Feuding BLP MPs could settle out of court

An out-of-court settlement may be in sight in the case in which Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) St Andrew MP George Payne is claiming damages against his St James North colleague Edmund Hinkson.

St James North MP Edmund Hinkson
St James North MP Edmund Hinkson
St Andrew MP George Payne
St Andrew MP George Payne

The legal battle arose out of alleged slanderous statements made by Hinkson during a parliamentary group meeting at BLP headquarters on February 25, 2013.

Well-placed sources have told Barbados TODAY that Payne’s attorneys, Smith & Smith, are scheduled to meet with Hinkson’s lawyer, Sir Richard Cheltenham QC, to bring a resolution to the issue “in short order”.

Earlier this week, Barbados TODAY reported that attorney-at law Dale Marshall QC, who is Payne’s legal partner in addition to being a BLP MP, had lodged a statement in the Supreme Court on August 8, 2014 in support of Payne.

This newspaper has also learnt that at least two other parliamentarians who were present at the February 25 meeting have thrown their support behind Payne in his quest for justice.      

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11 Responses to Feuding BLP MPs could settle out of court

  1. David Gibson
    David Gibson November 7, 2014 at 7:03 am

    man keep fighting wid wunna selves do….better fa chris at de next election….lol

    • David Gibson
      David Gibson November 7, 2014 at 9:36 am

      look seriously do u see payne or marshall in a mia mottley cabinet ?. the blp has the ammo to win the next election but they will shoot themselves with it first.

  2. Dawn Franklin
    Dawn Franklin November 7, 2014 at 7:03 am

    This had no right going this far need to deal with these issues internally

  3. Francis McClean
    Francis McClean November 7, 2014 at 8:16 am

    Come on fellas. Y’all got nuff important wuk to do. Stop this nonsense. The country got serious issues across the board. The economy shot, QEH in disarray, crime gone clear, tourism needs revamping, chik v, elder care, drainage issues when the rain falls in various constituencies. Ah cud go on and on. The people cups full tuh de brim and Wunna bickering over in party nonsense. Come on man. Stupid is as stupid does

  4. Princess Tiny Neferua
    Princess Tiny Neferua November 7, 2014 at 8:22 am


  5. Francis McClean
    Francis McClean November 7, 2014 at 9:58 am

    The way things are going WE got big problems.

  6. Margaret Lorde
    Margaret Lorde November 7, 2014 at 10:09 am

    They should settle it out of court…in fact it should’ve been settled ever since.

  7. Prince Shepheard
    Prince Shepheard November 7, 2014 at 10:32 am

    get rid of pain

  8. Matthew Greaves
    Matthew Greaves November 7, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    And i guess something like this will make bajans put back in the DLP right?

  9. Beverley Headley
    Beverley Headley November 7, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    This I good news cuz Barbadians’ focus should be on getting the three incompetent Ss out of office -,Stuart, Sinckler and Sealy and the others

  10. Sandra December 5, 2014 at 11:58 am

    Wunna better watch wunna mouts. They watching all wunna on Social Media. This is social media too -hope wunna know dah !


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