Nation case returns to court


It’s back to the law courts for three senior employees of the Nation newspaper.



Eleven days after publisher Vivian-Anne Gittens, Editor-in-Chief Roy Morris and Senior journalist Sanka Price were cleared by a local Magistrate’s court of charges stemming from the newspaper’s publication of an indecent photograph of minors; an appeal has been filed against ruling.

The latest move by Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith comes against the backdrop of the July 2 decision by the then acting Magistrate Alliston Seale.

Seale had dismissed the matter stating that the charge should have been brought against the Nation Publishing Company and not the three company representatives.

The photograph published in the Saturday Sun on October 26, 2013, involved two students who had been caught in a video engaging in sex in a classroom.

It was deemed a breach of the provisions of the Protection of Children Act.



7 Responses to Nation case returns to court

  1. dave July 13, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    A dlp lackey

  2. Walter Prescod July 13, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    Who is paying for this appeal the commissioner?

  3. Carl Harper July 13, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    And the witch hunt continues.

  4. carson c cadogan July 13, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    this is wonderful news.

    That disgusting photos of two minors should never have been published.

    The rights of children must be protected. If those children were children of any Nation staffers it would not have been published.

    • Justice for All July 14, 2015 at 3:13 pm

      If we, as parents, dont know what’s going on in the schools how can we help our children. It may have shamed them and embarrassed them beyond words, but if it helps to save two or more children from this type of behaviour, I agree. Before you say it, I would have said and thought the same way if they were my children. I believe in tough love. Tough love is what saved Judge Mathis in the USA and a whole lot of people after a police captain turned in his own son for being involved with Isis a few days ago.

  5. Harry turnover July 13, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    @ccc…the publication was disgusting …not the photos.

  6. Tony Waterman July 14, 2015 at 3:40 am

    @Carl Harper!!! I agree, if it was not a Witch Hunt, the C.O.P Ag. would have done what the magistrate had suggested and gone after the Entity, the Nation Publishing Co.
    I would also like the C.O.P Ag. to tell us , whe is he going to go after facebook for letting the Pictures remain on their servers, that incident was seen around the World by MILLIONS of people.
    Someone is trying to make sure that they bring the Nation news to it,s Knees, i womder WHO and WHY.


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