-Gouveia complains to the Guyana Press Association (GPA) and the Private Sector Commission. (PSC)
Roraima Airways Inc. has taken legal action against National Media and Publishing Company Ltd., the publisher of the Kaieteur News, seeking damages in excess of $100 million for libel.
Additionally, Roraima Airways sought an injunction restraining the Kaieteur News from re-printing the allegation published in the story. The injunction was granted by the High Court on Friday.
The suit arises out of the allegation made in an article published in The Kaieteur News on Tuesday June 15, and headlined “US-based cocaine trafficker jailed, fined $5.4m”.
The story was that “a quantity of cocaine was found on a Roraima Airways Charter which was destined for Trinidad en route to Canada.”
Apart from the legal recourse which Roraima Airways Inc. is pursuing in this matter, the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Captain Gerald Gouveia has communicated this act of unfathomable recklessness on the part of the Kaieteur News to both the Guyana Press Association (GPA) and the Private Sector Commission. (PSC)
Roraima Airways Inc. anticipates that the GPA will pronounce on the matter from the standpoint of its professionalism to underscore its adherence to the principles of fair and responsible reporting and in the context of protecting the reputation of those national media organisations which it represents.