LIVE STREAM: Swearing-in Ceremony for the President of The Court of Appeal


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


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

The Hon. Mr. Justice Courtney Daye

Morris, John W. v Radio Jamaica Limited and Johnson, Latoya

Defamation - Meaning of words - Ordinary and natural meaning – Defences –
Justification -Truth - Reynolds Privilege - Public interest- Apology - Mitigation of
Damages - Quantum of Damages- Interest on Damages - Costs - Defamation Act
2013, SS. 12 14, 15, 20, 23, 24, 30 - Evidence (Special Measures) Act, 2012 - Cross-
Examination of Journalist by video link

Worldwise Partners Limited and Strachan, Noel v Financial Services Commission

Cease and Desist Order – Section 68(b), (IB) Securities Act, 1993 – Financial
Service Commission Act, 2001, sections 2,3, 6, 8, - Nature of activity of Company
taking money from investors – Section 2, Securities Act – meaning – Dealing in
security business – Fairness of Procedure by Financial Service Commission –
natural Justice – Jurisdiction of Financial Service Commission - Right of Appeal –
Sec. 68(C) or Sec. 74 of Securities Act.

Barrett, Mirian v Truman, Fredrick

Application Summary Judgment – Rule 15.2 CPR 2002 - Effect of plea of guilty in
criminal case - Effect of Request for and or refusal to give Information to party –
Rule 34 CPR 2002 - Test for Summary Judgment – Defence inevitable accident.

Francis, Franklin v Smith, Fitzgerald

Employer Duty of Care to Employee - Safe System of Work – Breach of Duty of Care - Road Worthiness of Assigned Motor Vehicle to Employee - Cause of Accident - Employee - Driver/Deliveryman/Mechanic - Contributory Negligence - Damages for Personal Injury

Griffiths, Duzeth v Scarlett, Brillyan

Motor Vehicle Accident - Pedestrian – One way Road- breach duty of care – Cause of injury to pedestrian – Past injury to left leg by gunshot or present injury to left ankle - Damages



Emergency Matters

Emergency Matters

Matrimonial Proceedings

Customer Service

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Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan for the Jamaican Judiciary 2024-2028