Chairman of the United Workers Party (UWP), Guy Mayers, has filed legal proceedings against Leader of the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) Dr. Kenny Anthony, for comments he allegedly made, blaming him for the fallout from the 2010/11 police force’s Operation Restore Confidence (ORC).
The former National Security Minister, disclosed that Gordon and Gordon Associates, formally served the Prime Minister with the legal document on his behalf on April 1, 2016.
Mayers said Dr. Anthony allegedly made these remarks at an SLP convention held at Vieux Fort.
“He became what I consider to be, judge, jury and executioner, and he made derogatory comments about me. He repeated them again… and then again in Babonneau, each time adding insult to injury. I cannot sit by idly and allow the political leader of the Labour Party to stain my character,” he explained.
The legal paper demands that the Prime Minister desist from repeating the alleged defamatory statements concerning Mayers about the IMPACS report and issue a public apology. It is also seeks compensation for damages to his reputation, as a result of the alleged comments.
Mayers did not state how much damages he is seeking, nor did he reveal the time frame in which the Prime Minister is given to respond to the legal document.