Writ filed against Cayman Net News

The attorney for Leader of Government Business McKeeva Bush has filed a write of summons in Grand Court against Cayman Net News and Desmond Seales.

At issue is an article posted 2 November on the website of Cayman Net News in which a writer suggests that Mr. Bush is linked with MC Restoration, the company hired to clean up Grand Cayman following Hurricane Ivan.

The same article appeared in Mr. Seales’ newspaper 17 November.

Mr. Seales has 14 days from Friday, when the writ was filed, to answer.

Mr. Bush claims in the writ that he has been libelled and requests an injunction against Mr. Seales to restrain him from further defaming Mr. Bush.

‘In the premises, the defendants published the posting containing the words complained of to damage the plaintiff and with a view to garnering publicity and increased readership and use of the first defendant’s newspaper and website by the publication of sensationalist material, having calculated that the commercial advantage to be gained would outweigh any compensation payable to the plaintiff,’ the write states.

‘Unless restrained, the defendants will continue to publish or cause to be published the said or similar words defamatory of the plaintiff,’ it states.

The first defendant is Cayman Net Ltd. and the second defendant is Mr. Seales.