(Dominica News Online) Controversial Miami-based blogger, Kenneth Rijock, has been served with documents from Dominica in a lawsuit filed by Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, along with Foreign Affairs Minister, Francine Baron, National Security Minister, Rayburn Blackmoore, and Police Inspector Pellam Jno Baptiste.
Senior Counsel, Tony Astaphan, said Rijock received the document after weeks of trying to located him and after private investigators were hired.
Rijock said he will be taking the matter to the US State Department, will be taking court action and will be filing a counter-suit and a “third party complaint” against other people who he said have slandered him.
The matter has to do with allegations made by Rijock in a blog that as much as 10,000 blank Dominican passports were given to the Ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco to Dominica, Mohamed Benjilany, when he visited the island earlier this year.
The government had stoutly denied the allegations and demanded that Rijock retract, apologize and pay compensation for them or face court action. He refused and a lawsuit was filed in the High Court in Roseau on May 15th 2017.