Beresford, Allen et al v Minister of Water and Housing et al

Case Number: 
HCV 00334/2004
Date of Delivery: 
21.04.2004

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE OF JAMAICA

CLAIM NO. HCV 00334/2004

BETWEEN BERESFORD ALLEN 1 ST CLAIMANT

AND LEONIE MARSH 2ND CLAIMANT

AND ALPHANSO STERLING 3RD CLAIMANT

AND KENNETH MURRAY 4TH CLAIMANT

AND VIRGINIA HECTOR 5TH CLAIMANT

C AND MINISTER OF WATER

AND HOUSING 1 ST DEFENDANT

AND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

OF JAMAICA 2ND DEFENDANT

Mr. Bert Samuels instructed by Bert Samuels & Co. for Claimants.

Ms. K. Francis & Ms. T. Francis instructed by Director of State Proceedings for

Defendants.

Heard 24th February, 26th and 31St March and 21St April 2004

Campbell, J.

Background

The Claimants are squatters. They had at differing times over a period of

years entered unto Crown lands, situated at a place called Honey Hill, Constant

Spring Grove in the parish of St. Andrew. Over the years the community grew

until there were some two hundred and three residents, by the count of the

Ministry. Substantial structures, some containing all the amenities one would

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