first_imgLocalNews Chairman demands public apology from councilor by: – July 31, 2012 162 Views   3 comments Share Tweet Sharing is caring!center_img Share Chairman of the Canefield Urban Council, Simeon Albert.Chairman of the Canefield Urban Council, Simeon Albert, has demanded a public apology and withdrawal of statement from a member of the council who he claims has defamed his character.Justina James allegedly called a local radio talk show program on 10th March, 2012 and made public statements regarding the manner in which the chairman conducts the affairs of the council.Albert believes these statements were defamatory and inaccurate and has therefore issued a letter through his attorney, demanding an apology.According to a letter dated July 26th, 2012, the statements made by James could be understood to mean that “our client was involved in illegal and corrupt practices at the said Urban Council and further, that his conduct has brought the said Council into disrepute”.It further quotes the statements which James made during the program.“‘the Chairman has a habit of changing what he wants on the Minutes and that is our problem. Before the Minutes goes up to be gazette, he changes what he wants to change…he comes in and he scrutinizes the Minutes and he changes what he wants to change because it has to be gazette information…’”Albert has denied these allegations and has demanded financial compensation, among other remedies as James’ statements has “injured our client’s reputation and have lowered him in the esteem of the general public”.He is seeking; “a withdrawal of the said allegation, a written apology for the malicious, intentional and or reckless act of slander and a publication of the apology both on television and radio mediums. We further demand reasonable financial compensation to our client”.The letter further indicates that if James does not provide “full settlement” of these demands within seven (7) days, legal action will taken against her.James confirmed to Dominica Vibes News that she has been served with the letter demanding withdrawal of the statements; however she did not wish to comment further.“I don’t want to talk about that because we have a court matter,” she said. Dominica Vibes News Sharelast_img

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