[www.inewsguyana.com] – Attorney – At – Law Roopnarine Satram has written the Editor of Capitol News on behalf of his client, James Singh, the Commissioner of Forest of the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) claiming libel.
According to Satram, he was instructed by his client that statements were televised on Capitol News suggesting that he [Singh] has rented his property situated at Ogle, East Coast Demerara to Bai Shan Lin.
However, Singh has denied the allegations; claiming that his property was never rented to Bai Shan Lin or any operator in the Forestry Sector.
“In or around the month of April, 2013, Mr. James Singh advertised his said property for sale or rent in several issues of the Guyana Chronicle Newspaper. Several persons responded to the said advertisement and the property was eventually rented to and still is rented to a person who is not operating in the Forestry Sector,” the letter stated.
Satram said too that he was instructed by Singh to call upon the news agency to retract the statements made on the August 22.
“These false and malicious statements were calculated to cause and have indeed caused our client irreparable damage both in his professional and personal life. The said publication was intended to convey to the public that our client has a corrupt relationship with BAISHANLIN from which he derives financial benefits to condone the alleged illegalities being committed by BAISHANLIN and reported in the press.”
Should Capitol News fail, within three (3) days of the date hereof, to take the necessary steps suggested, Satram said he will advise his client on the options open to him and will act on his further instructions.