a forum for reasoned and reasonable debate on the newspaper's content and is an extension of the newspaper and what it has become well known for over its history: accuracy, balance and fairness. We reserve the right to edit or delete comments which contain attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity.

Get the day's headlines from SN in your inbox every morning:

Most Read This Week

  1. Guyanese man loses Canadian residency after spending most of his time in Guyana

  2. Middle Road beautician pleads guilty to US cocaine charge

  3. Gafoor’s employee succumbs after accident

  4. Computer technician jailed for two years over visa racket

  5. Labourer, 17, stabbed to death over $440 loan

  6. Former New York state Senate leader John Sampson sentenced to five years in prison – Newsday

  7. As army enforces policy against tattoos, would-be recruit’s hopes fade

  8. Bandit breaks into Corentyne houses, homeowner scares him off with gunshots

  9. Prosecution aborts charge against Omar Shariff


Recommended For You