Bryan, Lurline v Gwendolyn Juleye

Case Number: 
2005 HCV 0 1038
Date of Delivery: 
05.12.2005

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATLrRE OF JAMAICA

CLAIM NO. 2005 HCV 0 103 8

IN THE MATTER of an application by

LURLINE BRYAN to exercise jurisdiction

over the management of property owned by

GWENDOLYN JULEYE

I AND I

IN THE MATTER of Section 29 of the

Mental Health Act

Mr. Debayo Adedipe for Applicant

I

Mrs. Marvalyn Taylor-Wright instructed by Taylor-Wright & Company for Respondent

Heard: October 1 1, November 14, 2 1, and December 5,2005

Sinclair-Haynes, J (Ag.)

Mrs. Gwendolyn Juleye (patient) and Mrs. Carmen McGregor (deceased) are

tenants in common of property situate at 6 Balvenie Heights, Mandeville in the parish of

Manchester. Both ladies, who were sisters, resided at the said property.

Mrs. Carmen McGregor suffered a stroke in 2000 and was removed from the

home to the United States by Miss Lorna Callender, their niece and one of the applicants

in this matter. They returned in November 2002. In March 2003, Carmen was again

taken to the USA and in May 2004 she died.

Mrs. Gwendolyn Juleye has been diagnosed as suffering from Alzheimer's and as

a result was placed in the Brookdale Nursing Home where she still resides. The cost of

maintaining the patient in the nursing home has proven to be quite high. Indeed,

approximately $75,000.00 per month is required to pay the nursing home together with

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