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Hearing into Patterson's defamation case against Nationwide delayed

Published:Monday | November 25, 2013 | 12:23 PM

Barbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator

The Supreme Court has pushed back to tomorrow, a defamation hearing brought by former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson against Nationwide News Network and its Chief Executive Officer, Cliff Hughes.

The matter was scheduled to come before Justice Paulette Williams this morning.

The issue stemmed from Nationwide’s coverage of the arrival of Patterson and several Digicel executives aboard a plane, which landed at the Norman Manley International Airport on May 14.

K.D. Knight, one of the lawyers from the firm, Knight, Junior and Samuels, had served documents on Nationwide radio and its CEO Cliff Hughes in late May. 

In the aftermath of the coverage, the then Byron Buckley-led Press Association of Jamaica had chastised Nationwide for its treatment of the issue.


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