Dominica Calypso Association Address Libel and Slander

A recent court ruling that ordered calypsonian Checko, to pay E.C $130,000 to one government worker, has prompted members of the Dominica Calypso Association (DCA) to speak out.

Checko, whose real name is Abel Jno Baptiste, was ordered to pay the said amount to Venezuelan Ambassador to Dominica, Dr. Philbert Aaron, after he failed to file a defense in a libel lawsuit brought against him.

During the 2011 calypso season, the calypsonian had written the song; ‘Bug Her,’ which Aaron claimed defamed him, stating the



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