Dr. Philbert Aaron sues Checko

Dr. Aaron (left), Checko

Venezuelan Ambassador, Dr. Philbert Aaron, has filed a civil lawsuit against calypsonian “Checko” in reference to a song performed at last year’s calypso competition.

According to a statement of the claim, in the suit DOMHCV15 of 2013, the song refers to the claimant by his designation and initial “Ambassador A.”

“The Claimant fears that unless restrained by this Honourble Court, the Defendant shall continue to publish the slanderous and libelous statement complained of,” a section of the suit reads.

The suit is claiming for damages for libel and slander; aggravated damages; exemplary damages and an injunction restraining the Defendant from further publishing the offending words or other words that are defamatory to the Claimant.

This is not the first time the song, “Bug Her,” has landed Checko, whose real names is Abel Jno Baptiste, in hot water.

On February 8, 2012 he was served with a legal letter from Aaron’s lawyer, Noelise Knight Didier, which claimed the song made reference to her client.

“Our instructions are that you have caused this song to be recorded in permanent form and broadcast publically via radio …We are instructed however, that your said song quite clearly makes reference to our client, by the description as well as by the use of his office and initials, ‘Ambassador A’ and further that you allege therein that he ‘bug her,’” Knight Didier wrote.

“This,” the letter stated. “Is an obvious innuendo understood by the average reasonable Dominican to mean, that you are stating that my client is engaged in buggery.”

Last year’s letter continued, “You must be aware, sir, that not only is such an allegation disparaging of my client’s morals, but is moreover an allegation that my client is involved in a criminal activity. Such defamation of character may not only expose you to civil liability, but to criminal prosecution as well a fact that must be well aware of given your profession.”

The letter warned Checko to removed the the “offending lyrics” from the song and failure to comply would lead to legal action.

Reports had surfaced last year that Checko was going to change the lyrics of the song but he subsequently said they would remain the same. He said the decision was based on consultations with his attorney.

The calypsonian is represented in the matter by  J. Gildon Richards.

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194 Comments

  1. Anthon P. Ismael
    February 5, 2013

    Mother Mary You’re a terror
    Mother Mary You act like a savior
    You and Ronald Reagan put hands in an invasion
    You destroy de leftist plan with all them son of a gun.
    I guess Mamo should have sued Super L. for that tune too.

  2. midnight dare
    February 4, 2013

    Tell aaron come down from his high horse. i lovveeeeeee my checko

  3. Anonymous
    February 4, 2013

    Why doesen’t the complainant let sleeping dogs lie. Doesn’t he know that everything is just a nine days wonder in Dominica. He is just keeping the allegation in the news.

  4. blistex
    February 4, 2013

    Take them To the court Of law! Good job is about time!

  5. Mention
    February 4, 2013

    i remembered quite clearly last yr checko tried to mask his song but at the finals he didnt do himself any justice by the way he performed the song.checko got cut up in the moment where he lost focus on wat he should do on the stage and performed the act of provocation.checko in my opinion didnt sing at the finals last yr but started to talk on stage cuz he was facing court battle and wanted to prove a point.the song is a good song but he should just sing normal and do not get carried away.

  6. Rastar-Marn
    February 4, 2013

    Checko garçon if you come here to read dis you need to make a sequel to d Story, or somebody give him d idea nuh,,,

    DNO run one of does voting tings allyou does do dere nuh and run a poll to vote if Checko should make a sequel,,,

    Marn Vote yes yeh!!!

  7. christian
    February 4, 2013

    sue the back up vocalist too

  8. g
    February 3, 2013

    he does bug he, he does bug her.its just a song n no names were called.

  9. Domerican/Possie
    February 3, 2013

    All those thin-skinned people we have in public office should resign their post. You cannot tell me you wasting your time on a song that is soooooooooooooo last year.

    • Justice and Truth
      February 3, 2013

      You call them thin-skinned? That is the problem with some of you. You never see the seriousness of this case and other relevant ones.
      A man’s good name and character was defamed and you take it lightly as a passing thing and one to be ignored. It should have happened to you and all other critics.

      • Domerican/Possie
        February 4, 2013

        What are you talking about? Was Philbert Aaron mentioned by name in the song? If yes, then he has a case; if no, then he has no basis for this lawsuit. Calypso is social commentary my dear and Philbert should have just enjoyed the song like the rest of us. BTW Philbert was my neighbour in Derriere-la-rosin, Lagoon back in the day and I never knew him to complain like this. He always presented as very mature; I don’t know what happened.

  10. Jay
    February 3, 2013

    Hold up! So, Dominica does not have freedom of speech any more? Let me know.

    • Justice and Truth
      February 3, 2013

      People’s good name is their treasure. “…Whoever robs people of their good name, make them poor indeed…”
      Use your common sense if you have any. In this case you appear not to have any. The man’s good name is scandalized. It is something to take seriously. Consider yourself. If this happened to you what would you say and do? Would you just sit, grin and bear it?
      When reference is publicly made and songs composed and sung about people’s personal life, their lifestyle, it is defamation of their character. Therefore, freedom of speech is out of the question. People can sue for this, be it that it occurred a year ago and whether it is true or not. The man is hurt and demeaned.
      Put on your thinking cap if you have any. Keep in mind that the CD is out there. They must have also been sold to others overseas wherever Dominicans reside and will be played over and over again throughout the years.
      Our obligation is to respect people and their personal life. What consenting adults do behind closed doors is their personal affair and none of anyone’s business. It is between God and themselves. Human beings are not God. The police cannot charge them and the Court cannot prosecute them. Therefore, let everyone mind their own business. God knows many of you have much of your personal business to mind. Some people leave their business and mind that of others. I always say this is what causes disagreement, arguments, enmity and wars. When are some people, no exception calypsonians going to learn this? People like that will always remain behind. Let this be a lesson to you, other critics and that calypsonian.

      • Smile
        February 4, 2013

        Sorry the man was not baptised as Ambassador A, so you not helping the situation at all, grow up. Just a little common sense keeps the doctor away sometimes.

    • LIL ME
      February 4, 2013

      Sweetie, there’s no such thing as freedom of speech anymore. There’s a word called ‘DISCRIMINATION.’ That word to me sucks up all meaning such as ‘freedom of speech or better yet opinion’. Lately, sweetheart, we are not even entitled to an opinion. Don’t you for one second, think it is just DOMINICA.

    • roughcake
      February 4, 2013

      That is not freedom of speech,it’s defamation of character.I would sue him and when i’m finished with him,he would have to sell his underpants with all the skidmarks to pay.

  11. sphinx
    February 3, 2013

    calypso and carnival is a matter where we release our vibes on what is happening,so now people can’t say a thing?restrictions on everything except the highway official robbery of some politricksters?we in for a good show!

    • Justice and Truth
      February 3, 2013

      Sometimes some people can carry it too far, the same as on the street during carnival. They make matters which do not concern them their personal business as if they have none to mind. If it does not concern the nation and nationals and does not affect/harm anyone in anyway, it is none of your business.
      Pertaining to your personal lifestyle, what if they were to pry into it and make a song about you how would you feel? This is food for thought.

  12. Karpwit Goodwill!!
    February 2, 2013

    Can anyone clear the air on this man’s registered name at the Dominica Registry on the Bay Front. What name does he carry on his official documents? Do I as a citizen have permission to look it up? Well Ambassador A, I need your mother and Father names and your birth date so I can officially publish the names by which you should answer. Everybody looking for a big money those days papa, learn to work hard and let social commentry role

  13. Attitude
    February 2, 2013

    Is it too late for “Teacher Mildred” to sue Sparrow for singing..”way d lizard, teacher Mildred, under she dress taking a rest….”.
    Is it too late for “Melda” to sue Sparrow for “Obeah Wedding”?
    Is it too late for “Anita” to sue Lord Bryner for singing “where you went last night Anita,look it 4:30 in the morning look how you whole body perspiring”?
    Is it too late for Dr. Finger to sue Sye?
    Is it too late for Buffong to pursue suing Alex for “Child Money”?

    Ebben Dr. Aaron ou par feb papa. Then again, maybe Ian needs to show you a thing or 2 about being happy when your dog comes last… “Ian dog last (Ian Douglas)- Karessah”

    • Justice and Truth
      February 4, 2013

      Times have changed and so do people. If people are not born-Dominicans or West Indians, they are not accustomed to these types of songs. Expect them to be offended if such would occur to them. Situations are different and so are people. Keep this in mind.

      • Stocious
        February 5, 2013

        Not Portsmouth mister family from ner? Stuppes!

    • wanted
      February 4, 2013

      I agree with you 1000% Ian Douglas took it like a man. was even on stage with karessah. calypso is social commentary.get with the programme. plus ambassador A ain’t even your name. Mr Aaron stop drawing any more unwanted attention to yourself.

  14. legal eagle
    February 2, 2013

    Let’s put this thing into perspective If Ambassador Philbert Aaron wins his battle in court, he will set a precedence. This will forever change the face of calypso in Dominica.
    we must realise that the ambassador is also a government functionary. Thus government will become a topic of the past. The same goes for any person or organization of note.

    It will drive calypsonians to only write and perform “safe” namby pamby songs which they are not passionate about. the result will be a lackluster product and a radical drop in response from the consumers.

    It must be noted that Dominica remains the only Caribbean country where the ancient art of calypso gets such wide public support and approval. The people are drawn mainly for its controversial nature.

    Sadly if that is to happen Aaron will win 2 for one(dopawtou). Primarily he will get vengeance on a poor police officer, then he will also get to destroy calypso. He has publicly stated that Calypso is insignificant, so he gets a chance to prove that.

    • Malgraysa
      February 3, 2013

      Very good observation. If Govt. is found to be financing Dr. Aaron’s action it supports your thesis.
      It’ll not only kill off calypso but the spirit of carnival at the same time. Malgraysa.

    • jungle king
      February 3, 2013

      i agree with you, legal eagle. couldnt have said it better my self

    • Nel
      February 4, 2013

      if calypso so insignificant why he taking it on so?

  15. Affection8
    February 2, 2013

    Good for you Checko. The higher power is teaching you a lesson. I hope you learn it.

    • Attitude
      February 3, 2013

      Judge not, lest you be judged.

    • Justice and Truth
      February 3, 2013

      You made an excellent comment. It made good sense. God’s discipline. Hope he learns it and also others.
      His supporters gave you thumbs down because they do not agree with you.

  16. February 2, 2013

    Dominicans is not a matter of last year, he still using the man name in his song this year so when Scrunter sing about Mano it’s not ok but it’s ok for Checko to sing about Atley? Makes no sense to me.

  17. Big mama
    February 2, 2013

    When i was back home every body sang what they wanted, if someone use A,B,C,or D they did not call your name and bug her also means teasing her(they bugging her)it also means to annoy so get a life and let Dominican calipso be Dominicans calipso

    • Justice and Truth
      February 4, 2013

      As long as names are not mentioned, it goes without stating that they cannot get angry or file a Court case. Dr. Philbert would not be so stupid to sue someone who did not mention his name. When names and job titles are mentioned it is another story. This calypsonian sang, “Ambassador A”. He made reference to Dr. Philbert, his job title and status. In any case, people must have respect for others and their good name. Need I say anymore? You should comprehend that.

      • pydana
        February 4, 2013

        shout your big mouth up rest away from this comments

  18. tet pool
    February 2, 2013

    very funny! a whole year pass already wee and de doc going BEHIND checko again!!lol

  19. KaliBud
    February 2, 2013

    As far as i know bug does not equate to buggery (we say bugger). Thus, to bug her implies planting a (spying) device…like what dey say Mamo put in UWP office. We also had a calypso on dat

  20. Me , MY Dog and I
    February 2, 2013

    I really thought Calypso was social commentary ? Ambassador get over yourself. If you are suing , then all the names of people , animals and things that have been mentioned in calypso must sue too . Take a page for your Pm , his name has been mentioned so many times has been called so many different names and what has he done ? nothing, because he understand what calypso is all about. I guess he is smarter than people have credited him and you who has a PHD. Come on man grow up, this is our culture which we have enjoyed for centuries, and i know the population is not going to let you destroy it. Enjoy the carnival go jump up and let people see you are worth represent them in government . There is a saying “if you can’t beat them join them” and let me tell you if you join them life is going to be fun for you , because in this case you just won’t be able to beat them .

    • Justice and Truth
      February 3, 2013

      Including you. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: You will never comprehend what has been done to that man because you do not have a loving and compassionate heart. Your heart is made of rock/stone.

  21. Anonymous
    February 2, 2013

    A similar case was dismissed on Anguilla. Ambassador A could be anyone! And again calypso is social commentary ……singing about d truth or just gossip. Ambassador A? Y r u offended?

    • Justice and Truth
      February 4, 2013

      How many Ambassador A’s are there in Dominica? It is time for them to change their calypso-singing lifestyle against others, their good name.

      • dr a
        February 4, 2013

        if i write a check can he cash it as ambassador A

      • midnight dare
        February 4, 2013

        @justice and truth – Why dont you just SHUTTTTTT UP!

  22. February 2, 2013

    Common people every year Checko gest a free pass to say what he wants in the name of “Calypso” seiously, Aron is a human being too and when you know what is being said about you is not true it hurts.I can only take his word for it that he is not involved in that lifestyle and he feels offended by the sugestion and the song.How would you feel If somebody made a song saying you molested their child and using your name or part of your name and you know that is not true.”So you are going to just say is calypso?” Dominica is a small place If somebody sings a song about bathing with blue soap people will start speculating who it is. Dominicans have to understand that just because a man have finess and walks a certain way dose’nt mean they are so. I am not in politics dont live in Dominica but if the man feels he ground to sue go ahead and ba yo bwaba ln while you are at it.

    • Sorry
      February 3, 2013

      u dont live here, so i suggest u mind ur business

      • Justice and Truth
        February 5, 2013

        You have much to learn; still uneducated, uninformed and malinformed.
        The world is our own. We are the world and people of the world. We are each other’s keepers.
        Our Almighty Father asked Cain, “Where is Abel?” He replied: “Am I my brother’s keeper?”
        Note what happened to Cain. You should know that it is contained in The Book of Genesis.
        Those who support that calypsonian and denounce what others state in support of Dr. Philbert Aaron and his feelings, you are not genuine Christians. If you are practicing ones, you are also not genuine. You are not correct. You are upholding wrong. God knows this too and better than I. Your day is coming.

  23. Just saying
    February 2, 2013

    This,” the letter stated. “Is an obvious innuendo understood by the average reasonable Dominican to mean, that you are stating that my client is engaged in buggery.”

    MR A i think you should sue your lawyer cause she cannot say what the average Dominican understands , that is speculation on her part as far as I see it she is who used that word not Checko

    • Anonymous
      February 4, 2013

      Assumption is the lowest form of knowledge,how could she assume what the average reasonable Dominican understood

  24. Grand Bayrian
    February 2, 2013

    Are you for real? Why the Judges in Dominica don’t charge these guys some heavy fines for wasting the time of the court?

    I think they would think twice before they try to use the court as childs play.

  25. jada
    February 2, 2013

    Dominican’s are unbelievable!! It was one thing for Checko to sing the song it was carnival. But he continue to defamed the man. Good for you A sue him. Let him be accountable,

    • Justice and Truth
      February 3, 2013

      His good name is involved. He reserves the right to sue him. He was warned and failed to heed the warning. He said that his lawyer told him not to remove the words. I will state, “damaging words.” This is bad advice on the part of the lawyer. Both his lawyer and himself erred.
      There are people who sue over disparaging comments. Why not him?

      • Stocious
        February 5, 2013

        What good name again? According to a post I just read if I write a check to Ambassador A can he Dr Philbert Aaron cash it?

  26. Bakes
    February 2, 2013

    Never gave the song a thought but now one has to wonder. Was a direct reference made? If not how does this person know the song refers to them

  27. sweety
    February 2, 2013

    Doc a thats calypso man, in times past so many names has been called and no body sued is it because checo is a lillte boy still u doing that? Grow up and be a man

  28. mel
    February 2, 2013

    Many times your friends will tease you, you might say leave me alone stop bugging me so that means
    bugger? You all are really insane.

  29. Watch Dog
    February 2, 2013

    Dominicans too homophobic! If you doing your business, what is your problem? So many celebrities in America that coming out everyday and proudly say they Gay?

    We need to mature with the times!

  30. Watch Dog
    February 2, 2013

    I want to see if is “Ambassador A” that on his birth certificate.

    • jungle king
      February 3, 2013

      i checkin….

  31. Justice and Truth
    February 2, 2013

    Are you Christians? You are not God. Let God be the Judge who will also judge you according to your actions.
    They sing gospel songs; they read the Bible; they go to church and pray. What have they learned from these spiritual exercise? Their life is no more perfect than others as portrayed in their words/action. Yet they sing songs about the lifestyle of others as they slander their names. They should know what is contained in Holy Scripture especially the New Testament. They are in dire need of godly spiritual enlightenment and common sense. God is taking note.

    The VIII – Eighth Commandment of God is: Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness Against Thy Neighbor.

    Commands: truthfulness, respect for the good name of others, the observance of secrecy when required.

    Forbids: lying, injury to the good name of others, slander, tale bearing, rash judgment, contemptuous speech, and the violation of secrecy.

    Our Lord Jesus Christ said: “Be merciful and perfect as your heavenly Father is. This is a command from God. He is not amused when you scandalize a brother’s good name and debase him. So what type of Christian are you?

    • Anonymous
      February 4, 2013

      He also wants us to forgive those who tresspass against us. I am not even sure if anyone was tresspassed

      • Justice and Truth
        February 5, 2013

        Obviously, you do not know better. You are another one who has much to learn. He was trespassed. His good name. It is a grievous sin in the eyes of the Lord to defame another’s name and character. It is also a sin against the nation and nationals. Those who harm others in any manner, commit a crime. It was a crime against Dr. Philbert. I wished that some of you had the common sense to comprehend that.

  32. Drlee
    February 2, 2013

    The lawyer represent the doc should be ethical and tell him to stop that nonsense. I know the lawyers need the money in them hard times we facing in DA, but alas.

  33. GWADAMAN
    February 1, 2013

    no one should use their liberty as a cloak of maliciousness, its time that these things stop in dominica.

    • Justice and Truth
      February 5, 2013

      I agree. It is high time and more than time.

  34. T
    February 1, 2013

    Aaron .. Waste of money, and waste of Checko’s time.You all leaders are too thin skin.

  35. dan
    February 1, 2013

    Checko boy I feel sorry for you the PM might sue you too well sue.

    • Karpwit Goodwill!!
      February 2, 2013

      The PM is definitely not that petty, lets all not be toooo political now.

      • Justice and Truth
        February 4, 2013

        Pertaining to those who also tarnish the PM’s name, he stated that he will take steps accordingly. It was a warning for everyone. Read his comments as published on DNO approximately one year ago.
        I would not call the PM petty if he did. People must do their utmost to protect their good name whether they are in politics or not. Some people do take advantage and exceed their limits as this calypsonian. What is more, their lifestyle is no better and probably worst be it in a different manner. There is a price to be paid for this. They must learn a lesson and hope others also learn it, down through the ages.

  36. Doc. Love
    February 1, 2013

    In response to the song bug her,Arron’s wife said publicly on radio,”my husband is not gay,”therefore what is his problem. I am not a supporter of Skerrit,but I must applaud the man for the manner he has handled himself over the last five years as regards the countless songs which have been sang about him. According to a senior citizen,this man can take blows.Arron should stop that nonsence before that song becomes another, tennis shoe tongue,Johnstrad buelay or marry de girl Charlie.

    • Jay
      February 3, 2013

      You relayed that information so correctly.

    • Justice and Truth
      February 4, 2013

      People have feelings. Not everyone is alike. Some may ignore such; others may not. In this case to each his/her own. Those who feel strongly about their name being tarnished, they reserve the right to take steps. It is their prerogative to do so. They should not be criticized for it. Some of you do not think further and use your common sense. Do you have any?
      Furthermore, you do not know what people are thinking. Those who are called derogatory names and are teased, suffer in private throughout their lives. We must always be loving towards others. Do your best to always “Think God” and “What Will Jesus Say?” He will not exonerate anyone who scandalizes the good name of others. It is a sin and it highly offends Our Lord. It is against what Our Lord taught us: “Love one another…”
      If you agree with this calypsonian or any previous ones for that matter, it is obvious some of you do not have loving hearts. A lot of harm is done to people when their names are tarnished. Everyone of you should know that. Think too, people thought differently in bygone years just as much as some of the young people are more disobedient and aggressive than those in previous years. Times have changed and so do people. Think about that.

  37. itassi to de bone
    February 1, 2013

    As far as I am concerned an ambassador is a public figure and if he knows he living in a glass house, he needs to resign just like a DLP politician did when his name was all over. As ambassador, Dr. Aaron represents all Dominicans and Cheko is a Dominican and therefore has a right to express his views.

    • Peeping Tom
      February 1, 2013

      Seems you have some very important ideas a bit all twisted up, itassi to de bone! Really twisted.

    • Justice and Truth
      February 2, 2013

      I recall this situation from last year. What do you know? Thou shalt not slander another’s name and bear false witness against him. If per chance the man is what he thinks he is, this calypsonian has no right whatsoever to slander his name in public. People have a right to their personal life and are entitled to their personal actions. Consider how far this went – worldwide. Therefore, he has erred to continue singing the song. There is no excuse.
      The Golden Rule: Do unto others as you have them do unto you.

    • Justice and Truth
      February 4, 2013

      Your comment is extremely ignorant and one who does not as much as think. He has a right to express his views if it concerns him but not the man’s lifestyle. If he did any such thing, it was not done in the office. It was done in private.
      Since you made such a statement, everyone, no exception you, are sinners. God knows it more than any human being.
      I could cite the different ways that people sin which you should know; there are many. One of it is when they open their mouth to speak and put their fingers to the keyboard and push the “Sent” key. This sin could be against “The Act of Love.”
      There are graver sins, if not the same which are called mortal ones. Therefore, all you critics, lay off Dr. Philbert Aaron. He has the right to get offended, a grievous sin was committed against him and his good name. He also reserves the right to seek prosecution of this little person with a big mouth who made a calypso against him. This has tarnished his good name and character.
      If some of you do not know this and/or comprehend it, you need to return to school as children and to be taught discipline and respect for others and their good name.
      Some of you are hypocrites. Consider if even a relative, friend, co-worker or other made such remarks about you and also sung a calypso about you, would you take it lightly? Some of you would even fight the person, putting it mildly. As long as it does not happen to you and affect you, you will criticize and pass it off as nothing. Place yourself in his position.
      Many need to know and learn what St. Vincent de Paul said: “Be kind! Be kind and you will be a saint!”

  38. Oh Lard!
    February 1, 2013

    Dr. A get a grip and let calypso reign. Do not suffocate the industry with your childish mannerism and immature behaviour. You are making the song stick. This song is mindless and disorganized. It really has no worth but, you are slowly and surely turning it into a million dollar hit.

    • hehehe
      February 2, 2013

      Maybe that’s why he is doing it… he has not been in the spotlight for the better part of an entire year

    • February 2, 2013

      Oh what a song it should be playing all now Aaron is just making the song more important than himself.

  39. Is dat
    February 1, 2013

    Very true words!!

  40. Love
    February 1, 2013

    Pastor bj can sue him too for this yr where he sings Rosie take all m and r money to pay bj bills

  41. Anonymous
    February 1, 2013

    The lawyers are the ones laughing all the way to the bank.

  42. rescue 911
    February 1, 2013

    to win this case AMBASSADOR A will have to prove the song bug-her is really about him ,let us see him prove that .lollllolololol.

    • Smile
      February 4, 2013

      To win this case Dr. Philbert needs to show the court his birth and baptisimal papers stating his full name at birth. If there was a name change to Ambassador A in his adult life he must present that too.

  43. really?
    February 1, 2013

    One question: Will taking him to court change anything? and when i say anything i mean “anything”… lol

  44. dissident
    February 1, 2013

    Why are u DLP big heads so thin-skinned and

    U are Ambassador Aaron not Ambassador A.
    perhaps u should approach de head of de Calypso Association and demand that they amend their consitution to disallow artists from singing songs that maybe attacking DLP officials. After checko is who else? Go after Ras Kelly nuh? Ban all calypso nuh.

  45. rescue 911
    February 1, 2013

    all calypso is based on somebody or something .so much song they making on the prime mininister.wat about the song on dog-lass.(ian himself even njoy the song)calypso wouldnt be fun without that.leave the damn song.

  46. ok
    February 1, 2013

    Here’s a list of ambassador “A’s” I wonder which ambassador checko reffering to? Anatoly Dobrynin of Russia, Alexander Kurakin,Antiokh Kantemir,Alexander Konstantinovich Orlov,Arkady Ivanovich Morkov,Aleksandr Nelidov,Alexander Izvolsky,Alexei Pavlovich Pavlov,Alexander Avdeev,.. I really wonder

    • ok
      February 3, 2013

      isn’t my comment worthy of a pop up ?

    • lynn
      February 4, 2013

      i am wodering just like you, when you figure it out let me know

  47. dee
    February 1, 2013

    Pastor BJ should sue too because his name was mentioned in songs last year.

    • police
      February 2, 2013

      is pastor bj a person name?

      • Observer
        February 3, 2013

        I guess that’s the point Police- is ambassador A someone name?

  48. fil
    February 1, 2013

    This song again what is wrong with society. I would like to know why this song is of so much of interest to Aaron. This guy said Ambassador A why would he thinks the song is pertaining to him.

    • Observer
      February 1, 2013

      Obviously, Dr. Aaron and his attorney believe that an infraction was caused to the good name of the ambassador. I am sure Checko’s lawyer who may have vetted the calypso saw nothing wrong in the lyrics of the song and so Dr. Aaron’s good name was not affected. These are two learned, professionally trained man/woman of the silk who will now go before another more senior learned man of the silk to discuss, debate and litigate the issue.

      Most of the bloggers here including myself have absolutely no training or practice in the law. Our opinion, not even if we are star witnesses in the manner carry any weight. It is the law that will make the difference in the end. So why that vexatious, unbridled diatribe against each other. What has caused or is contributing to that stir? People let the lawyers do their work. Obviously DR. A is aggrieved. His lawyer has assured him that he has a case. Checko’s lawyer has assured him that he has no case to answer. Has it occured to us that the two attorneys are both schooled in law? Obviously on this matter they happen to sit on opposite sides. So let it be.

      I say aall this because of my own personal experience having been sued – interstingly by a lawyer. I never called his name, nor his children or wife’s name. But my comments were so well organized and presented that the person who took offence was able to bring evidence to show that any reasonably thinking person in the society would conclude that I was referring to him. My attorney then was Dr. Aaron’s attorney who advised me on the law. Never mind the fact that I did not call attorney John Doe by his name. Another lawyer told me that I have nothing to fear. You did not call the man’s name. Your comments were fear and reasonable and were not construed to bring anybody’s name into disrepute. The matter went to court and I lost the matter. Is there any reasonable thinking person in Dominica who could not make the connection in Checko’s song to Dr. A? f you say “no” then you are a hypocrit and so Checko and any other calypsonian can do without your support.

      If I were to submit that the person who published the confidential financial information of a top level government official, one Sunday afternoon in December 2012 and when faced with questions about theat particular broadcast suggested that the source of the information was from the fairer sex who was frightened and concerned that the commission was not up to its official duties in accepting the lame duck reason that was advance as an explanation and that an investigation was lunched to determione where the leak occured. Is there any on in Dominica today who would not know about the character (s) involved in that matter? If I were to say anything that would deprieve the characters in this matter of their good name and reputation, and as such cause irreparable damage to thier reputation, don’t you think those involved have a right for redress in the courts?. Remember I did not call anybody by name. But the scenario that was painted did indicate who that person or individuals were.

      People let us behave civily towards each other. We cannot be experts in every subject matter just to heap coals of fire on the PM and his supporters. There is a time and place for everything under the sun. electios are due soon. We wil get theopportunity to campaign for our party. As a nation it cannot be healthy for us to spend every day speakingwith authority on matters we know little about just to advance the cause of our partisan politics. We can be more civilizesd to each other.

    • Peeping Tom
      February 1, 2013

      Well, it is not so much as “this song again” as the fact that the calypsonian has been relentless in his efforts at defaming the ambassador. I mean, you would think that after his clash with the ambassador last year, Checko would refrain from mentioning the ambassador in the same light this year, just to avoid problems/conflicts. Well, no. He brazenly does it again.

      Checko has his right to sing. This right is sacred. However, he cannot use this right to deny another person his right.

      Your Excellency Aaron, i am with you all the way. All the best.

      • sue sue
        February 2, 2013

        whats low about this comment dno ?

      • Algonon
        February 2, 2013

        DNO, Re Peeping Tom
        So what if Peeping Tom’s view is poorly rated? Is that a reason to hide what he wrote? If the government did that we would not hear the end of it. PT has an opinion too, and he is not defaming anybody.

        I see. So it is alright to make a calypso saying that the man is gay thereby telling the world tht the man is gay, and have the world singing that the man is gay – even if he is not. I guess from your point of view that’s o.k. because the calypsonian’s fans enjoy the song and come on DNO to support their hero in his slander of the man.

        And – the man should have no recourse neither should anyone speak up for him because the calypsonian’s fans are online supporting him on DNO. I guess that is Freedom of speech and freedom of press applied, eh?

        Nice!

      • Anonymous
        February 2, 2013

        Mr. A needs to grow up and start behaving like an ambassador -this kind of behaviour is most unbecoming.

      • Anonymous
        February 2, 2013

        Everyone has a right to freedom of expression and opinion both of which must not be interfered with.

      • Karpwit Goodwill!!
        February 3, 2013

        You should now rename yourself to Grinning Tom, now put some teeth in the space of the eyes, with so many thumbs down your vision is now very blured.

      • Justice and Truth
        February 4, 2013

        So am I.

  49. amethyst
    February 1, 2013

    Wished some people would ease up on Checko telling him go back and sing Gospel.
    I have known Check personally,and way back in 1992/94 Checko showed interest in calypso,singing at the LaPlaine school;I used to practice Calypso with him all the time.So to the one who says go back to singing gospel,stop acting like you know the guy.

    • Justice and Truth
      February 2, 2013

      He must be careful who and what he sings about. Some calypsonians are scandalous and scandalize the names of others. This has been ongoing through the years. It is time to put a lid on it; time to cease such lyrics which offend others and damage their good name and reputation. Is he that perfect? He of all should clean up his act.

      • Malgraysa
        February 3, 2013

        Get a life and have some fun. ‘m sure the Almighty pities miserable people.

  50. Hard Pitch
    February 1, 2013

    Haha what a Joke…was just chatting to a St.lucian Friend and again boy oh boy..

    She says why don’t Dominicans think outside of the Box….

    Since last year 2012..one thing Dominica is a strange Place..and the citizens are embracing it..

    I hope the Court throws this out..as no name was called…what a joke!!

    • anonymous
      February 1, 2013

      your lucian so strange it not funny. does she know what the expression thinking outside the box even mean?i guess she was trying to ipress you

    • jade
      February 1, 2013

      And the court will throw out this nonesense. Is there anyone named Ambassador A in DA? Ridiculousness!!

    • Justice and Truth
      February 2, 2013

      Inference to the title is bad enough. Who else was he referring to?

  51. Giorgio/Armani
    February 1, 2013

    Papa Met! Doc, you still mording dat?? Man, it’s 2013, we going forward, not back. Get over it ma boi.

  52. PAX
    February 1, 2013

    Ok, I’m no lawyer and definitely not a supporter of any politician or ambassador but here’s a little two cents I picked up from the law: Even if you don’t mention the person’s name, and they can prove you were referring to them, that your inference could point to nobody else but them, and that what you said tarnished their reputation, employment, position, business etc.., then you in street.

    • mango temptation
      February 1, 2013

      @pax – so what is the connection between Ambassador A and what checko was talking about? why is he feeling so offended. so may reference he made in the song, and he alone suing.

      • Dominiquen
        February 2, 2013

        When the court will put a price on Checko, you will help him to pay it.

      • Anonymous
        February 2, 2013

        like i said, dear mango, i am no lawyer. however, i love calypso, and the politicians and ambassadors should let it be as it always has been

    • Justice and Truth
      February 4, 2013

      You are correct. It is easy to see who is on the side of this calypsonian. From their comments and giving others thumbs down they are not intelligent and are not correct. Go on and give me thumbs down. I use my common sense. It is an era that not everyone who has a computer is intelligent and utilizes basic common sense as also writing and spelling. They cannot think that there was mention to Dr. Philbert Aaron as “Ambassador A” in the calypso. This is reason enough for him to take offense and sue that his good name and reputation are tarnished. Dr. Philbert is within his right to sue him.

  53. kakarat
    February 1, 2013

    It is well known that the song in question is referring to Mr. Aaron, so no matter all the exp-lanation in the comments, we all know who he is referring to.
    SELAH!

    • proud
      February 1, 2013

      It is not well known cause I didn’t’t know who Ambassador A was until Mr Aaron took it upon himself to “claim” that post

      • jac
        February 1, 2013

        lol tell him that again

      • Justice and Truth
        February 2, 2013

        Many as I did not know it. This does not make the calypsonian correct and does not exonerate him. How would he like if someone composed a song about him and sung it for the entire world to hear?
        You must be fair and just. He took it upon himself to sing this song and thought it was good to do so. Were Dominicans really interested?

      • Enlightener
        February 2, 2013

        for real.

    • ok
      February 1, 2013

      seem like you should be sued!!

    • Justice and Truth
      February 2, 2013

      I agree with you. Anyone with basic common sense should be able to deduce this.

    • law abiding citizen
      February 2, 2013

      it’s not what we all know, it’s what you can prove beyond any reasonable doubt in the court of law.

  54. No Fear
    February 1, 2013

    But how do u conclude bug her refers to buggery? Growing up I always thought that one could use “A” in equations and formulars.

    • Jusy 4 kicks
      February 2, 2013

      Seem’s U failed algebra as there is no R in formula. Joke’s on you No Fear

  55. Malgraysa
    February 1, 2013

    This must be the Ambassador’s only claim to fame. He must be getting desperate for recognition.

  56. Smart
    February 1, 2013

    What about “Marry the girl Charlie” guess Charles Savarin could have made a couple millions, is it too late for him to sue??
    Come on Mr. Aaron, you can do better than that to improve your public image than create attention on yourself

    • LivittAlone
      February 2, 2013

      “Charlie was a Minister, in de Ministry”
      “Ambassador A”
      Which is more personal? I think this man should just take this thing as a joke and let Calypso stand for what it is, simply Entertainment.

  57. Rastar-Marn
    February 1, 2013

    AL garçon Laggor Possie you grew up wi by d bay dere by Pa-Ellon all man dat grew up deer have nick-name and all Marn know how nick-name does stay on man yeah, you suppose to be tougher dan to make mista-dem get to you,,,

    Garçon all dat schooling you go and take didn’t teach you noffin man,,,

    Why you listen to mamzelle and give her your money to run you down even more,,,

    Garçon focus on how to negotiate getting Bird Island back from dem Venezuelan control, rather dan spending your time in some litigation you cannot prevail,,,

    You know is now you make dat song sing???

    So what gonna happen every time you hear some man or woman playing d song on deir radio,,,

    • Justice and Truth
      February 2, 2013

      Wrong is wrong. You cannot turn a wrong into a right. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

    • Justice and Truth
      February 2, 2013

      Who else was this calypsonian referring to? A prohibition should be placed on playing this song. A judge could easily apply a ban on it especially in Dominica. I, for one, would never purchase the tape for I am not interested in listening to such demeaning lyrics against a fellow person. I do not want to hear it. I rank higher than that. Eat your heart out. Let us hear some songs that are educating, uplifting and encouraging.

      • Rastar-Marn
        February 4, 2013

        But who say you had/have to listen to d man song nuh,,,

        Marn doh see wiff you nuh, soh now you want to tell people what to say, last time Marn Checked there was still freedom of speech in this Universe yeh!!!

        Soh wait nuh who died and gave you and your judge omnipotent jurisdiction???

        Marn doh know how old you are or what gender you feeling but, Guess Privy Council need to put injunction on Sparrow for all dem songs he made about d Queen den, and US Supreme court should have put injunction oh him when he made d song on Bill Clinton and Monica,,,

        Go somewhere and take a shot of Cyasss-Rum nuh if you doh have noffing else to do,,,

        Is just a song and it was a year ago Al didn’t loose his post because of d song, isn’t he still Ambassador???

      • dominican/abroad.
        February 4, 2013

        so what about the entertainment part? you think is uplifiment, education and encouragment ppl wanna hear straight? Ambassador A just need to throw water on that.. cause he making the song more popular with this outburst..all u nah make me ole before my time tarl…

  58. Ambassador A
    February 1, 2013

    I am hurting :-D and I must seek Redress from our Legal system which Bows to the Call of the Primeminister, whom I happen to work for, Joey LlOyd am coming for you next Your Son Is Liable as well for his Reference to me in his Composition this year……..Like Seriously Am I even do this or was it Bonney who forced this upon us hmmmmmmm I must be really stupid Isn’t my name Philbert wait so how does that make me ambassador A –Ok this is Very Confusinf Observer am Coming to the UNit hahahahahahah Calypso In DA its great

  59. weezib
    February 1, 2013

    isn’t the good ole doc adding to his very own defamation by bringing up the issue again, an entire year after it first surfaced… if you ask me the man is purely egocentric and wants to remain a focus of the media… he hates that no one has paid attention to him this year at all…

    this is just his feeble attempt to remain relevant in the media and among the public figures in Dca… he loves the fact that calypsonians have written about him and wished that last year’s success was repeated and now can’t stand that he was omitted as a major topic area of the art form

    • Drlee
      February 2, 2013

      Now this is intellect

  60. Papamet
    February 1, 2013

    Is this a way to remain relevant? lol

  61. Interesting
    February 1, 2013

    But who call his name? I find some people crave too much attention and desperate to be in the spotlight. Of all people is you that taking offense? Now when the public start to say things you will be even more upset. Just becareful what you ask for you in Dominica!!

    • Justice and Truth
      February 2, 2013

      Obviously you reside in Dominica and cannot think beyond and broadminded. Putting it mildly, otherwise you would not have made such irrelevant statements.

  62. February 1, 2013

    Checko’s song this year reference ambassador ABC and I am guessing that reopened the wound.Arthley was on radio down playing the significance of calypso now hr fighting a calypsonian in court.

  63. Mango-Bab
    February 1, 2013

    Seems like some ppl just like to “chougonne kaka”. Right now all “mouch leve”. Why all of a sudden? After a whole year? Likes to attract attention. Man.. this attorney must have been laughing between her teeth :lol: to write: “We are instructed however, that your said song quite clearly makes reference to our client, by the description as well as by the use of his office and initials, ‘Ambassador A’ and further that you allege therein that he ‘bug her,’” Knight Didier wrote. “This,” the letter stated, “is an obvious innuendo understood by the average reasonable Dominican to mean, that you are stating that my client is engaged in buggery.”

  64. Lohe next lugaoo Mem
    February 1, 2013

    When will they stop? Is this a part of the next level or a judicial game?

    • Caveman Hugo
      February 2, 2013

      Is that a joke DNO?

  65. tim tim
    February 1, 2013

    the Aaron man have all his education well fix up
    tell checko study the man stilll
    and doh try to move up in the police force
    or go and sing gospels instead
    i find checko on the man case ehhh

    • sugar
      February 1, 2013

      tim tim who is sueing who

  66. possie mouth
    February 1, 2013

    Well well well Mr Aaron.. How are going to prove that the song was about you, did he mention your name in any line? Come on now Mr Aaron the ‘Ambassador A’ could stand for any other person refered to as an Ambassador of Dominica… Can someone please help me out here isn’t Mr Henderson an Ambassador, isn’t Ms Doreen an Aambassador why did they not make this song a matter why is it that you want to make it one.

  67. pic
    February 1, 2013

    .since last year that song come out and mister still on that!!!!!!!

  68. Observer
    February 1, 2013

    Well Well Ambassador A! You brought yourself in the spotlight again! This is so ridiculous- both you and your lawyer. If this crap is even allowed in court, calypso is Dominica will go down the drain, because if someone perceived that a writer/performer has something that might me about them, then the calypsonian can be sued. Go do your job Mr. ambassador and leave Checko alone.

  69. Tam
    February 1, 2013

    Why is he even in the news again??

  70. MIA
    February 1, 2013

    Sue, Sue,Sue!!! Everywhere is sue!
    I will sue you! LOL

  71. Candominican
    February 1, 2013

    Ambassador A’ needs to publish his birth certificate to see if thats his name on record and to the settle the matter once and for all. I hope Gertel will not say that the court does not have the inherent jursidiction to make him publish his birth certificate.
    In the mean time, a man with a so called PHD should have no time to respond in these non-entities. He should have been engaged in research and scholarly discourse period!!

  72. an observer
    February 1, 2013

    workers forget they lost the election 15 years ago?

  73. Anonymous
    February 1, 2013

    Very stange Checko name is AARON JNO BAPTISTE, Kamala surname is Jno BAPTISTE_AARON, and the Ambassador name is DR AARON. Now leave the AARONS fight their battle ok, stand back people.

    • PAX
      February 1, 2013

      LOL!

    • Peeping Tom
      February 1, 2013

      :mrgreen:

    • MIA
      February 1, 2013

      nice one :lol:

    • jeanmarie
      February 2, 2013

      checkos name is abel jno baptiste not aaron

    • Anonymous
      February 2, 2013

      heeheeheeheeee :mrgreen:

    • Voicemail
      February 2, 2013

      lol……Dominicans pah feb

    • Justice and Truth
      February 4, 2013

      Did you not read that DNO published his name is “Abel”? Read the article again. This is another reason why some of you give others thumbs down. You do not comprehend the sense of what they stated, that Dr. Philbert’s name was scandalized and he has the right to sue also for libel. Some of you are not fair and just people.

  74. Anonymous
    February 1, 2013

    Well the Ambassasor did forget about it but Checko chose to bring it up again. Why is checko so hooked on the man? Sounds suspicious to me. The Ambassador believes that Checko has to be stopped, because he dismissed it the last time Checko decided to continue. I hope all his supporters will help foot the bill. Legal issues are very technical and who help you to buy cow is never there to help you get grass for the cow to eat, just saying.

    • Peeping Tom
      February 1, 2013

      I have always thought that a man who obsesses over another man’s sexual preferences is probably, himself, very gay. Maybe Checko should have a look in the mirror.

      • Vision
        February 1, 2013

        Is that so Peepingtom? Well news flash start with yourself because you are always up under man defending anfd batting. So if what you say is evidence of hidding ones desire to be with man then your reflection is what you just wrote about. No other man on DNO is more infuated and en gross in politicians on every level than you. Thanks for clarifying!

  75. yes i
    February 1, 2013

    the fun n humour has gone out of calypso… everyone has hot yams up their a or so it seems

    • Peeping Tom
      February 1, 2013

      “Fun n humour” until you are on the receiving end of some nasty “fun n humour.”

  76. Aye Dominique
    February 1, 2013

    Never a dull moment in this little piece of country eh…..

    Anything else DNO? Lol….

    • Peeping Tom
      February 1, 2013

      :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    • Enlightener
      February 2, 2013

      As soon as the next one comes will let you know just the same why are you so anxious go pray for more if you want more ,or pray for less if you want less but you just can’t and wont stop the times and events so please get a grip at life.

  77. 2Cute
    February 1, 2013

    MR SERIOUS MAN…..LIKE SERIOUSLY ? CHEWPS !

  78. palm
    February 1, 2013

    ARON wants to be in de spotlight again man i even forget about that song ‘he bug her” u suing the man now hmmmmmm smdh

  79. sweet carib
    February 1, 2013

    A year pass and ambassador A still on tht topic. Lol

  80. GoBeckMore
    February 1, 2013

    This really burning Amabasador A. I wonder why.!!!!

    • Peeping Tom
      February 1, 2013

      Simple, the calypsonian has been at it again this year.

  81. Anonymous
    February 1, 2013

    Such songs can be embarrassing and hurtful. Attacking people on their personal lives I find the most base level of song writing, if you could call it song writing!

    Having said that these lawsuits only create mud. I think Dr. Aaron should leave it alone who cares really? If he is not gay he is not and if he is it’s nobody’s business. Well except for his wife of course but then that’s between them.

    It’s for the calypsonian to be embarassed that with all there is to write about thats the best he could come up with. The gay attack is so tired and done!

    • Rebel
      February 1, 2013

      Anonymous i agree with you that these songs can be embarrasing and hurtful. however not at any time was mr Aron name mentioned. how can he take claim of the title Ambassador A for himself when there are other Ambassador A`s arounfd the world.
      but i seriously doubt it is the good Doctor that is pushing this thing.

    • Views Expressed
      February 1, 2013

      Anonymous: – nothing and no one is immune to calypso……we sing about fornication, corrupt politicians, vwe bagay people, bad doctors, bad nurses, wife beaters, woman beaters, man beaters, sexual abuse, child abusers,young boy abusers bad business people,,,what is different to them and gay people..so what is different…no topic, issue is immune,,….the songs reflect society and its behaviour, you cannot stop that…enjoy and get involve in the chorus.

      • Justice and Truth
        February 5, 2013

        If there is reference to a person and his position, then it is absolutely wrong.

    • Sushi
      February 2, 2013

      People, people, people! We are not just talking about “writing songs” here … We are talking about CALYPSO! Go listen to the Great Fathers of calypso from way back then … Sparrow, Kitchener, Zandolie and the like. Calypso was the tool of the slave and ex-slave to hit at Massa (whether literal or assumed) and his faults and failings. The good ambassador (even scared of writing his name, lest I be sued) should get with it, because the Minister of tourism encourages the spending of millions of dollars towards the promotion and reviving of the “genuine Ole Mas”, “traditional mas” and the like. What is more genuine about Carnival than the good ole innuendo-riddled kaiso? CHAH, Man, give it a rest already!!

    • sphinx
      February 3, 2013

      well someone will have to sue mighty sparrow if your name is MELDA or MAN JOHN!!

      • sphinx
        February 3, 2013

        or Gaylords for MAN JOHN

  82. For love of country
    February 1, 2013

    can’t help butlaugh.This nonsense is still going on. wow..

  83. sweet
    February 1, 2013

    oh God!! when will we stop fighting each other?

    sad times; really sad times! smh

    • Justice and Truth
      February 5, 2013

      When people learn to love one another, accord them their due rights, dignity, respect, live in harmony, peace and cease scandalizing the good name of others. How well are you doing in these areas?

  84. woy!!!
    February 1, 2013

    But what is wrong with that man. I am not one to condone libel and slander of kind, but how on God’s green earth does Aaron intend to prove these claims?

    • Roz
      February 1, 2013

      Funny thing is that they both have Aaron in their names. Ambassador A could mean any one of them…lol

      • Jones
        February 2, 2013

        Amen to that, well said

  85. Ambassador A
    February 1, 2013

    hacven you forget about that? since last year tis has been going on and you still carrying on with that? stupes man.

  86. Citizen Kane
    February 1, 2013

    LOL … i suspect Mr. Aaron has brought this case back into the limelight to try to augment his fading limelight …

    Mr. Aaron you are fast becoming irrelevant in the political and social discourse in Dominica … you should accept that and move on….

  87. concern
    February 1, 2013

    and LEAVE checko alone. For God SAKES MAN! pLEASE

  88. Anonymous
    February 1, 2013

    that is just plain stupidness! Ambassador A didnt you forget about that song last year? come on man its mean a year since he sang that song and you still carrying on

  89. concern
    February 1, 2013

    What story is that! Come on man!! Big man like you Aaron get something CONSTRUSTIVE to do with your time both publicly and privatey, and LEAVE

    • Justice and Truth
      February 5, 2013

      Your mind is simple. You will never comprehend intelligent common sense.

  90. cece
    February 1, 2013

    Zor pa Feb…. Dominic par mem ni larja, zor lay sue Mon!

  91. african queen
    February 1, 2013

    is letter name A a letter use in a sentence,come on DR is Calypso

  92. palmela
    February 1, 2013

    but wait somebody brokes man since last year that happen we in 2013 why now lawsuit is file hmmmm smh

  93. Dca possie
    February 1, 2013

    Oh please get over it!

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