Grant, Jean v Rylon Grant

Case Number: 
2003 HCV 0 1574
Date of Delivery: 
26.01.2006

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE OF JAMAICA

CLAIM NO. 2003 HCV 0 1574.

CLAIMANT

DEFENDANT

BETWEEN JEAN GRANT

AND RYLONGRANT

Mrs. Marjorie E. Shaw-Currie for Claimant.

Debayo A. Adedipe for Defendant.

Heard: 14'~A pril 2005, sthJ uly 2005 and ~ 6Ja'nu~ar y 2006

Campbell, J

1. The parties, Jamaican nationals, who resided and were married in

New York on the 12 th~ ovember1 989. They had co-habited since 1976 on

what the wife described as "on and off' basis. In 1998 negotiations were

started for the purchase of 92 Southsea Park, Whitehouse in the parish of

Westmoreland. On the gth January 1999 the property was transferred in the

C joint-names of the parties for a consideration of US$l20,000.00.

It appears that the marriage had been in trouble from June 1996, when

an argument between the parties resulted in the husband being arrested and

criminal charges brought against him. The house was purchased during

what was described as "a brief period of reconciliation between 1998 and

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