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Media suppression order and supporting documents over Turks and Caicos Islands Commission of Inquiry corruption report, 20 Jul 2009

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July 20, 2009

Summons and injunction for the blanket media suppression order granted on 20 Jul 2009 over the corruption report described in Big Trouble in Little Paradise: the Turks and Caicos Islands takeover. See also Series/Turks and Ciacos Islands Commission of Inquiry 2009 for related information.

The notification sent to media follows:

From: Stephen Wilson <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, Jul 20, 2009 at 6:49 PM
To: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected],
[email protected], [email protected], [email protected],
[email protected], [email protected], [email protected],
[email protected], [email protected],
[email protected], [email protected], [email protected],
[email protected], [email protected], [email protected],
[email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
Cc: Monique Allan <[email protected]>, [email protected], Conrad
Griffiths <[email protected]>, David Phillips QC <
[email protected]>, Jonathan Katan <[email protected]>

 Dear Sirs and Mesdames,

*RE. Hoffmann v. (1) The Editors of the Turks and Caicos Weekly News; (2)
The Editors of the Turks and Caicos Free Press; (3) The Editors of the Turks
and Caicos Sun Newspaper; (4) The Editors of WIV Channel 4 News; (5) The
Editors of TCI New Media Network Ch. 7 News; (6) The Proprietors of the
Radio Station Broadcasting on 88.7 fm; (7) The Proprietors of the Radio
Station Broadcasting on 92.5 fm; (8) The Proprietors of the Radio Station
Broadcasting on 102.5 fm; (9) The Proprietors of the Radio Station
Broadcasting on 107 fm; (10) The Editors of the TCI Journal; (11) The
Editors of the Turks & Caicos Net News; (12) The Editors and Proprietors of
Peoples Television News; Supreme Court Action No. CL-143/09*

We write further to todays hearing in the above matter and enclose

(1)    Application for leave to amend the Originating Summons to add The
Editors and Proprietors of Peoples Television News as the Twelfth Defendant;

(2)    Amended Originating Summons;

(3)    Sealed copy of the Order of Chief Justice Ward continuing the
injunction restraining publication of any redacted part of the Report of the
Turks and Caicos Islands Commission of Inquiry 2008-09.

Please read the Order carefully and comply with its terms. The Attorney
General supported the grant of the original order of July 18th, 2009 and did
not oppose the making of the order of July 20th, 2009.

If you intend to apply to discharge or vary the order you are required to
give 24 hours written notice, however, if you can let us know in advance in
writing and provide us with details of the evidence you propose to rely on,
we will consider that. Please also ensure that you provide copies to the
office of the Attorney General. We have already made it clear to the Court
and to those who attended the hearing today that we take account of any
evidence you may provide of the extent to which redacted parts of the Report
have been circulated and made available.

Yours faithfully,

*Stephen Wilson*

Attorney at Law

*Miller Simons O'Sullivan*

Turks and Caicos Islands

Tel: +1 649 946 4650

Fax: +1 649 946 4663

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