Innis, Collins v Kingsley Thomas

Case Number: 
C.L. 2003 1-053
Date of Delivery: 
20.04.2005

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE OF JAM

CLAIM NO. C.L. 2003 1-053

BETWEEN COLLIN INNIS CLAIMANT

AND KINGSLEY THOMAS DEFENDANT

'u' Miss Shawn Steadman instructed by Ian Wilkinson & Company for the

Claimant.

Mrs. Vanessa Allard & Mrs. Teneisha Watkins instructed by Vaccianna &

Whittingham for the Defendant.

HEARD: 1 9th & 2oth April, 2005

PUSEY, J. (Actg.)

C

This matter is a rather unusual defamation matter in that it relates to an

incident at which both the defendant and claimant were present and the libel

claimed purports to be a written report of that incident. The claimant was

the director of projects of ,the Sugar Industry Housing Limited (SIHL) a

company whose purpose is to provide low cost housing for workers in the

sugar industry. The defendant is the chairman of the Board of the National