Defamation Laws In Grenada

Under the Criminal Code of Grenada, libel is classified as: a) negligent libel (punishable by imprisonment of six months); and b) intentional libel (punishable by imprisonment of two years). It has been upheld by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council that the crime of intentional libel is constitutional and justifiable in a democratic society.

Under Grenada laws, the claimant may file a civil claim for damages against the defendant. By way of illustration, in a libel case against the newspaper Grenada Today, claimant Dr. Keith Mitchell (the then Prime Minister of Grenada) was awarded a total sum of $150,000 of compensatory and exemplary damages.