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Marshall a witness in Payne suit

Kimberley Cummins

Marshall a witness in Payne suit

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Veteran parliamentarian George Payne has received support from another Barbados Labour Party (BLP) colleague in his lawsuit against fellow BLP member Edmund Hinkson.

St Joseph MP Dale Marshall has given evidence supporting Payne’s suit against Hinkson for alleged slanderous comments made at a BLP parliamentary group meeting on February 25, 2013, at the party’s Roebuck Street, Bridgetown headquarters.

In a witness statement lodged in the Supreme Court on August 8, Marshall not only corroborated Payne’s allegations against Hinkson, but also refuted certain claims made in the St James North’s MP statement of defence in the matter.

Marshall, who chaired the meeting at which the verbal confrontation reportedly occurred, said in his statement that the meeting in question was to deal with the issue of political leadership of the party following the BLP’s 2013 general election loss.

Marshall, a former Attorney General, noted that present Opposition Leader Mia Mottley was the only person who emerged as a candidate for the leadership of the party. (SDB Media)

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