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.