Tribunal bans recordings of PR matter
The news media has been banned from recording any future hearings of the Employment Rights Tribunal in the “unfair dismissal” case of Jasmine Valerie Payne, a former public relations and marketing officer with the state-owned Barbados Vocational Training Board (BVTB).
Ryan Omari Drakes, the chairman of the tribunal, which is taking evidence in this matter, announced this afternoon on the second day of the case at the Warrens Officer Complex, St Michael that both parties involved in the hearing expressed concerned that because of the sensitive nature of the proceedings, they did not feel comfortable having the evidence video taped, audio taped or photographs taken.
However, the chairman sought to make it clear that he was not barring the media from being present and reporting on the proceedings, only restricting the use of any type of recordings and photos.(EJ)