Keiron Pinard Byrne gives former Journalist Lennox Linton 7 days to pay $80,000 fees from court ruling
Chattered accountant Pinard Byrne says he expects former Journalist Lennox Linton, to pay a sum of about EC $80,000 in total costs, in a case he lost against Appellant, Pinard Byrne. According to Linton, Byrne expects him to pay that sum within seven days, or risk losing his home.
The London-based Privy Council ruled in favour of Keiron Pinard-Byrne in a matter involving then journalist Lennox Linton. The matter centres around the Layou River Hotel Economic Citizenship Program and the Layou River Hotel project.In 2002 Pinard-Byrne sued Linton allegedly because of statements made on a radio show, on which Linton was a guest or host.
According to Pinard-Byrne he was libelled by Linton. In March 2011 the High Court in Dominica ruled in favour of Pinard-Byrne. The matter was taken to the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) in March 2013 and the High Court’s decision was reversed with a ruling in Linton’s favour.
Byrne says now that the Privy Council has reinstated the High Court’s Decision, Linton is expected to pay EC$80,000, within seven days, given the fact that he had three years to acquire this amount.
Keiron Pinard Byrne is the Appellant.
We will bring you Lenox Linton’s full response in a subsequent newscast. Meanwhile, as soon as the news broke about Pinard Byrne’s demand, Dominicans at home and abroad spontaneously started calling in to Q95fm Radio, and started pledging their contributions to raise the full amount of $80,000, to enable Lennox Linton to pay the court fees awarded to Keiron Pinard Byrne. Some $25,000 was pledged within one hour.It is expected that many more Dominicans will continue to make further contributions tomorrow.
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