The Office of the President says freedom of expression is not a license to defame. This on the heels of news that a pre-action protocol letter has been sent to radio personality and comedienne, Rachel Price, on behalf of her Excellency, Reema Carmona.
Via media release this afternoon, the office of the Presidents notes that the letter has been issued in accordance with the Civil Proceedings Rules 1998 and was sent on Friday, October 17th in respect of defamatory statements made by the comedienne.
The Office of the President says any unwarranted attacks which cross the line into defamation and which seek to bring members of the family of His Excellency the President and by extension the Office of the President into disrepute will not be tolerated. The office of the president has assured that a vigilant approach will be taken in protecting the dignity of the President’s office and ensuring that the citizens of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago continue to maintain respect for the Office.