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Peter Crisson accused of Internet libel against Colombian Emeralds boss

Stephen Crane, the head of Bahamas-based jewellery group Colombian Emeralds International, has brought a libel action against two Bermudians accused of posting defamatory messages about him on the Internet. Bermuda Supreme Court has already issued an Anton Piller Order that allowed representatives of Crane to search the homes of Peter Crisson and Larry Booker and jeweller H. S. & J. E. Crisson, which Crisson heads and where Booker works.

Insider Talking: June 30, 1998

Offshore regulators apparently uninterested in scams exposed by OffshoreAlert; NimsTec's 3-D cameras offered for sale as "collector's items" over the Internet; Marc Harris has t-shirt with the slogan: "David Marchant is alive because killing him would be a crime"; As General Election looms, Progressive Labour Party tipped to win power in Bermuda for the first time; Dominion of Melchizedek offers a variety of fraudulent products and services; and Little Switzerland contemplates legal action after proposed purchase of Colombian Emeralds International falls through.

Insider Talking: March 31, 1998

John Deuss courts PLP political party in Bermuda, offshore regulators John Lawrence and Marcus Killick find new jobs, proposed purchase of Little Switzerland by Colombian Emeralds International may have implications for Crisson's, Leigh Bruce Ritch is apparently now living in Cayman under the name Bruce Ritchie after completing a prison-term in the USA for narcotics-trafficking, Rex Crighton receives 'in principle' planning approval to dredge Cayman's North Sound, Grenada appoints Viktor Kozeny as its Honorary Consul in the Bahamas, investors make approximatly $1 million on call options bought one day before announcement of sale of Bermuda reinsurer Mid Ocean Ltd.

Bermuda jeweller ‘steals’ name of Caribbean jeweller

In an extraordinary move, a Bermuda jeweller has set up an operation in the name of a leading Caribbean jewellery chain in an apparent bid to disrupt the chain's attempt to muscle in on its territory.The action by HS & JE Crisson Limited is likely to lead to a complicated dispute with Bahamas-based Colombian Emeralds International, which had not trademarked its name in Bermuda.