Anil Nandlall sues Kaieteur News for publishing his death threats #guyana


Hessaun Yasin- Nandlall 11A LAWSUIT of over $30M has been levelled against the publisher of Kaieteur News, Mr. Glenn Lall; the Editor of the newspaper Mr. Adam Harris; and the National Media and Publishing Company Ltd.

Attorney-General (AG) and Minister of Legal Affairs, Mr. Anil Nandlall, through his legal representative, Mr. Sase Gunraj, moved to the courts to file a Writ of Summons and the Statement of Claim, yesterday.
The AG, in Writ of Summons, is calling for damages in excess of $10M for libel contained in an article published on page three of the Kaieteur News, yesterday, under the headline ‘Attorney General Reveals Plan to ‘HIT’ Glenn Lall, Kaieteur News’; damages in excess of $10M for libel contained in an article published on pages six and seven of the Kaieteur News, yesterday, under the headline ‘Attorney General Reveals Plan to ‘HIT’ Glenn Lall, KNews’; aggravated or exemplary damages in excess of $10M; and other costs.

The lawsuit follows Monday’s public disclosure of a 19-minuute private conversation that occurred last Saturday, October 25, between the AG and a senior reporter at the Kaieteur News.

FALSE AND MALICIOUS
Additionally, in the Statement of Claim, Nandlall’s lawyer contends that Kaieteur News “falsely and maliciously” published, in unusually large fonts, the controversial article on its front page (Page one) and repeated the problematic assertions on page three.
The article stated that Attorney General Nandlall:

* has revealed chilling plans for the execution of Kaieteur News publisher, Mr. Glenn Lall;
* advised a senior reporter of the newspaper to get out of the Saffon Street office, which he described as a “dangerous place”;
* hinted at an intended hit on the said Lall and the establishment;
* was spying on his Saffon Street establishment; and
* would use other weapons against Lall in place of cameras, if he wanted to destroy him.

According to the Statement of Claim, “The said headline and article conveyed the clear impression that the Plaintiff (Nandlall) was engaged in unlawful and criminal acts and that he is unfit to hold the offices of Attorney-General and Minister of Legal Affairs and a Member of Parliament.”

The Statement of Claim continued:
“…the words published of and concerning the Plaintiff are untrue and were done so maliciously and is a part of an ongoing campaign to tarnish the reputation of the Plaintiff.
“…the Plaintiff will rely on several other disparaging and libelous publications of, and concerning him, by the Defendants
“…that the aforesaid libel was calculated to cause and did cause the Plaintiff great public embarrassment, held him up to odium and ridicule and to disparage him as the Attorney-General and Minister of Legal Affairs and Member of Parliament, both nationally and internationally.”

The Statement adds that the Kaieteur News article “in its natural and ordinary meaning” was understood to mean that Nandlall was: engaged in criminal acts; engaged in a plot to kill and/or cause serious harm to Glenn Lall; engaged in acts designed and intended to intimidate, scare and terrorise the Defendants and the staff at Kaieteur News; engaged in acts designed and intended to interfere with the constitutional right and freedom to publish their newspapers; is part of or has connections to a criminal gang that fire-bombed a printing press of Kaieteur News at Eccles in 2002 and killed five Kaieteur News pressmen in 2006; has committed several criminal offences; and is unfit to hold the office of Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs and a seat as a Member of Parliament (MP).

The damage, according to the lawsuit, were calculated based on these, as well as the fact that at the time the assertions were made Nandlall was: an Attorney-at-Law duly admitted to practice law in the jurisdictions of Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago; a member of the tenth Parliament of Guyana and was a member of the ninth Parliament of Guyana; the Attorney-General and Minister of Legal Affairs and the Principal Legal Advisor to the Government of Guyana; a member of the Cabinet of the Government of Guyana; Chairman of the Law Revision Commission of Guyana; an Executive Member of the Council of the Legal Education of the West Indies; and a member of the Central Committee of the ruling People’s Progressive Party (PPP).

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7 thoughts on “Anil Nandlall sues Kaieteur News for publishing his death threats #guyana

  1. I refer to the SN-story “KN boss reports AG to cops over alleged threats on recording – gov’t stands by Nandlal“ (http://www.stabroeknews.com/2014/news/stories/10/28/kn-boss-reports-ag-cops-alleged-threats-recording/ ) , its more detailed version (inclusive of recording/transcript) in the Kaieteur News “Attorney General Reveals Plans to hit Glenn Lall, KNews “ (http://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2014/10/28/attorney-general-reveals-plans-to-hit-glenn-lall-knews-2/ ) and would appreciate the opportunity to comment.

    We had to play the online recording ( (http://www.youtube.com/embed/ULy9FNMCV38?rel=0 ) ) many times to absorb the enormity of what the Attorney-General allegedly said. For this to go away, a small miracle … or a huge miscarriage of justice … has to occur!

    How can we NOT now have a no-confidence motion in Guyana?

    And since the AG is a lawyer, how can this matter NOT find its way before the Guyana Bar Association and its counterparts in the Caribbean?

    Can the Attorney-General, and will he, face disbarment both in Guyana and Trinidad?

    We should thank the Attorney-General for confirming what we have long maintained … that the insidious “Kshatriya” or “Chatree” are not a figment of our considerable imaginations as the Ethnic Relations Commission would have had us believe in 2004 as we argued for the retention of Dr. Kean Gibson’s “The Cycle of Racial Oppression in Guyana”.

    The tragedy of adopting a social and political policy premised upon “If you are not Indian, you are nobody” has been addressed at length in “Greed, Genocide … and now ‘Green’: Corruption and Underdevelopment in Guyana” (http://www.scribd.com/doc/17958657/Greed-Genocide-and-now-Green-Corruption-and-Underdevelopment-in-Guyana ), and this current revelation, this calumny, this gross indecency has now taken its expectedly grotesque evolutionary step in this taped bombshell to become “…they gun just walk with their weapon into that same f**king Saffon street office and wha come suh do and innocent, Peter gun gah pay fuh f**king Paul in deh one day, me ah tell you innocent, me a tell you honestly man to man that will happen soon…”

    Gibson followed up with “Sacred Duty: Hinduism and Violence in Guyana” … and we again thank the Attorney-General for confirming what Evan Radhay Persaud, the Indian Arrival Committee and Prem Misir went out of their way to deny in objecting to “The Cycle” … the vibrant and active propagation of the “right” of the “Chatree” to rule and dominate minorities, and to use violence to that end.

    And now a fountain of denial will follow this incriminating audio recording (http://www.youtube.com/embed/ULy9FNMCV38?rel=0 ), and the embattled AG will doubtless find little solace in the pre-trial analysis of the trial of US Lawyer Robert Simels, adequately summarized in “Lawyer plotted to kill and bribe witnesses in drug goon’s trial – feds” ( http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/lawyer-plotted-kill-bribe-witnesses-drug-goon-trial-feds-article-1.323165 ) .

    That scenario, and its consequences or record, is initially instructive to the dilemma now facing Guyana’s Attorney-General, as are the implications of a letter he wrote to the press in March of 2006 captioned “There is no Right to Privacy Known to the Laws of Guyana” ( http://www.guyanaundersiege.com/Security/FelixLetters.htm ).

    The callous and indifferent references of the AG to the female KN reporter/staffer features heavily in this new indictment, and all right-thinking Guyanese should take note.

    This, then, finally, validates much of what we argued almost 10 years ago in
    “The Marginalization of Persons of African Origin in Guyana” (http://rogerwilli.blogspot.in/2009/07/marginalization-of-persons-of-african.html ).

    We still have not explained the deaths of hundreds of young Blacks in Guyana under the tenure of former President Bharat Jagdeo, and the prospect of the alleged formation of an “elitist press corps” controlled by “BJ” and the AG offers no indication or confidence that the matter will be addressed in detail anytime soon outside of an enterprising SN/KN expose’.

    So we quote Vishal Mangalwadi yet again: “… Empires that have lost credibility and the moral right to exist can continue to exist like buildings with poor foundations or trees with rotten roots. They collapse only when a tremor or a flood hits them. Likewise, untrue ideologies tend to continue until truth liberates their victims….”

    Yours faithfully,
    Roger Williams
    October 29, 2014

  2. This A/G man very Disgusting , he Friends/Family eye pass KN Glenn Sue for what the Truth,they cannot handle the Truth,which will always Prevails.

  3. The PPP Govt ,Running a Local ‘Gangster Organisations ask Anil A/G the Bully,the PNC previously had one called House of Israel’.The PPP Cabals/Cronies like to see KN Glenn,Disappeared he Publised Facts,so that is Certainly a Threat towards the PPP Corruptions.

  4. TRANSCRIPT OF THE FELIX-WILLIAMS CONVERSATION

    There is no right to privacy known to the laws of Guyana

    Dear Editor,
    A recorded conversation believed to be between the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Winston Felix and PNCR Vice Chairman and Parliamentarian Mr. Basil Williams, was aired and published in several sections of the media. Because of its startling and disturbing content, this recorded conversation eventuated much public debate, concern and even outrage.

    The Government’s response was in the form of a statement, the content of which is simply baffling to the rational mind. One can only hope that a response of greater cognition shall be soon forthcoming.

    The PNCR response was more expansive and it came in the form of a press conference. Like the Government, the PNCR refused to deal with the content of the conversation, but rather concentrated their energies and emphasis on its source and manner of acquisition. They contended, inter alia, that the taping of the conversation and its broadcast were ‘illegal’, and that it constitutes an invasion of privacy, arguing with credulity that the conversation was a private conversation; as if that makes a difference!

    The ‘illegality’ of which the PNCR spoke was neither explained nor elaborated. One would have expected that the rule or principle of law that was allegedly breached or the offence which was allegedly committed would have been identified. Unfortunately this was not done. It was argued that the taping of the conversation and its broadcast constitute an invasion of privacy.
    I respectfully submit that there is no right to privacy known to the laws of Guyana or even the common law of England from whence we received our laws. The following passage of great relevance appears in the well known and respected text, Gatley on Libel and Slander, 9th edition at page 514.

    “There is no doubt that the English common law does not recognise a tort of invasion of privacy and does not therefore grant any direct action for such invasion”. The identical position obtains in Guyana.

    In the English case Waynright and another -v-Home office (2004) 4 L. R. C. page 154, the House of Lords held inter alia that there was no common law tort of invasion of privacy. A similar position was arrived at by the House of Lords in Malone -v-Commission of Police [1979] 2 ALLER page 620 and by the Court of Appeal (United Kingdom) in Kaye -v- Robertson [1991] FSR 62. The issue of right to privacy arose in New Zealand, a common law jurisdiction like Guyana, in the case of Hosking et al -v- Runting et al 2004 2 LRC page 65, where a magazine wanted to publish the photographs of two infant children taken out in a public place without the parents’ permission. The parents sued, claiming that the taking of the photographs and/or their publication without consent amounted to a breach of their children’s right of privacy.

    The High Court of New Zealand held that New Zealand law did not recognise a tortuous cause of action in privacy based on publication of photographs taken in a public place.

    Based on the aforesaid authorities, it is clear that the right to privacy is not known to the common law and, as stated above, not known to the laws of Guyana. The argument in respect of the breach of a right to privacy is therefore woefully misconceived. It is clear that the matters contained in the recorded conversation are matters of high public interest; they raise issues which touch and concern the internal security of Guyana; and they bring into question the conduct of Guyana’s premier law enforcement officer. It is respectfully submitted that this is information of which the public has a constitutional right to be apprised and which the media has commitment right and duty to disseminate.

    In Hosking -v- Runting, (supra) the court made the following seminal observations:
    “the importance of freedom of expression and the role of the media in a democratic society needs no emphasis. There is a strong public interest not only in the right to impart information, but also in the corresponding right of the public to receive it. Any limitations imposed upon freedom of expression, whether by statute or by development of the common law, should reflect established principles. If there was any right to privacy of the kind alleged, the court would have found it to be clearly overwhelmed by the right of freedom of expression…….”
    I respectfully submit that, even if the law afforded a right to privacy in Guyana, having regard to the nature of the matters contained in the recorded conversation, and the status and standing of the persons allegedly engaged in that conversation, that right to privacy would have had to bend and bow to the constitutional right to free expression.

    This has been submitted so that the lay public is not misled on vital matters of law.

    Attorney-at-law Mohabir Anil Nandlall
    (Kaieteur News, 03/23/ 06)

    • This VILE_UNPATRIOTIC, “INCOMPETENT, ag, anil Oh’nandlall”.
      TWO-FACED, EVIL_LOW_DOWN__LOW_LIFE_LOW_CLASS_COWARDLY-SLIME-BAG.

      IN HIS OWN WORDS & DEED. IN THE ABOVE LETTER HE AUTHORED.
      NOW WANTS to PERVERT THE Guyana CONSTITUTION & THE-RULE-OF-LAW.
      BY RUNNING TO THE COURTS AS HIS MOTIVE OPERANDI.
      PURPOSEFULLY, “CHERRY-PICKING” AT THE LAW FOR HIS BOGUS ALIBI. TO SUIT HIM PURPOSE.

      HE KNOWS HE MIGHT GET “PROTECTION” FROM THOSE SO CALLED “ACTING JUSTICES” Ian Chang; Carl Singh; AMONG OTHERS IN THE hi_court.

      THESE “ACTING JUSTICES” WHOM ARE TOTALLY BOUGHT AND PAID FOR ON THE CHEAP.
      WHOM HAS, “the sword of demacles (sic) hang over their collective heads”.
      AS “ACTING JUSTICES” AND WHO CAN BE FIRED AT WILL, IF THEY DO NOT TOW THE LINE.

      IT WOULD SEEM THEY ARE “ON THE TAKE” AS JUDAS.
      WHO WOULD BETRAYING THEIR SWORN OATH-OF-OFFICE.
      TO Guyana’s CONSTITUTION & THE-RULE-OF-LAW.
      AGAINST ALL ENEMIES FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC.
      ESPECIALLY WHEN, IT COMPROMISE Guyana’s NATIONAL SECURITY.
      AS IN, THE CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS, Guyana IS NOW FACING.

      THAT SAID, WOULD THEY NOW SHIRK THEIR MANDATE, SELF RESPECT & MORALS???
      BECOME TRAITOROUS, TO THEIR HONOR! DIGNITY! REPUTATION! FAMILY AND FRIENDS???
      JUST FOR A “FEW PIECES-OF-SILVER”???

      AS This “INCOMPETENT, ag, anil Oh’nandlall”. SCUM-SUCKING_DALIT_ग़द्दार_Ġaddāra_कायर_Kāyara. IS DOING!!!

      “BIRDS OF A FEATHER”???

    • This Corrupted Defends only can Polish the Criminal Minded Deeds of the Cronies/ Cabals.
      G/Y is for all and the Law must ,not only give special Protections to the PPP Govt Cronies at all times, there are not Above the Laws,regardless who there are,G/Y is not Own by B/J Corruptioned Cronies
      The PPP Govt Clearly Works for the Cabals / Cronies,there days will be shorter than Expected.
      The G/Y people are too Calm ,Patient & intolerant to have PNC Dictator for 28 years ,now PPP Dictators for 22 years,this Govt need to step Down Immediately ,they will not win any Elections .

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