LIVE STREAM:The Judiciary of Jamaica Strategic Business Plan Launch 2024


A world-class judiciary utilizing innovation and technology for efficient service delivery.


To provide sound, timely judgments and efficient court services in an environment where all stakeholders are valued.

The Hon. Mrs. Justice Sonya Wint-Blair

Johnson, Bronton v The Director of Public Prosecutions and the Attorney General of Jamaica

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW – The Constitution of Jamaica – The Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms (Constitutional Amendment) Act, 2011, sections 13(2), 13(3)(a), 13(3)(p), 13(3)(j), 14, 16(5), 18, 19 and 49 – Whether sections 5, 8, 15, 20, 21, 23 and 25 of the DNA Evidence Act breach the Claimant’s fundamental rights and freedoms guaranteed under sections 13(3)(a), 13(3)(j), 14 and 16(5) of the Charter – Whether any breach of the Claimant’s fundamental rights and freedoms guaranteed under the Charter are demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society – Part 56, CPR.

Tenn, William v Marriot, Andrew

Default judgment - Whether default judgment was regularly obtained - Whether there is a real prospect of success - Recovery of rent and possession – Burden of Proof Civil Procedure Rules 12. 4, 12. 5 & 13.3, 13.4.

Black, Maureen v Advantage General Insurance Company Limited

Insurance – Whether Striking out or Summary Judgment – Motor vehicle collision – Release and discharge executed not honoured – Fraudulent misrepresentation alleged by insurer – Burden of proof – Whether Accord and Satisfaction – Whether Breach of contract with claimant  - Civil Procedure Rules 10.5(1),(4),(5), 15.2(b), 26.3(1)(a),(c),(d) & 74.4 Motor Vehicle (Third Party Risks) Act, sections 4,8 & 18

James, Oswald v The Attorney General of Jamaica

Constitution – What is a judgment -- Retirement of Judge of Appeal  Whether tenure of Judge of Appeal was extended - Whether judgment delivered is a nullity - Breach of right to a fair hearing within a reasonable time by an independent and impartial court established by law - Damages
Jamaica (Constitution) Order in Council 1962, Section 106, The Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms (Constitutional Amendment) Act, 2011, section 16(1), The Gazette Act, The Interpretation Act

SCJ Holdings Limited v Minister of Labour and Social Security and Lancelot Naraynsingh

Judicial review - Application for leave - Whether referral to Industrial Disputes Tribunal ultra vires - Whether Industrial Disputes existed - Whether waiver by conduct on part of interested party - Whether breach of Labour  Relations Code - Labour Relations and Industrial Disputes Act, Section 11A(1)(a) - Employment Termination and Redundancy Payments Act 1974 - The Civil Procedure Rules, 2002, Rule 56.3(1).


Daniel, Marylyn and John Daniel v Grant, Webster and Raymond Grant

Application to set aside default judgment - Default Judgment entered at inter
partes hearing binding on parties - Whether five-month constitutes delay – Issues raised on application not reviewable by Judge of concurrent jurisdiction - Rules 1.1,13.3, 42.2, Civil Procedure Rules, 2002

Brown, Kent v Firearm Licensing Authority

Judicial Review - Failure to issue Firearm dealers’ licence - Gunsmith’s licence &
Firearm range licence - Legitimate Expectation - Duty of decision maker to give
notification of its decision - Firearms Act, 1967 - Interpretation Act, 1968 - Civil
Procedure Rules, 2002 Rule 29.1(1), Rule 29.1(2), Rule 30.3



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Strategic Plan for the Jamaican Judiciary 2019-2023