PNP's Alexis files lawsuit against Young Jamaica president

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Print this page Email A Friend!

KINGSTON, Jamaica — People's National Party (PNP) candidate for St Mary South Eastern Dr Shane Alexis has filed a defamation lawsuit against Howard Chamberlain, president of the Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) youth arm, Young Jamaica.

According to a release from the PNP, attorneys-at-law representing Dr Alexis filed the suit this morning in the Supreme Court against Chamberlain in his capacity as president of the group as well as in his personal capacity, for making and publishing statements which they claim are defamatory of their client.

The suit came on the heels of a letter by Dr Alexis' lawyers on Saturday to Chamberlain advising him of the defamatory statements in a media release issued under his signature by Young Jamaica and demanded a retraction and apology by 4:00pm, Tuesday (October 17), on terms to be agreed upon by Dr Alexis.

However, the deadline passed and both Chamberlain and Young Jamaica have failed to respond to the request, the PNP said.

Chamberlain had questioned Dr Alexis' studies in Cuba ostensibly through a scholarship under a bilateral arrangement open to Jamaicans only. Dr Alexis, although living in Jamaica, is a Canadian.




1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed:

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email:

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy

comments powered by Disqus



Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon