Bennett, Winsome v The Minister of Finance, The Jamaica Constabulary Force and The Attorney General of Jamaica

Case Number: 
2012HCV00634
Neutral Citation: 
[2015] JMSC Civ 245
Date of Delivery: 
11.12.2015

Declaration for entitlement to widow’s pension – Section 62 of the Constabulary Force Act – Whether the Claimant is entitled to widow’s pension – Whether a widow is a person legally married to the deceased – Status of Children Act - Equality of children regardless of parents being married - Reformative legislations – Shift from Literal Statutory Interpretation - Purposive approach in Statutory Interpretation - Spouse include unmarried persons in common law unions – The ordinary meaning and popular sense of the word widow include a common law spouse.

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