Monday, February 19, 2018

Sparrow loses land row pay $14,000 costs*

Unable to make trip from NY

LEGENDARY calypsonian Slinger “Mighty Sparrow” Francisco

LEGENDARY calypsonian Mighty Sparrow (Slinger Francisco) has been defeated in a land dispute court action he brought against one of his nieces, claiming she unlawfully erected a galvanise metal fence around a parcel of land belonging to him, with the intention of claiming it as her own.

In addition to having the claim struck out by High Court judge Justice Frank Seepersad, Francisco was also ordered to pay $14,000 to the woman. This represents the legal costs incurred by her in defending the action.

Even though Francisco brought the action, he was unavailable to testify in the trial, at the Hall of Justice in Port of Spain, yesterday, given his health condition and based on advice from his doctors in New York, where he is currently residing.


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