Simon and others v Lyder and another (Trinidad and Tobago)

Libel and slander – Identification of claimant as person defamed. The Privy Council held that for two statements made by the same person, but published at different times, to be aggregated for the purpose of giving rise in conjunction to a completed cause of action in defamation, in the mind of the reasonable reader there had to be created a sufficient nexus, connection or association between the two of them, so that (where one was defamatory and the other identified the subject) there came a moment in time at which, in the mind of that reader, the claimant was identified as the subject of the defamatory accusation.

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