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Minister for Tourism, Hon. Dr. Ernest Hilaire is displeased with the outcome of a defamation case filed against, Leader of the Opposition, Allen Chastanet. The Privy Council had ruled in favor of Chastanet in an appeal claim. Hilaire argues that the case stemmed from accusations leveled by Chastanet who allegedly damaged his reputation, during his tenure as British High Commissioner.
In a statement made on Tuesday, Hilaire claimed that while courts may have ruled in Chastanet’s favor, he was not satisfied and that the outcome undermined “the legal jurisprudence of Saint Lucia.”
According to the MP for Castries South, the case was filed and pursued under the laws as it was known to exist in Saint Lucia. However, he notes that Allen Chastanet defended his actions by using the English statute Law and not the Saint Lucia statute law that has always been used in Saint Lucia.
Hilaire stressed that he will be consulting his lawyers on a way forward.

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Quinn St. Juste

Quinn St. Juste is a young journalist, with a background in Tourism Management. He has a passion for social and commerce related topics.

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