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.

2022

JG v ST

The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction 1980-Articles 3, 11, 12, &13 -The Children (Guardianship and Custody) Amendment Act - Habitual residence - Verbal agreement - Grave risk - Objection - Application within one year.

Reading Holdings Limited v Anderson, Silbert and Anderson, Prudence

Application for Freezing Order – Application for extension of freezing order –
Whether or not applicants have an arguable case – Factors that affect whether
Applicant has an arguable case – Whether claim likely to be struck out as being
statute barred – Whether claim sufficiently supported by evidence.

DCP Successors Limited v The Trade Administrator, The Trade Board Limited, Commissioner of Customs and Excise, Jamaica Customs Agency and Blue Power Group Limited

Treaties – Article 214 of The Revised Treaty Of Chaguaramas – Application to
refer questions arising out of issues to The Caribbean Court Of Justice to
enable National Court to enter judgment – Factors for court to consider before
making referral – Whether the referral is necessary for the Court to deliver
judgment – Stage at which decision on whether to refer questions to the CCJ under
Article 214 should be made.

Alfred, Fiona Kadesha v Alfred, Mario Raphael

Husband and wife purchased property – Property (Rights of Spouses) Act -
Adverse possession - Whether the property is the family home – Whether the
property is matrimonial property – Whether it would be unjust to give each spouse
a 50% share in the property

Wilks-Stewart, Ann-Marie v Stewart, Andrew Lloyd

Application for division of property – Property other than the family home –
Property purchased by one party to marriage – Effect of power of attorney –
Relevant factors for the acquisition of an interest in property other than family
home.

Tharpe, Anthony, Successors in the interest of Business Ventures & Solutions et al v Robinson, Alexis, Myers Fletcher & Gordon and Graham, John et al

Civil procedure – Striking out – Application to strike out claimants’ statement of case – Whether the claimants’ statement of case ought properly to be struck out – The approach of the court in dealing with an application to strike out – Whether the 1st claimant has the requisite standing to bring the claim – Whether the claimants have sufficiently particularized the claim – Whether the claimants’ statement of case as framed constitutes an abuse of the process of the court – Whether the claimants’ statement of case is prolix, frivolous and vexatious and without merit – Whether the claimants

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