Currie, Allan v The Attorney General for Jamaica

Case Number: 
CL 1989lC-315
Date of Delivery: 
10.08.2006

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF' JUDICATURE OF JAMAICA

IN COMMON LAW

CLAIM NO. CL 1989lC-315

BETWEEN ALLAN CURRIE CLAIMANT

AND THE ATTORNEY DEFENDANT

GENERAL FCIR JAMAICA

Dennis Daly Q.C. & Rudolph Smellie for Claimant instructed by Daly

Thwaites & Company.

Curtis Cochrane for Defendant instructed by the Director of State

Proceedings.

Heard: September 1 6th, 1 7th, 1 81h, 19', 2oth 2002 & August 1 oth, 2006.

Ra ttray, J.

1. It was a Friday evening, but not like all the other Friday evenings. The

work week had come to an end for Allan Currie. He had collected his

pay cheque from his employer Allied Meat Stores in New Kingston,

popularly known as John R. Wong and he left to meet his girl friend.

After having a few drinks with her at the Clock Tower Bar, he sent her

off on a bus to go home.

2. As was his usual habit on a Friday, Allan Currie headed to a restaurant

at Torrington Bridge to have ,a meal. Afterwards he joined a co

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