Sparrow loses lawsuit over land ownership

Legendary calypsonian Slinger “Mighty Sparrow” Francisco lost his legal battle with his niece over ownership of a lot of land in Diego Martin yesterday.

Delivering judgment at the end of a short trial in the Port-of-Spain High Court yesterday, Justice Frank Seepersad ruled that Fransico’s brother Vivian Herbert, now deceased, and Herbert’s daughter Sharon Toussaint had been in unopposed possession of the land at Bird Street, Union Road, Four Roads, Diego Martin for almost 30 years.