Enery Minister Dr. Andrew Wheatley has sued Opposition Spokesman on Finance Mark Golding, for what he described as defamatory comments posted by the St. Andrew South Member of Parliament on his Facebook page regarding the recent arrest of two employees of State-run entity National Energy Solutions Limited (NESOL).
The lawsuit was filed Wednesday afternoon in the Supreme Court.
Dr. Wheatley is seeking general damages for libel against Mr. Golding.
He is also seeking aggravated damages for what he claimed were defamatory words maliciously published by Mr. Golding on his Facebook page, and exemplary damages.
Dr. Wheatley's attorneys have also applied for an injunction restraining Mr. Golding and his servants or agents from publishing or causing to be published the same or similar defamatory words.