An amicable solution has been reached between journalist Matthias Peltier Jr. and Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit as it relates to a court matter between them.
The prime minister had taken legal action against Peltier for an article posted in his Times Newspaper entitled “Million Dollar Assets, $5,000 Salary” in 2007, for which the prime minister argued was defamatory and malicious.
According to a DBS news report this morning, the two teams have found resolve and the matter is over. Those involved have been advised not to disclose the terms and conditions of their agreement, the report stated.
The parties were scheduled to appear in court for mediation yesterday.
The newspaper article was posted on the front page of the August 29, 2007 issue and had raised questions about what it said was $1 million worth of lands that the prime minister had acquired within a four-week period in 2005.
Skerrit took legal action against Times Publishing’s management after they refused to retract the story.