Attorneys for UNC Political Leader, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, have issued a pre action protocol letter to Health Minister Terrance Deyalsingh.
They are calling for an apology over what they have described as reckless and baseless accusations he made against her at a PNM meeting on November 5th.
In a pre-action protocol letter issued on Wednesday they state that she was seriously slandered and/or libeled and has suffered material loss and damages.
The letter describes Minister Deyalsingh’s statements as a “deliberate, malicious attack … in an endeavour to sabotage and/or sully her personal and/or professional credit and to disparage her in her capacity as a Politician”.
The Member of Parliament for St Joseph is called upon to:
i. Issue and publish an unqualified apology to our client.
ii. Immediately cease and desist from repeating the allegations complained of or any similar allegation.
iii. Propose a sum of money as compensation for the distress caused and injury to Mrs Persad-Bissessar’s reputation.
Minister Deyalsingh has been given seven (7) days to respond. If no response is forthcoming, legal proceedings would be pursued in the High Court, the letter states.