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Nation newspaper under police probe

Published:Friday | December 13, 2013 | 2:57 PM

The police have again turned the spotlight on the Nation Publishing Company, placing the newspaper at the centre of an investigation.

On Thursday, leader of the Opposition Barbados Labour Party Mia Mottley revealed that along with two other opposition Members of Parliament, she was interviewed about an article published in the Nation newspaper on July 17 on an opposition walkout of the House of Assembly.

Following a meeting with the police, shadow attorney general Dale Marshall, indicated that charges were being contemplated against the newspaper and reporter Barry Alleyne for an alleged breach of Parliamentary rules in relation to statements published against the Speaker of the House Michael Carrington in the article.

Marshall told reporters that acting on advice from their attorneys, they had each presented the police with a written response declining to make any statements in relation to the matter being investigated.

This probe follows an investigation in November, which led to the newspaper’s publisher and two editors being slapped with criminal charges over the publishing of a picture of minors.


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