Pinard-Byrne goes back to Privy Council

Kieron Pinard-Byrne (left), Lennox Linton
Kieron Pinard-Byrne (left), Lennox Linton

Chartered Accountant, Kieron Pinard-Byrne, has said his attorneys have returned to the London-based Privy Council after Opposition Leader, Lennox Linton, failed to agree on a cost of court order in long-running defamation matter between them.

Last week Pinard-Byrne wrote to Linton demanding $340,926. 39 in court costs in the matter which started in the local courts and went all the way Privy Council.

Linton was given an April 18 deadline to respond but Pinard-Byrne, in a live interview on state-owned DBS Radio on Friday morning, said Linton had not agreed.

“As of yesterday, Mr. Linton had not agreed to my cost …” he stated, pointing out that he has been on a 14-year quest to bring closure to the matter. “That means my lawyers have now returned to the Privy Council to submit full details of those costs.

He noted that when the Privy Council made its judgement on the matter in October 2015, it said he was entitled to his costs.

“In January, they set out a process for those costs to be agreed by Mr. Linton and required him in the meantime to make a payment of 20,000 pounds sterling on account,” Pinard-Byrne explained. “He did do that but as of yesterday, the deadline, he had failed to agree to my cost.”

He stated that another process is underway where there will be an assessment process under the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.

“In due course, they will issue an order demanding that Mr. Linton pay my cost including cost of this application for the assessment of costs,” he said.

Linton has already made it clear that he will dispute the bill of costs submitted by Pinard-Byrne, saying as the respondent, he has the right to react or disagree.

He stated that the costs before the Privy Council are to be assessed by the Cost Clerk of the Privy Council if the parties do not agree on costs. He noted that after the assessment has been made, it is the court, not Pinard-Byrne or his attorneys, that will decide the balance to be paid after the February payment on account of 20,000 pounds.

Last year the Privy Council ruled that Linton had libeled Pinard-Byrne is a matter that goes back to 2002.

Below is a breakdown of court costs as demanded by Pinard-Byrne:

Pinard-Byrne costs before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council
-Anthony W. Astaphan SC – EC$28, 750.00
-Simon Murihead & Burton (PC Agent) Fees & expenses inc. Adam Speker – EC$177, 503.19
-De Freitas, de Freitas & Johnson disbursements – EC$3, 424.30
-Cost before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council – EC$209, 677.49

Pinard-Byrne costs in Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court DOM HCVAP 2011/0017
-Anthony W. Astaphan SC – EC$50, 000.00
-De Freitas, de Freitas & Johnson – $EC33, 333.00

Leave to appeal to Judicial Committee of the Privy Council
-Anthony W Astaphan SC – EC$28, 750.00
-DeFreitas, DeFreitas & Johnson – EC$19, 165.90
-Costs before Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court: EC$131, 248.90

Total – EC$340, 926. 39

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106 Comments

  1. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    May 3, 2016

    “By the way, any judgment on costs by the PC will need to be sanctioned by a local court to which Lenny can appeal. All this should take a few years and more money out the pocket of Pinard. In the event that the local enforcement court/ PC’s judgment on costs goes against Lenny, then he can just NOT pay it and again take things from there ..”(John Doritench).

    If indeed you are jurisprudent, for whatever it is worth, you have zeroed in on practically some of the argument I presented. There are people in Dominica who simply run off their mouth on this thing simply because they dislike Lennox, believing the Privy Council judgment is correct, not realizing that a Caribbean Court of appeal had already rule against Pinard!

    The same babbling ignorant people fail to present any argument remotely close to the light you have shed on the matter in my opinion. I hope you are correct, because I believe that Lennox can simply ignore the Privy Council, and Pinard, allowing him the…

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      May 3, 2016

      I hope you are correct, because I believe that Lennox can simply ignore the Privy Council, and Pinard, allowing him the opportunity to remain quiet or let the matter return to a court in Dominica, where the final resolve will be in the court of the CCJ.

      You are absolutely correct whatever happens in London right now has to be sanction by a court in Dominica, if a court in Dominica undertake the sanctioning of let’s say the executing a writ or warrant based on the Privy Council Ruling that could be illegal anyway, since Dominica highest court is now the CCJ, I reiterate no Dominican is subjected to any ruling of the British Privy Council at the moment.

      They can call me dunce, dumb crazy crapo; or all the names Elizabeth called me I don’t care.

      Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

  2. May 3, 2016

    All Linton should do is pUt the man his money before interest in core. $100.00 EC every month. They can’t say he ain’t paying

  3. Face the Facts
    May 2, 2016

    DNO, you must have been busy also today. Too many chores and laundry to do which kept you busy from moderating? :lol: :lol: :lol:

  4. UDOHREADYET
    May 2, 2016

    This case started in 2000/2001 (16 years ago), Lennox Linton was not the leader of UWP then.
    Why does he think its a labour UWP issue?
    Why cant he accept his wrongdoing?
    Another question… do Dominicans want someone who is indebted in such a manner for such a large sum publicly not to mention his private debts because he also has to pay for his council a similar sum, to be Prime Minister or the leader of the opposition?
    Isn’t this individual likely to misappropriate funds or misuse his position?
    riddle me that!

  5. John Doritench, JD, LLB, Litigation Consultant (ex Mahaut)
    May 1, 2016

    Linton should not pay Pinard’s costs. He should wait to see what the PC comes up with (by the way our ‘suck salter’ Baroness Scotland, Boss of the Commonwealth, is a Privy Councillor, which should give every Dominican a very clear view of the integrity and impartiality of this colonial court which consists mainly of ex politicians.

    By the way, any judgment on costs by the PC will need to be sanctioned by a local court to which Lenny can appeal. All this should take a few years and more money out the pocket of Pinard. In the event that the local enforcement court/ PC’s judgment on costs goes against Lenny, then he can just NOT pay it and again take things from there .. all this should take some more years and more money from Pinard in costs which he will never recover.

    When GON Emanuel gets his missing millions back from Skerro’s ex-lawyer, then and ONLY THEN should Lenny pay the judgment awards in full! IN THE MEANTIME, LET’S GIVE THE PC THE FINGER!

  6. mine
    May 1, 2016

    Linton was wrong to defame with on proof he did it to himself

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      May 3, 2016

      Remember Linton won that same case in a local court, and again in a Caribbean Court of appeal: Pinard appeal to the privy council which on some minor technicality ruled in his favor.

      That does not prove Lennox did anything wrong except exposed some thievery and corruption in the country. If you and the vampire blood sucking bastard want to call it defamation of character so be it!

      Most of us Dominicans know otherwise.

      The fact of the matter is, a hundred years from now when another generation review and debate the issue, the truth will prevail, and Lennox will be vindicated!

      • Barbara Saunders
        May 4, 2016

        Francisco

        I am withholding my own right to express an opinion one way or the other on this, because I think people have a right to freedom of speech under the D/ca Constitution and aggrieved persons also have a right to defend their reputations under the same constitution.

        Accordingly, my comment is just to ask you to get the facts straight if you are writing so boldly on the issue. The case went against Mr. Linton in the local court, that is how he got to appeal to the Caribbean Court which upheld his appeal, which was followed by Mr. Pinard Byrne appealing to the Privy Council.

        So you see, actually he did not win twice. As insignificant as your error may seem, someone is going to repeat it and before you know it, the facts will have been distorted far and wide, as that seems to be the order of the day and we never know how that feels until we or our loved ones are on the receiving end.

        Just my two pence.

  7. I love labour do you?
    May 1, 2016

    The evil that mr linton did when he made the accusation that mr pinard syphoned the money that living with mr linton now!!! That’s good. Teach him a lesson don’t go around spreading rumors and defaming people. They must strip out all your flesh in the court a next time. Lovely set an example of one.

  8. Caretaker
    April 30, 2016

    Mr. Tele this was cleverly done. First he had to accept the charges which he did, had they put the cost and fine together he could have argued but in as much as he accepted the charges he must accept the cost as well. You are trying to pull some strings but records are kept and you don’t destroy them overnight.

    • Dominican
      May 2, 2016

      You are a dimwit. A ruling by the Privy Council is final and can not be appealed. Costs are a different matter. If no agreement can be reached by the parties the clerk of the court will make a ruling.

  9. Discombobulated
    April 30, 2016

    I’m starting to really believe LL is an idiot. You mean, you’re now going to incur additional costs to challenge the current costs? If receipts have been submitted then my friend, sir LL, why would you Dispute? You’re simply adding additional costs to the bill! Including application and additional lawyer fees. LL, you should really try and draw a line under that matter. It is a big distraction and it is tainting your character and ability to admit you made the wrong decision. Not the traits of a great leader. Your beginning to really look like a rookie. Draw a line whether or not you know you was right about LRH. You don’t have proof and cannot lose the case and continue being defiant in any regard.

  10. Preacher
    April 30, 2016

    Maybe Linton can request legal aid
    Or approach Matt
    His lawyer are rubbish

  11. Preacher
    April 30, 2016

    Where is Matt ?
    The only Linton needs now
    But I guess he is ashame to approach Matt
    Come on Matt get the ball rolling
    It is time to fool some more Dominicas
    May god help us
    We keep saying things are bad,but keep throwing money at Lindon feet

  12. Lennox Linton you are not a child of god. My PM is always on the size of righteousness, he never lies. He is the angel of truth and that is why God has blessed him with financial wealth and a people so obidient to his rule.
    So Lennox Linton keep sucking salt together with the rest of Domininac who are sucking salt. If you need some Canadian sugar I will try to find my Christian conscience to ship some over to Dominica.

    • This comment is not from me! I am very certain that the imposter is Francisco Etienne Telemaque-but how idiotic, stupid, and childish can a grown man be–good grief!

  13. Dominican
    April 30, 2016

    They may contest this to the bitter end but one thing it does not do is to restore the millions looted from the us, the Dominican people. Who takes care of that? Our Prime Minister?

  14. bougla
    April 30, 2016

    well linton’s team had better put the bank details on dno so we can all help.

  15. Wa Papa
    April 30, 2016

    Lennox should have taken Joshua’s advise

  16. weemama
    April 30, 2016

    Could any one tell me where could i get a ticket for the big fight in London privy council Linton in the blue corner Tony Astaphan, in the Red can’t wait to see Tony sting like a bee.

  17. Slush
    April 30, 2016

    Who is advising Lennox, Sikiri, and those on the UWP band wagon. It is obvious that someone has misdirected that entire team straight down the Highway to Hell.

  18. GrandBayrian
    April 30, 2016

    Lennox man, you must be pray for the luck of the Irish :twisted:

    • Titiwi
      May 3, 2016

      Be careful what you wish for. Skerrit is an Irish name like Byrne,

  19. D/can to de Bone (F)
    April 30, 2016

    As I said before Mr linton is bring the party into disreput. He position is become untenable
    The party is losing support daily because of that scandal still over his head and party. Time to search for a new leader
    ..

  20. Thomas
    April 29, 2016

    Please keep Linton away from “PM status” in Dominica. To put simple, he is foolish! Very foolish! Please do not let our hate for Skerrit blind us to the extreme shortcomings and incapabilities of Linton. He will drive this country further down in debt. It is not a coincidence that he continually has court charges to pay, and who is paying it? It is we the “poor people!” Lets think clearly, lets act rationally. We cannot “jump out the frying pan and jump into the fire.”

  21. Face the Facts
    April 29, 2016

    The conclusion is, pay up or else. That is the Law which must be complied with.

  22. eat em
    April 29, 2016

    Tell him we have the money, so come for it in person. Plenty money

  23. eat em
    April 29, 2016

    Gold digger has found a bottomless pit and he will dig and dig till he has dug. Linton should step down and don’t pay a cent more.

  24. April 29, 2016

    Isn’t time to rid ourselves of the privy council? Imagine England has abolish the death penalty and some loyal colonist in the Caribbean still have that rule.

    • Me
      May 2, 2016

      Where have you been tj? Did tyou not hear that this was the last case to be heard for Dominica by the privy council and that in his wisdom Roosevelt Skerrit made us join the CCJ?

  25. Anonymous
    April 29, 2016

    Pinard burns Tony Skerritte and others the evil that u all
    Are up holding to will one day fall on all u or all u children or grand children
    Stop all u wickedness God doh like ugly mark my words put
    That to rest once and for all this will bring all u no where I am warming u GUYS

  26. KID ON THE BLOCK
    April 29, 2016

    Don’t worry about that. Matt got his back! 8-O

  27. April 29, 2016

    i can not believe that man is still living in dominica all i have to say . i cannot believe i am from Dominica.

  28. April 29, 2016

    This is so sad, them man sad that they coming after all you have Linton and they really mean it, I want to know why, as far as I can see they are doing all in their power to get you out of the political arena, soon Pinard will ask for the shirt on your back, and the sad thing about this is that some Dominicans are rejoicing, these People are scared of something, brothrrvyou need to safeguard yourself and your family, do not forget the guy who was caught eith the hun coming to Dominica, the one the president condoned what happened when he was caught,by saying that he was coming to see his child, Politics in Dominica today is not as it was years ago, with all these unsolved murders and crime in Dominica today not forgetting the attempted murder of the Emanuels, Linton may God’s guidance and protection be upon you, they want you to give up, please don’t, this is a fight for all, for Dominica and each and everyone of us

  29. Maybe I am an idiot; or perhaps my concept of the law is warped, so twisted, –Telemaque

    Yes Sir, you are right about you own mentality; you are an IDIOT with a concept of Law that is warped and twisted!

    You have been singing that same old song since last year, some of us have tried to explain to you, still for all you still have not gotten it. Sometimes it is better for you to remain quiet because you simply make a bigger fool of yourself, claiming to be educating people who are much, much, smarter and wiser than you are.

    That case between Lennox Linton and Pinard-Byrne was the last one from Dominica to be heard at the Privy Council. Lennox was found guilty and now there is penalty in the form of money–a large sum of money.

    This means that whatever it cost Pimard Byrne to deal with that case must be charged to Lennox–and until the matter is completely resolved, the court at which the conflict was heard is not yet closed to the case.

    • But Lennox Linton, to whom the penalty is rendered, continues to make the situation worse, because of his foolish self conceited mentality; just imagine a few days ago, the strongest conclusion which he had pertaining to that case was that, as he said it:

      “I do not trust them they are of the Labor Party with their propaganda machine against me”

      So what good will that remark do for him; and what does he mean by propaganda–did someone lied against him pertaining to this case?

      Even if the Privy Council should reduce that charge–which I doubt they will–but they cannot cancel it, for this money belong to Pinard-Byrne. So Lennox is still left with a large sum of money to pay to his victim–the longer he remain from doing something about this penalty , the higher the cost will go. And whose fault is it, if not his alone

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        April 29, 2016

        Learn to leave Lennox alone, and you will not hear from me!

    • Dorival John
      April 29, 2016

      Francisco boy Lucifer-for-Jesus have you on this one eh. (LOL)

      I don’t normally agree with her but she is right. The matter was the last case heard by the Privy Council and new cases cannot be heard. However, the case has not ended quite as yet, despite the Privy Council’s ruling, because the court cost has to be settled as per the ruling of the Privy Council.

      Since Lennox did not agree to the court cost as presented by Pinard-Byrne, the Privy Council has to take care of it as part of the ongoing case.

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        April 29, 2016

        Well boy, she swore she will continue to haunt me for as long as I live, and even when both of us are dead she will haunt me into my very grave!

        Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahaha!

        What can I do to someone like Elizabeth?

      • @Dorival John April 29, 2016

        Very very funny! It is too bad that you will agree with LUCIFER , who is a male as far as I know from the Bible, for Jesus says HE is a liar and the FATHER of lies.. I am a woman just as you referred to me and I am still LIZAVIER–Lucifer is Jesus’ enemy and mine too–we want nothing to do with him.

        Too bad also that I do not know whether to rate you with a thumbs up or thumbs down–so you don’t get any from me–normally I would have easily given you the “down” anyway! Lol!

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      April 29, 2016

      I thought you said you were finished writing on DNO: You said I was the one chasing you off from DNO, and how you were going to write all your long books on Face book because (I doh can come on face book and bother you).

      How come your are responding to my thing on DNO?

      I do not mind you responding, but your response makes absolutely no sense. I stated quite clear Lennox case was the last case out of Dominica to be heard by the Privy Council okay. In view of that my concept by the time their ruling was rendered that brought an end to their obligation.

      Elizabeth, once a case is concluded, both the court, and lawyers representing the plaintiff has met their obligation, anything pertain to the case after the obligation was met has to be regarded as a new course of action.

      Since you are smarter than I am I will not waste my time to how a new course of action in law works,because you already know eh!

      Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah! Anyway I showed Rendy what you done to…

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        April 29, 2016

        I showed Rendy what you done to her picture, she said she will get you the next time we are in Canada.

      • You fool again, you that Parasite in Black Lagoon of LA! The case is not concluded until the penalty is well settled–to whoever it has been incurred; right now, the penalty goes to your Lennox Linton, who is not abiding by the rules.

        As I told you in my above message–you cannot counsel people who are much, much, smarter and wiser than you; stop fooling yourself, which is what you are doing, because you are not fooling anyone–especially not me!.

        And get lost with your coming to Canada nonsense–you are foolish still to think that I would ever allow you to enter my home again; but then, at the space you are planning to come to Canada, I will be at a new address or living in Dominica. I hope it is the latter.

    • Gary
      May 2, 2016

      You must not think that your understanding of such matter is correct. What a thing is, and what you believe it to be, are two different things. especially when you are dealing with so called Law and The Privy Council which operates on esoteric knowledge.

      The Privy Council is a commercial court that’s why money is involved, it functions under the UCC, Uniform Commercial Code, within that code there is section( UCC 1-207.7)where a person can reserve their rights, if they do not reserve their rights, then it is presumed that they knew they had rights and chose to waive them so that lawyers, judges and courts could make arbitrary decisions about you such fines.

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        May 3, 2016

        “The Privy Council is a commercial court that’s why money is involved, it functions under the UCC, Uniform Commercial Code, within that code there is section( UCC 1-207.7)”

        Well, you even make it worst now: if it is a commercial court, how come it only serves nations within the British Commonwealth; who retain their jurisdiction.

        That penal code you quoted; on which law books you found it, Dominica, or the British. Even if it is in Dominica law, it is now null and void, and highly insignificant: Conclusion, Dominica is now obligated and subjected only to rulings rendered by the CCJ.

        So, now tell me if Lennox decline any further ruling from the Privy Council, what will be the alternative; what can Pinard and the British Privy council does to him?

        Answer my question from a legal point of view; give me something based on our nations laws and constitution to support yours or any other argument, and if you can’t do it perhaps you can get help from some so called lawyer.

  30. Dan is de man in de van
    April 29, 2016

    Sometimes it’s better to lose than win.. Sometimes….have u ever been in an argument with someone and then u backdown, cause they agree that you have won , and then you as the winner feels like ****. Asking yourself oh boy why did I do that to my fellow brother or sister? Conscious is what is at play,..m

  31. April 29, 2016

    Mr Linton does not require the services of any lawyer. Did you not know that Mr Linton is an expert where the law and other matters are concern. Come on Matt start the ball rolling I pledge two fowls and a goat.

    • @know it all April 29, 2016

      That is funny! The best sentiment of sarcasm I have ever heard in a long, long time! Hehehehehehe!

    • viewsexpressed
      May 1, 2016

      Well you know it all, you are surrounded by fowls and goats in your backyard so what else must one expect from you.

    • UDOHREADYET
      May 2, 2016

      An expert? Why is it that Linton and his supporters alike are living a in some sort of delusional world? If he did/does represent himself and lost the case and others before that, you’re basically boasting of his inability to win a case or defend himself without a lawyer. Linton is a reporter without a formal education, he is certainly not a lawyer.

  32. Just Me
    April 29, 2016

    Where is Mr. Getting all the money to dish out in legal fees?

    • Face the Facts
      April 29, 2016

      Somehow he has to pay. He gets an income and has property. There is a price to pay for the power of the tongue, if not used properly.

    • April 30, 2016

      From his ediot supporters

  33. Anansi
    April 29, 2016

    KPB is like a little schoolboy habitually running to the teacher in fear of his classmate (in that case Lennox). The Privy Council will stall in their ruling this time. They have heard enough of Kieron’s petty whining, plus they have more important cases to attend to.

    • Lucia
      April 29, 2016

      That is exactly what is going to happen.

    • Face the Facts
      April 29, 2016

      You call that whining? Lennox owes Pinard-Byrne Court costs and he has to pay. What about Lennox? I thought they have had enough of Lennox and hoped they would not hear about him again.

  34. Thomian
    April 29, 2016

    I believe this is unfair to Mr. Linton. Mr. Pinard you found your lawyers to fight your case you should be responsible for meeting your own costings. Why is it that Mr. Linton has to pay your price? Sir Just remember the God that Mr. Linton servse is a good God.

    • Face the Facts
      April 29, 2016

      Do you have to be told about the Law that the one who loses the case has to bear all costs?
      All Christians serve a good God. How well do some treat others?
      The Eighth Commandment: Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness Against Thy Neighbor.
      This goes for each and every one of us. The manner in which people as you see Linton, is not the manner God sees him; likewise each one of us. In the eyes of God Linton is no more privileged than Pinard-Byrne.
      God is a fair God. He has no preferences and He cannot be deceived. God has spoken and He is to be obeyed.
      Linton is obligated to bear the costs since he lost the case. He feels he is free to dispute it. So be it. However, in the end he will have to pay it and additional costs.

  35. Dave Bertrand
    April 29, 2016

    Pinard Bryne remember TOUT COUCHON NI SAMDI YO. You will never be able to enjoy this money. Pinard your whole intention is to try to break down Linton who continues to expose corruption. You may try, but remember the case is not over yet even though the Privy Council has ruled in your favour. The Dominican public will have the last say.

    • Face the Facts
      April 29, 2016

      Never wish anyone harm for it will return to you two-fold. You fail to understand this situation.
      The Dominican public will have their say but not all of them in the manner in which you think. UWP supporters have their say as I have read but it does not represent all Dominicans.
      If you understand the Law you will agree with the Court costs.

    • mine
      May 1, 2016

      @ Dave would like someone to defame you? Only in Da people call others all kinds of names and get away with it. Well Pinard teach them a lesson. Well help linton foot the bill.

  36. UsualSuspects
    April 29, 2016

    mais sa ka wivay messieur nuh..

  37. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    April 29, 2016

    Something seems very wrong in Dominica?

    Maybe I am an idiot; or perhaps my concept of the law is warped, so twisted, that the fact that Dominica is no longer in the jurisdiction of the Privy Council, how can anyone take a matter back to; or any arising issue to the British Privy Council for a resolution!

    If we agree that the matter was presided over days prior to Skerrit removing; severed Dominica from the jurisdiction of the British court, and the defendant chose to honor the ruling, and judgment; that could be debatable.

    Nevertheless, this garbage of taking a matter back to the Privy Council to me has no legal bearing, because Dominica is a sovereign country no longer in the British Privy Council court system. If the British court can prosecute, and rule over Lennox, at this time I suppose it would be legal for anybody to come from Dominica, and file a case against another Dominican in a court of law in America.

    The applies to the Privy Council, now and forever!

    • info
      April 29, 2016

      Looks like you making your own laws man,you cannot be so naive you cannot take the matter into your own hands,there are orocedures to follow bearing on the case.So when Linton paid the monies DA was out of the privy council so he should not have paid?You should realise that the matter is not settled yet!

      • indira Ghandi
        April 30, 2016

        Any Dominican who at this time still wants to support keiron i consider you as being wicked.
        why wont this nan leave Lennox alone.
        enough is enough.
        This man needs to to be put in a place where he will not even k ow if Lennox exizts.
        ThT is how wicked the white english man former slave master can be.
        Remember what they did.
        let this man know massa day is done

    • TRUEMAN
      April 29, 2016

      Att: Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

      The Privy council was the last place that case was heard!
      This happen just before we moved to the CCJ.

      Actually I think it was the last case to be heard from Dominica.

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        April 29, 2016

        I am very much aware of that; and noted Lennox Linton has made history in his own rights, for it will be mentioned in history that his matter was the last prior to the severing of Dominica from the jurisdiction of the British Privy in the twenty-first century.

        Nevertheless, the question remains: Is Lennox still obligated to honor any obligations imposed on him by the British Court at this time?

        I feel he is not obligated, since no warrant issued by the British Privy Council can be any longer executed on a Dominican citizen in Dominica.

        Perhaps a warrant issued by Interpol in a criminal matter could be firm as providing Dominica police is a recognized member of Interpol: but as for the Privy Council past ruling I think it has now become null and void.

        Let us face it assuming Lennox simply ignore the issue, what can Pinard, or the British Privy do? This is an intriguing question, is it not?

      • Lennox Linton has made history in his own rights,–Telemaque

        More stupidity, again and again! Who said that it was Lennox who went to the Priviy council? Again you know nothing about previous information, because you do not and cannot read with comprehension.

        Pinard Byrne and his lawyers were the ones who took the case to the Privy council, because the Caribbean court gave Lennox the win by using some silly law of Justice–that is why it is said here: “Pinard Byrne goes back to the Privy Council”–not Lennox Linton

        But somehow you are right in that HISTORY can be translated to mean “HIS STORY” I am sure that Lennox would be ashamed to be reminded of that story of his.

        Like: “Last one with a case heard at the Privy Council; was found guilty, and not able to pay the penalties incurred from that case–who wants their name in such kind of history–but the worst is yet to come; keep that in mind

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        May 2, 2016

        Elizabeth, without a defendant, can there be a complainant?

        Lennox case will be recorded in history as the last case from Dominica to be reviewed by the British Privy Council. Without Lennox Linton, the name Pinard or whatever that piece of what you call name is would not be know, thanks for Lennox Linton his name is splashed all over the Internet, thanks to DNO and Lennox.

        In spite of that the Pinard shall forever remain a nobody!

        Say I told you he is a nobody, and if you are his friend, you are also a nobody you that little yellow woman Elizabeth, you said Lucifer is a man true.

        But! How about Jezebel, she is the one who killed all of God prophets , that’s who you are!

        How about that, and she lie too oui! And you see all of those people who gave me so many thumbs down not one of them can counter me with and argument legal or otherwise. because they do not know.

    • mosquito 1
      April 29, 2016

      Francisco, you are so thick you can’t get it the court case was herd in London privy council on till Linton pay all of the money it will end in London, till then Mr frog will smoke Linton pipe the law enforcement agencies will be on the way soon man if i were you i know what I would do,

    • weemama
      April 30, 2016

      Francisco, It took you a long time to find out you are an idiot, sorry my man but i just had to let you know.

  38. JBaptiste
    April 29, 2016

    This shows what a thorn Linton is in their flesh. Distroy him at any cost. If Linton were to pay all that money today It would not bring closure but further enrage them. What a pitiful existence.

    • UDOHREADYET
      May 2, 2016

      This case started 16 years ago. Long before Linton was Leader of UWP. The only people that getting fooled are UWP supporters because they paying for things Linton did & said before he was elected their leader.
      Is allu he fooling.

  39. love I
    April 29, 2016

    Stuppes…what is Pinard doing with all those lawyers…smh…Pinard …Mr. Linton has a civil right to disagree…let the Council decide…whatever they decide…your advisors on your back….all u will leave Lennox alone..

  40. Doc. Love
    April 29, 2016

    All I will say at this time, is, the evil that men do, lives with them. Pinard Byrne, Tony and Skeritt has a plan to shut down Mr. Linton, that will not work. God will intervene.

  41. Jean Simpson
    April 29, 2016

    Who the hell is advising Mr. Linton. Mr. Linton either fire his legal advisor or the Legal advisor should remove himself/herself form the service to Mr. Linton.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      April 29, 2016

      Simpson I agree with you, that the lawyer representing Lennox is full of baloney, I suspect he is giving Lennox ram goat advise!

      Lennox should fire that guy, and seek council elsewhere, perhaps from someone more learned in law from some other part of the Caribbean.

      A citizen of Dominica cannot be subjected to two courts of the same level, in that the CCJ is the highest court in which jurisdiction Dominica comes under, it is similar to the Privy Council; so it is difficult for me to understand if the British Privy Council has no power, or jurisdiction over our country; and people, how can that court order a citizen of our country to honor or accept any of their judgment or ruling!

      Now as for all those people who has given me thumbs down, I would like anyone of you to address or tackle the issue as I have present a legal theory to explain why Lennox should be subjected to a ruling from the British Privy Council at this time!

      Give it your best shot from a layman’s point of…

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      April 29, 2016

      Continuue:

      Now as for all those people who has given me thumbs down, I would like anyone of you to address or tackle the issue as I have present a legal theory to explain why Lennox should be subjected to a ruling from the British Privy Council at this time!

      Give it your best shot from a layman’s point of view, better yet base your argument on Common Constitutional Law!

      • That is why I will always believe that you don’t belong among us –human beings with sane mind–you belong with your family of the Twilight Zone and the Black Lagoon–better known as the Vermin and, or Parasite

        You have no theory, and you need to accept that; if not you are nothing but that idiot whom you described yourself to be. Are you saying that all of those people involved in that case, including so many of us here, are wrong and you are right?

        How can you talk about having “degrees” of university and college, and yet you cannot understand such simple situation? Who will believe you? Now come on man!

      • ROSEAU VALLEY
        May 1, 2016

        Sorry sir but you are complete wrong. This matter is within the jurisdiction of the Privy Council for determination. Mr. Linton has rightly challenged the Bill of Costs presented for assessment by the Costs Officer of the Privy Counsel in accordance with the Court’s Practice Direction No. 8. Mark you, one of the factors taken into account in determining costs for such matters is the public interest dimension of the case. It is possible that the total amount requested could be reduced. The amount requested does seem a bit exorbitant.
        Respectfully
        Roseau Valley.

      • Face the Facts
        May 2, 2016

        There are always exceptions as in this case. The Privy Council ruled that Pinard-Byrne won the libel case against Lennox.
        Granted, it was the last case to be heard. However, since Lennox is disputing the cost of this case, Pinard-Byrne has to return to the Privy Council to assess the cost and decide one way or the other. It is a matter for the Privy Council and no other Court.
        How then could it be decided if Lennox disputes the cost? Who would?
        We are not lawyers but we can learn from this case and costs dispute. I will state, interesting!

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        May 2, 2016

        Mr/Miss Roseau Valley, I have written my opinions on the matter: I could care less who believe I am right or wrong, just saying I am wrong, and not countering my argument with something legal to substantiate your argument is like a drop of water running off the back of a duck, leaving no actual trace.

        Its like a single drop of water in the entire universe. I reiterate Dominica is no longer in the jurisdiction of the British Privy Council, base you argument on that and proving that Lennox or any Dominican should be subject by law to recognized any further decisions of a court which no longer presides of the reviews of any case for Dominica.

        And I do not want to hear that crap, that’s where the case was last hear. Because the court and the lawyers who took the case to the Privy Council met the obligations the Privy Council rendered their verdict. Anything after that in law has to be considered “another course of action.” Base your legal argument on that,because the term…

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        May 2, 2016

        Base your legal argument on that,because the term “another course of action” is a legal tern in Common Law, if that is not familiar in Dominica I am not supprised! And to the one who claim that I make my own law, I do not but you do not know what I am talking about, so don’t even try!

      • Titiwi
        May 2, 2016

        Roseau Valley, you are right on the button.

  42. Concern citizen
    April 29, 2016

    Well Lennox needs to start deciding how he’s going to get this amount of money to pay his debt. The UWP members has run out of money and cannot help this time. He still hasn’t learn to behave himself; only thing he does is causing problem and expects his members to pick up his mess.

    I do hope Lennox will take this and taking things very seriously and do the work he has appointed to do.

    • viewsexpressed
      April 29, 2016

      How concerned a citizen are you to write this crap.
      Get some general knowledge of the civics and politics in Dominica, Trust me , you will not get in the books of the Skerrit, neither in the books of the Labour Party. they are bot questionable,

    • Lucia
      April 29, 2016

      Mr Linton can apply for Judicial Review

  43. Titiwi
    April 29, 2016

    Both gentlemen are within their legal rights. I am intrigued and fascinated because it is likely to top lead to disclosure of, in particular mr. Astaphan’s involvement in this case. I have booked my ringside seat.

    • silver fox
      April 30, 2016

      Titiwi, Me too i will be on the plane to big old London town

  44. man is only a pilgrim on earth
    April 29, 2016

    Pinard, our days on earth is shorter than we think. Are you hoping to take your billions to the grave? Your riches will soon be in possession of drug dealers. Easy come easy go.

  45. Support for Linton
    April 29, 2016

    The cost goes up every time the process is delayed because there is a cost associated with the Privy Council for the application for the assessment of costs. Linton is digging a bigger hole for himself. I suggest that Matt begins the fund raising now in spite of Lennox’s lack of sacrifice while his supports dig dip to come up with the funds to assist him.

  46. Massacre
    April 29, 2016

    This Byrne guy is crazy and desperate

    • April 29, 2016

      In times like this we need the bush guys of the 70s, Pinard Byrne day will come, guarantee if that Byrne man and Toney was in Jamaica someone would have send them somewhere, only in Dominica these two can do this, Pinard Byrne, Tony, Skerrit and the others, we are here today gone tomorrow, one day, one day, time will tell

  47. Winston warrington
    April 29, 2016

    What this guy fails to understand is that the review by the Clerk is going to cost him additionally. This is costly arrogance!

    • labourite in ministry
      April 29, 2016

      which guy?…i hope u mean lennox…if we are on the same page then i myself dont understand how he cant comprehend how it going to be worse for him. they not getting fed up with byrne at all since is money they paying.

      how can the court not agree to the costs…if he paid these costs to the lawyer out of pocket..he has to be reimbursed! he can even file a civil suit against lennox for these costs….i just dont understand mr.

    • Mitch
      April 29, 2016

      Winston you know it all….. Mr. Know everything.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      April 30, 2016

      Warrington the clerk of a court does not review cases, that is carried by a judge, or judges. The Clerk simply complied the cases on the docket for hearing by the justices!

      One of my son is married to a clerk of a federal court in Los Angeles, and she does not review cases. The clerk of a curt official duty is to keep records, among other administrative duties.

    • Tjebe Fort
      May 1, 2016

      No problem, Linton will put all his assets in his wife’s name and Byrn’e net will come up empty. You cannot pluck feathers from a crapaud.

  48. Fedup
    April 29, 2016

    But for how the blues hate Tony I find they making the man get well rich out of their pockets papa. What irony! Lol.

  49. April 29, 2016

    so pinard it costs more for your lawyers than it does for defaming ur name??? what I really going on here???

  50. ron
    April 29, 2016

    where is mr Linton`s lawyer??

    • Me
      April 29, 2016

      That is none of your damned business, go to to hell, go to hell, go to hell. Sorry, but I am only following mr. Skerrit’s example.

      • KID ON THE BLOCK
        April 29, 2016

        Hope it will be your damn business to help Lennox pay those costs 8)

      • mine
        May 1, 2016

        This statement was written by you not Skirrett

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