Man charged, released on bail over attempts to ‘embarrass, humiliate’ Sport Minister

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Initially arrested in April 2021 for causing “emotional distress” to the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Charles Ramson Jr., social media commentator, Gavin Matthews, was on Thursday released on $100,000 bail when he appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.

He is accused of publishing a video on Facebook containing derogatory remarks about the Minister.

Matthews, 44, of Easter Half, Charlotte Street, Georgetown appeared before the Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan, and denied that on March 25, 2021, without legal or lawful justification or excuse, he used a computer system to publish electronic data about Ramson with the intent to damage his reputation and corrupt public moral.

He was represented by attorney, Darren Wade, who made an application for reasonable bail.  The Chief Magistrate, in granting the bail, adjourned the matter until June 10, 2021. He was charged under the Cybercrime Act of 2018.

Matthews was arrested during a picketing exercise held at the Square of the Revolution in Georgetown on April 30, 2021.

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