Ex-CNMG chair must pay PM $350,000 for libel

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley - ROGER JACOB
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley - ROGER JACOB

BRIAN STONE, a former CNMG chairman, has been ordered to compensate the Prime Minister a total of $350,000 for defamatory statements he made against Dr Rowley in 2017.

Stone was also ordered to pay costs as well as interest on the judgment sum from February 2018-May 2020.

The order was made by Master Martha Alexander in an assessment for damages.

Judgment in default had been delivered in the PM’s favour after Stone failed to put in a defence to the 2017 claim.

The defamation claim centred on statements made by Stone alleging the PM was involved in receiving kickbacks from a certain segment of society, and corruption relating to the construction of an apartment building in west Trinidad.

Rowley was represented by attorney Michael Quamina.


"Ex-CNMG chair must pay PM $350,000 for libel"

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