Douglas, Major Herman v Jamaica Observer Ltd & Denzil Kerr

Case Number: 
2004 HCV 2353
Date of Delivery: 
18.06.2009

Defamation - Words published concerning competence of a public officer in

carrying out his duties - Whether defamatory - Whether defences of justification,

qualified privilege and/or fair comment made out - Whether publisher actuated by

malice -Whether newspaper acted reasonably and prudently in reporting the issue

(Reynolds defence)

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