- Ex Parte action to become Inter Partes on July 16
Cocaine Chris as he left court yesterday
SIX lawyers (five for Chronicle and one for Guyana Times) entered appearance for the two companies as the Ex Parte action turned Inter Partes before Acting Chief Justice, Mr. Ian Chang, S.C., in Chambers yesterday.
Chartered Accountant, Christopher Ram, who is claiming that he has been libeled by a letter published in the Guyana Chronicle and the Guyana Times, on June 2, 2010, was granted an injunction restraining the defendants from publishing or further publishing the said or similar libel.
So far, the injunction is continuing, in relation to the actions which are being held jointly.
Entering appearance for the Chronicle and its Editor-in-Chief Mr. Mark Ramotar yesterday were Messrs Mohabir Anil Nandlall, Roysdale Forde, Sohan Poonai, Euclin Gomes & Manoj Narayan, Attorneys-at-law.
Entering appearance for Guyana Times and its Editor Mr. Nigel Williams, was Attorney-at-law, Mr. Paul Braam.
Mr. Ram was present in court in person. He was represented in Court yesterday by Mrs. Abiola Wong-Inniss and Mrs. B.G. Glasford, Attorneys-at-Law, from the firm of Mc Kay & Moore.
At the end of the session in Chambers yesterday, Leading counsel for the Chronicle, Mr. Anil Nandlall said, “We were granted leave to file affidavit in answer within 14 days.
“The Chief Justice granted the leave and for the plaintiff to reply if necessary. The matter is adjourned to 16th July at 10 a.m. (10:00 hrs). On that day, it will be fixed for hearing of arguments as to whether the injunction should be made interlocutory or whether it should be discharged.