Steps have been taken to initiate legal action against political activist, Luzette King, for defamatory statements she made about Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves.

Grahame Bollers, an attorney for the Prime Minister has written a legal letter to Ms. King after she alleged that Prime Minister Gonsalves had instructed police officers to use tear gas on New Democratic Party (NDP) supporters who were protesting near the Electoral Office on Bay Street in Kingstown, last month.

Ms. King uttered the allegations during a call in segment on the New Times Radio programme hosted by Igal Adams and aired on Nice Radio on January 21st, this year.

In the legal letter dated February 1st, 2016, which was also sent to Mr. Douglas DeFrietas, the owner of BDS Limited (NICE Radio) at Dorsetshire Hill, the Prime Minister’s attorney, noted that Ms. King’s defamatory statements are meant to understand that the Prime Minister intends to commit several criminal offences including conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm, murder and the common law offence of misbehaviour in public office.

The defendants are requested to make a full and unequivocal withdrawal and apology of the slander to be published in one issue of each of the local weekly newspapers and compensation in an amount to be agreed.

They have seven days in which to respond, failure of which to do so will result in further legal action being taken.

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