Vision 

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

Mission

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

2016

Venus Investments Ltd. and Chinn, Christopher v Rampassard, Paula and Rampassard, Bulie

Land – Sale of Land – Registration of Titles Act – Fraud – Summary Judgment – Whether real prospect of success – Agreement for Sale – Vendor registered on Title based on forged instrument – Purchaser unaware of Fraud – whether Purchaser entitled to be registered – Co-owner whose signature was forged to register vendor on Title seeking to reverse registration.

Stewart, Gordon v Sloley, Noel, SNR and Sloley, Noel, JNR; Brown, Gordon; Lee Sheung, Deborah and Jamaica Tours Limited

Civil procedure − Application to set aside provisional charging order – Parts 11, 17, 48 and 65 of the Civil Procedure Rules – Whether there was material non-disclosure on the without notice application for the provisional charging order – Sections 28d, 28e and 47 of the Judicature (Supreme Court) Act – Whether judge of equal jurisdiction can set aside order of other judge

Flowers, George v The Director of Public Prosecutions for and on behalf of the Government of Canada, The Commissioner of Correctional Services and the Attorney General of Jamaica

Extradition – Writ of habeas corpus –Meaning of ‘Extradition Offence’ – Principle of dual criminality - Whether conduct test or offence test to be applied – Whether the transmission of HIV virus is capable of amounting to a crime in Jamaica – whether putting an individual at risk of HIV is capable of amounting to a crime in Jamaica – Infliction of grievous bodily harm – sections 20 and 22 of the Offences Against the Persons Act – sections 5, 6, 10, 11 of Extradition Act – Aggravated Sexual Assault contrary to section 273 of the Criminal Code of Canada

Bennett, Winsome v The Minister of Finance, The Jamaica Constabulary Force and The Attorney General of Jamaica

Declaration for entitlement to widow’s pension – Section 62 of the Constabulary Force Act – Whether the Claimant is entitled to widow’s pension – Whether a widow is a person legally married to the deceased – Status of Children Act - Equality of children regardless of parents being married - Reformative legislations – Shift from Literal Statutory Interpretation - Purposive approach in Statutory Interpretation - Spouse include unmarried persons in common law unions – The ordinary meaning and popular sense of the word widow include a common law spouse.

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