Courtroom Broadcasts

Courtroom Broadcasts

The Caribbean Court of Justice broadcasts hearings live from Courtroom 1 as a service to the public.  In addition, all CCJ hearings are recorded and can be viewed on this page

Date/TimeApplication NumberParties/ DescriptionCase SummaryBroadcast
July 23,2019
10:00am
GYCV2019/002,
GYCV2019/003,
GYCV2019/004 &
GYCV2019/005
John Solomon, Dec’d, represented by the Administrator of the Estate Fizul Mohamed v Dawattie, Dec’d, represented by the Administrator of the Estate Pooran Chandrika

Kissoon, aka Budda v Chandrawattie Persaud

Kissoon, aka Budda v Gowrie

Kissoon, aka Budda v S. Persaud, represented herein by Gowrie
The applicants own rice lands in Guyana and in 2017 they were issued notices to immediately vacate those lands by the Rice Assessment Committee. They appealed to the Full Court but the appeal was dismissed. The applicants then appealed that decision and sought to delay the Committee’s decision. The appeal was similarly dismissed by a single judge as well as the Court of Appeal on the basis that leave to appeal was required. The applicants are now seeking special leave to appeal this decision.View
July 19, 2019
9:30am
BBCV2019/001Pedro Deray Ellis aka Pedro Deroy Ellis v Director of Public ProsecutionsThis is the hearing of an application for special leave to appeal the refusal of bail. In May 2013, Pedro Ellis was charged with the offences of murder and criminal damage arising out of the same incident. He was remanded into custody awaiting trial. In support of his application for bail, Ellis stated that he acted in self-defence. The Prosecution however opposed bail on the basis of his 1998 guilty plea and eventual 10-year prison sentence for manslaughter in another case. His application for bail was denied. On appeal to the Court of Appeal, Ellis argued that Weekes J failed to give adequate reasons for refusing bail. The Court of Appeal set aside the decision of Weekes J and exercised its own discretion to withhold bail.

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July 18,2019
10:00am
BBCR2018/001Dwayne Mario Neil v
The Queen
In August 2002, Neil along with another was charged for aggravated robbery of Sweet Kisses Bakery in Barbados. During the course of the trial, Neil absconded on bail and a Bench Warrant was issued for his arrest. The Judge proceeded with the trial in his absence with his co-accused. Neil was convicted and sentenced to 11 years and 9 months imprisonment. His co-accused was found not guilty. Neil appealed his conviction arguing that the verdict was unsafe and unsatisfactory. The Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal and affirmed the conviction. Neil is now seeking special leave to appeal. View
July 16,2019
10:00am
GYCR2018/001Mark Fraser v The StateMark Fraser was convicted for manslaughter and sentenced to 4 years imprisonment in 2007. He then appealed his conviction to the Court of Appeal of Guyana and was granted bail pending the determination of the appeal. It took approximately 10 years before the Court of Appeal heard his appeal. The court upheld his conviction but held that the inordinate delay in hearing the appeal was a breach of Mr. Fraser’s right to a fair hearing within a reasonable time. In these circumstances, the court decided to stay any further imprisonment of Mr. Fraser. Mr. Fraser now seeks special leave from CCJ to challenge the decision of the Court of Appeal on the basis that his conviction should have been set aside.View
July 12, 2019
2:00pm
GYVC2019/007,
GYCV2019/009,
GYCV2019/010 &
GYCV2019/011
Zulfikar Mustapha v
The Attorney General of Guyana

Christopher Ram v The Attorney General
The Leader of the Opposition
Joseph Harmon
Guyana Elections Commission

Bharrat Jagdeo,
in his capacity as Leader of the Opposition v The Attorney General of Guyana
Dr. Barton Scotland
Joseph Harmon
Guyana Elections Commission

Charrandas Persaud v Compton Herbert Reid
Dr. Barton Scotland
The Attorney General of Guyana
Bharrat Jagdeo
Joseph Harmon
Guyana Elections Commission
On 12th July, the Court will give consequential declarations and orders in two sets of cases from Guyana. The cases have to do with the appointment of the Chairman of the Guyana Election Commission and a no-confidence vote passed in the Guyana National Assembly. On 18th June, in separate judgments, the Court had concluded that the Chairman of the Election Commission had been invalidly appointed and that the no-confidence motion was validly passed. The Court held a hearing on June 24th to determine whether there was consensus on those consequences and the declarations and orders the Court should make. As there was no such consensus, the CCJ had ordered the parties to make written submissions on the issue by 1st July.View
July 12, 2019
1:45pm
GYVC2019/001Christopher Persaud v Toolsie Persaud & Toolsie Persaud Ltd Judgment will be delivered in this matter where Christoper Persaud, acting as executor for David Persaud sought special leave to appeal the decisions of the Full Court and Court of Appeal of Guyana regarding certain procedural matters relating to the new Civil Proceedings Rules and the pre-existing High Court rules. The deceased was a minority shareholder in Toolsie Persaud Limited, one of Guyana’s largest companies with interests in hardware, quarrying and timber while Toolsie Persaud is the brother of the deceased and the majority shareholder in the company. Christopher Persaud initially sought orders for relief and protection of the deceased’s interest in the company.
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July 11, 2019
2:00pm
GYCV2018/009Arnold Sankar v Guyana Rice Development BoardJudgment will be delivered in this matter where Mr. Arnold Sankar is seeking special leave from the CCJ to appeal against a decision of the Guyana Court of Appeal. The Court of Appeal previously ruled to allow the Guyana Rice Development Board (GFDB) to appeal a judgment awarding Mr Sankar in excess of GY $99 million in damages over a breach of contract between the two parties over the sale of his rice paddy. Mr Sankar contends that the Board filed the application to appeal late and on that basis the Court should grant leave to appeal.
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July 02, 2019
10:00am
BBCV2018/007David Brooks v Alistair Lindsay Morris (Executor of the Estate of Henry Newitt)Mr. David Brooks, a US Citizen, agreed to rent premises owned by Mr. Henry Newitt for his family vacation in December 2005. When he arrived at the premises he found that it was “unclean and uninhabitable” and so he requested a refund of all monies he paid in advance, which included both the rental fee and a 25% deposit. Mr. Newitt refused his request. The High Court found that the property was in good condition and that Mr. Brooks only wanted a refund because his wife was not satisfied with the arrangements. The court ruled that Mr. Newitt was entitled to both the rental fee and the 25% deposit. The Court of Appeal upheld the High Court’s decision. Mr. Brooks now appeals to the CCJ.View
June 24, 2019
2:00pm
GYVC2019/007,
GYCV2019/009,
GYCV2019/010 &
GYCV2019/011
Zulfikar Mustapha v
The Attorney General of Guyana

Christopher Ram v The Attorney General
The Leader of the Opposition
Joseph Harmon
Guyana Elections Commission

Bharrat Jagdeo,
in his capacity as Leader of the Opposition v The Attorney General of Guyana
Dr. Barton Scotland
Joseph Harmon
Guyana Elections Commission

Charrandas Persaud v Compton Herbert Reid
Dr. Barton Scotland
The Attorney General of Guyana
Bharrat Jagdeo
Joseph Harmon
Guyana Elections Commission
This is a post-judgment hearing on consequential orders and costs in two sets of cases from Guyana. The CCJ delivered judgment in both sets of cases last Tuesday, 18 June 2019. In the first case, the Court determined that the process that was followed in the appointment of the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission was flawed and in breach of the Constitution. In the second set of cases, the CCJ determined, among other things, that last December’s motion of no confidence was properly passed by the Guyana National Assembly.View
June 24, 2019
10:00 am
DMCV2018/002David George v Albert Guye Mr. George is the occupier of a strip of land, which forms part of a larger parcel of land which is owned by Mr. Guye. Mr. George claims that he is entitled to remain in possession of the land since he has occupied it in excess of 30 years. He is claiming that it should override the rights of the registered owner. The appeal raises issues of statutory interpretation and the correlation between two pieces of legislation, the Title by Registration Act and the Real Property Limitation Act, in the Commonwealth of Dominica.
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June 18, 2019
10:00am
GYVC2019/007,
GYCV2019/009,
GYCV2019/010 &
GYCV2019/011
Zulfikar Mustapha v
The Attorney General of Guyana

Christopher Ram v The Attorney General
The Leader of the Opposition
Joseph Harmon
Guyana Elections Commission

Bharrat Jagdeo,
in his capacity as Leader of the Opposition v The Attorney General of Guyana
Dr. Barton Scotland
Joseph Harmon
Guyana Elections Commission

Charrandas Persaud v Compton Herbert Reid
Dr. Barton Scotland
The Attorney General of Guyana
Bharrat Jagdeo
Joseph Harmon
Guyana Elections Commission
The CCJ will deliver judgments in two sets of cases from Guyana that were granted urgent hearings. The first judgment will determine whether the appointment, or the process followed in the appointment, of Guyana’s Elections Commission Chairman breached the Constitution. The second judgment will determine three consolidated cases arising from last December’s motion of no-confidence in the Government. One of the main issues in that case was whether 33 or 34 votes were required to carry the motion given that the membership of the National Assembly totalled 65 members. Another issue in dispute was whether one of the members of the National Assembly who voted in favour of the motion was ineligible so to vote because he was disqualified from membership of the National Assembly as a result of his citizenship of Canada.View
June 12, 2019
10:00 am
TTOJ2018/001, TTOJ2018/002, SLUOJ2018/001 & BBOJ2018/001
Trinidad Cement Limited v the State of Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad Cement Limited & Arawak Cement Ltd v The State of Barbados

Rock Hard Distributors v the State of Trinidad and Tobago & the Caribbean Community

Rock Hard Cement Ltd v the State of Barbados & the Caribbean Community
This is the final hearing in four (4) consolidated Original Jurisdiction cases regarding the issue of the classification of cement imported by Rock Hard Distribution Limited/ Rock Hard Cement Limited into the States of Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados and the applicable customs duties.View
June 11, 2019
9:00 am
TTOJ2018/001, TTOJ2018/002, SLUOJ2018/001 & BBOJ2018/001
Trinidad Cement Limited v the State of Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad Cement Limited & Arawak Cement Ltd v The State of Barbados

Rock Hard Distributors v the State of Trinidad and Tobago & the Caribbean Community

Rock Hard Cement Ltd v the State of Barbados & the Caribbean Community
This is the first day of the final hearing in four (4) consolidated Original Jurisdiction cases regarding the issue of the classification of cement imported by Rock Hard Distribution Limited/ Rock Hard Cement Limited into the States of Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados and the applicable customs duties.View
May 29, 2019
11:30am
GDOJ2018/002David Bain v
The State of Trinidad & Tobago
Judgment will be delivered in this matter where David Bain, a national of Grenada, alleges that his right to freedom of movement was infringed when he was refused entry into Trinidad and Tobago. Mr. Bain, who is also a citizen of the United States, presented his US passport on arrival from Grenada, but was refused entry by immigration officials after he was questioned about past arrests for narcotics, which he strongly denied. During the incident Mr Bain presented a Grenadian Driver’s Licence and National Identification Card but was nevertheless detained overnight and sent back to Grenada. After granting special leave, the Court ordered a preliminary hearing on certain issues relating to the effect of Mr. Bain presenting his US passport to immigration officials and whether his presentation of a Grenadian Driver’s Licence or National Identification Card was sufficient to establish his Grenadian citizenship for the purpose of invoking the right to freedom of movement as a CARICOM national. View
May 24, 2019
10:00am
GYCV2018/008James Ramsahoye v Linden Mining Enterprises, Bauxite Industry Development Company Limited & National Industrial And Commercial Investments LimitedJudgment will be delivered in this matter where Mr. James Ramsahoye had sought special leave from the CCJ to appeal a decision of the Full Bench of the Court of Appeal of Guyana, which reversed enforcement orders made by the Hon. Mr. Justice Roy, sitting as a single Justice of Appeal. Mr. Ramsahoye had been the Overseas Representative of two state owned corporations whose service was terminated in 1998 after 26 years of service. He sued the organisations alleging breach of contract and he and the two firms have since been involved in multiple court actions to resolve the dispute.View
May 21, 2019
10:00 am
GYVC2019/001Christopher Persaud v Toolsie Persuad & Toolsie Persuad Ltd Christopher Persaud, acting as executor for David Persaud, is seeking special leave to appeal the decisions of the Full Court and Court of Appeal of Guyana regarding certain procedural matters relating to the new Civil Proceeding Rules and the pre-existing High Court rules. The deceased was a minority shareholder in Toolsie Persaud Limited, one of Guyana’s largest companies with interests in hardware, quarrying and timber while Toolsie Persaud is the brother of the deceased and the majority shareholder in the company. Christopher Persaud initially sought orders for relief and protection of the deceased’s interest in the company.View
May 20, 2019
2:30 pm
GDOJ2018/001Tamika Gilbert, Lynnel Gilbert, Royston Gilbert & Glennor Gilbert v The State of BarbadosJudgment will be delivered at 2:30pm AST, in this matter where the applicants, citizens of Grenada, are seeking special leave to bring a claim against Barbados for breach of their right to freedom of movement under Article 45 of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas. In October 2016, the Gilberts visited Barbados for the purpose of obtaining US visas. Tamika Gilbert was accused of stealing a cell phone at a mall. She was then taken to a police station against her will for questioning. Both she and her sister were subjected to what they referred to as an “invasive and humiliating” strip search. They argue that the police refused to allow them to leave until Tamika amended her written statement, knowing that the family was scheduled to leave on a flight to Grenada on the same day.View
May 17, 2019Special Sitting of the Court to mark the retirement of the Honourable Mr. Justice Hayton The Hon. Mr. Justice Adrian Saunders and various other speakers. The CCJ will hold a ceremonial sitting in appreciation of the sterling service of the Hon. Mr. Justice Hayton on the occasion of his impending retirement in July 2018.View
May 15, 2019
10:00am
TTOJ2018/001, TTOJ2018/002, SLUOJ2018/001 & BBOJ2018/001
Trinidad Cement Limited v the State of Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad Cement Limited & Arawak Cement Ltd v The State of Barbados

Rock Hard Distributors v the State of Trinidad and Tobago & the Caribbean Community

Rock Hard Cement Ltd v the State of Barbados & the Caribbean Community
The Court will hold a Pre-hearing Review in four Original Jurisdiction cases consolidated regarding the issue of the classification of cement imported by Rock Hard Distribution Limited/ Rock Hard Cement Limited into the States of Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados and the applicable customs duties.View
May 10, 2019
10:00am
GYCV2019/009 & 10 & 11Christopher Ram v The AG of Guyana, The Leader of the Opposition and Joseph Harmon,

Bharrat Jagdeo v The AG of Guyana, Dr Barton Scotland and Joseph Harmon, and

Charrandas Persaud v Compton Herbert Reid, Dr Barton Scotland, Bharrat Jagdeo and Joseph Harmon
On 21 December 2018, 33 of the 65 Members of the National Assembly of Guyana voted in favour of a no-confidence motion which meant that the President and Ministers of Government should resign and that elections must be held within three months. However, the Government later claimed that 34 votes were required and that one of the members who voted in favour of the motion, Mr. Charrandas Persaud, was ineligible to vote because he held dual citizenship. When the matter came before the Chief Justice in the High Court, she ruled that only 33 votes were required. However, on appeal to the Court of Appeal, it was held that 34 votes were required. The matter is now before the CCJ for final determination. View
May 09, 2019
10:00am
GYCV2019/009 & 10 & 11Christopher Ram v The AG of Guyana, The Leader of the Opposition and Joseph Harmon,

Bharrat Jagdeo v The AG of Guyana, Dr Barton Scotland and Joseph Harmon, and

Charrandas Persaud v Compton Herbert Reid, Dr Barton Scotland, Bharrat Jagdeo and Joseph Harmon
On 21 December 2018, 33 of the 65 Members of the National Assembly of Guyana voted in favour of a no-confidence motion which meant that the President and Ministers of Government should resign and that elections must be held within three months. However, the Government later claimed that 34 votes were required and that one of the members who voted in favour of the motion, Mr. Charrandas Persaud, was ineligible to vote because he held dual citizenship. When the matter came before the Chief Justice in the High Court, she ruled that only 33 votes were required. However, on appeal to the Court of Appeal, it was held that 34 votes were required. The matter is now before the CCJ for final determination. View
May 08, 2019
10:00am
GYVC 2019/007Zulfikar Mustapha v
The Attorney General of Guyana
This is a constitutional appeal brought by Mr. Zulfikar Mustapha who alleges that the President failed to properly exercise his discretion in the appointment of Rev. Justice James Aloysius Patterson as Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission in breach of Article 161 (2) of the Constitution. Mr. Mustapha was unsuccessful in both the High Court and Court of Appeal and has appealed to the Caribbean Court of Justice. May 07, 2019
10:00 am
GDOJ2018/002David Bain v
The State of Trinidad & Tobago
David Bain, a national of Grenada, alleges that his right to freedom of movement was infringed when he was refused entry into Trinidad and Tobago at the Piarco International Airport. Mr. Bain, who is also a citizen of the United States, presented his US passport on arrival from Grenada, but was refused entry by immigration officials after he was questioned about several past arrests for narcotics, which he strongly denied. During the incident Mr Bain presented a Grenadian Driver’s Licence and National Identification Card but was nevertheless detained overnight and sent back to Grenada. After granting special leave, the Court ordered a preliminary hearing on certain issues relating to the effect of Mr. Bain presenting his US passport to immigration officials and whether his presentation of a Grenadian Driver’s Licence or National Identification Card was sufficient to establish his Grenadian citizenship for the purpose of invoking the right to freedom of movement as a CARICOM national. May 02, 2019
10:00am
BBCR2017/004Renaldo Anderson Alleyne v the QueenThe CCJ will deliver judgment in this matter where Mr. Renaldo Alleyne was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to six concurrent life sentences, after 6 young women died when the Campus Trendz Mall was firebombed during a robbery. At the Court of Appeal in Barbados, Mr. Alleyne said the life sentences were excessive and further that the trial judge did not consider a discount for his early guilty plea. In dismissing his appeal, the Court of Appeal held that his sentences were neither excessive, disproportionate or wrong in principle, given the gravity of the offence, and that the issue of a discount does not apply to an indeterminate sentence. Mr. Alleyne is now seeking to overturn the decision of the Court of Appeal. April 24, 2019
10:00am
GYCV2019/009 Christopher Ram v The AG of Guyana, The Leader of the Opposition and Joseph HarmonThe CCJ will have a pre-trial hearing on matters arising from the recent no-confidence motion in Guyana. The substantive matter is set for hearing on May 10 for determination.View
April 18, 2019
10:00am
BBCV2018/005Octavius John & Laurent John
v
CLICO International Insurance Limited
Judgment will be delivered in this matter were the appellants invested in CLICO but were not paid their entitlements. They obtained a default judgment against CLICO from the High Court of Dominica and sought to enforce that judgment in Barbados. However, CLICO appealed to the Court of Appeal and the appellants’ permission to enforce the judgment was denied. View
April 17, 2019
10:00am
TTOJ2018/002 & BBOJ2018/001Trinidad Cement Limited & Arawak Cement Ltd v The State of Barbados

Rock Hard Cement Limited v The State of Barbados and The Caribbean Community
The CCJ will deliver judgment on this matter concerning applicable tariffs on imported cement.View
April 10, 2019
10:00am
DMCV2018/002David George
v
Albert Guye
Mr. George is the occupier of a strip of land, which forms part of a larger parcel of land which is owned by Mr. Guye. Mr. George claims that he is entitled to remain in possession of the land since he has occupied it in excess of 30 years. He is claiming that it should override the rights of the registered owner. The appeal raises issues of statutory interpretation and the correlation between two pieces of legislation, the Title by Registration Act and the Real Property Limitation Act, in the Commonwealth of Dominica. View
April 2, 2019
10:00am
GYCV2018/009Arnold Sankar v Guyana Rice Development BoardIn 2017, Mr. Arnold Sankar sought in excess of GY$99 million in damages from the Guyana Rice Development Board, alleging a breach of a contract between them for the sale of his rice paddy. The Full Court awarded judgment in Mr. Sankar’s favour in April 2018 after the GRDB failed to file its defence in time. In October 2018, the Board successfully obtained leave from the Court of Appeal to appeal that award, though the application was filed five and a half months late. Mr. Sankar is seeking special leave from the CCJ to appeal against the decision of the Court of Appeal, to extend time to file the appeal and grant leave to appeal on the basis that the delay was excessive.View
March 29, 2019
11:00am
GYCV2019/009 & 10 & 11Christopher Ram v The AG of Guyana, The Leader of the Opposition and Joseph Harmon,

Bharrat Jagdeo v The AG of Guyana, Dr Barton Scotland and Joseph Harmon, and

Charrandas Persaud v Compton Herbert Reid, Dr Barton Scotland, Bharrat Jagdeo and Joseph Harmon
This is a case management conference before the hearing of an appeal. On 21 December 2018, 33 of the 65 Members of the National Assembly of Guyana voted in favour of a no-confidence motion which meant that the President and Ministers of Government should resign and that elections must be held within three months. However, the Government later claimed that 34 votes were required and that one of the members who voted in favour of the motion, Mr. Charrandas Persaud, was ineligible to vote because he held dual citizenship. When the matter came before the Chief Justice in the High Court, she ruled that only 33 votes were required. However, on appeal to the Court of Appeal, it was held that 34 votes were required. The matter is now before the CCJ for final determination.View
March 26, 2019
10:00am
GYCV2018/007Guyana National Co-operative Bank
v
R.N. Persaud Company Ltd, Leguan Rice Milling Incorporated & The Registrar of Deeds
This appeal arose out of a claim for recovery of debt and the transfer of a piece of land in breach of a related order of the court. The Bank later filed contempt proceedings to have the Managing Director of R.N. Persaud Company Ltd imprisoned for the breach. The bank later withdrew the application and sought to proceed with the recovery of the debt. However, the High Court and Full Court found that the bank had abandoned the debt recovery claim while pursuing the contempt proceedings. The matter was appealed to the Court of Appeal which sent the case back to the Full Court to determine whether it had jurisdiction. The Bank now appeals this decision before the CCJ.View
March 22, 2019
4:45pm
11th Annual Caribbean Court of Justice Law Moot 2019Final Round, Judgment & Awards CeremonyThe CCJ will host ten teams from regional law schools and faculties Court on March 21 and 22, 2019 at the CCJ’s headquarters in Trinidad and Tobago. View
March 18, 2019
10:00am
GYCV2018/008James Ramsahoye v Linden Mining Enterprises, Bauxite Industry Development Company Limited & National Industrial And Commercial Investments LimitedThe Applicant, James Ramsahoye, is seeking special leave from the CCJ, to appeal a decision of the Full Bench of the Court of Appeal of Guyana which reversed the Orders made by Justice of Appeal Roy sitting as a single Justice of Appeal in the Court of Appeal.View
February 19, 2019
10:00am
BBCV2018/005
Octavius John & Laurent John
v
CLICO International Insurance Limited
The appellants invested in CLICO but when they surrendered their policies they were not paid their entitlements. They obtained a default judgment against CLICO from the High Court of Dominica and sought to enforce that judgment in Barbados. Before they could enforce the judgment, CLICO was put under judicial management and so they had to obtain permission from the court to enforce it, which was granted. However, CLICO appealed to the Court of Appeal and the appellants’ permission to enforce the judgment was denied. View
February 12, 2019
10:00am
TTOJ2018/001 & 2, SLUOJ2018/001 & BBOJ2018/001Trinidad Cement Limited & The State of Trinidad and Tobago,

Trinidad Cement Limited & Arawak Cement Ltd v The State of Barbados

Rock Hard Distribution Limited v The State of Trinidad and Tobago and The Caribbean Community

Rock Hard Cement Limited v The State of Barbados and The Caribbean Community
Hearings continue in four related Original Jurisdiction cases concerning the classification of imported cement and the applicable customs duties. The Court will also hear oral submissions on the issue of whether a CARICOM member state that obtained an exemption from CARICOM’s Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) to increase a tariff rate above the common external tariff, will need permission from that body to reintroduce the previous rate.View
February 6, 2019
10:30am
DMCV2018/003Gloria Shillingford
v
Angel Andrew
Judgment will be delivered in this case from Dominica. This appeal concerns a dispute over the sale of two parcels of land owned by Mr. Angel Peter Andrew, under a power of attorney granted to his sister, Gloria Shillingford and payment allegedly made by her in relation to the lands, including certain payments made by Gloria to two connected parties.View
February 6, 2019
10:00am
GYCV2017/014Chandra Ramotar Singh v Bhagwantlall Mossal & Alvin AlvesThe Court will deliver judgment on on this appeal where Mr. Chandra Singh is seeking to cancel the land title of Mr. Alvin Alves which a High Court Judge found was obtained through fraud.View
January 28, 2019
10:00am
DMCV2018/003
Gloria Shillingford
v
Angel Andrew
This appeal concerns a dispute over the sale of two parcels of land owned by Mr. Angel Peter Andrew under a power of attorney granted to his sister, Gloria Shillingford and transactions allegedly carried out by Ms. Shillingford in relation to the lands and certain payments made by her. Mr. Andrew had brought a claim against his sister to recover EC$2 million and both the High Court and the Court of Appeal ruled in his favour. Ms. Shillingford now appeals to the CCJ seeking to overturn those decisions.View
January 15, 2019
10:00am
GDOJ2018/001Tamika Gilbert, Lynnel Gilbert, Royston Gilbert & Glennor Gilbert v The State of BarbadosThe Applicants, citizens of Grenada, are seeking special leave to bring a claim against Barbados for breach of their right to freedom of movement under Article 45 of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas. The Applicants in October 2016 visited Barbados for the purpose of obtaining US visas. Tamika Gilbert while at a mall was accused of stealing a cell phone. She was subsequently taken to the police station against her will for questioning and both she and her sister were subjected to what they referred to as an “invasive and humiliating” strip search. They argue that their right under the Treaty was breached when the police refused to allow them to leave until Tamika amended her written statement, knowing that the family was scheduled to leave on a flight to Grenada on the same day. View
December 5, 2018
10:00am
BBCR2017/004Renaldo Anderson Alleyne v The QueenIn 2010, Mr. Renaldo Alleyne was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to six concurrent life sentences, after 6 young women died when the Campus Trendz Mall was firebombed during a robbery. At the Court of Appeal in Barbados, Mr. Alleyne said the life sentences were excessive and further that the trial judge did not consider a discount for his early guilty plea. In dismissing his appeal, the Court of Appeal held that his sentences were neither excessive, disproportionate or wrong in principle, given the gravity of the offence, and that the issue of a discount does not apply to an indeterminate sentence. Mr. Alleyne is now seeking to overturn the decision of the Court of Appeal. View
November 30, 2018
10:00am
DMCV 2018/001 & DMCA 2013/007Mariette Warrington v Dominica Broadcasting CorporationThe CCJ will deliver judgment in this case, heard on October 23rd, where Ms. Mariette Warrington is seeking redress from Dominica Broadcasting Corporation for termination of employment. She seeks compensation in the sum of EC$ 459,900.View
November 29, 2018
02:00pm
TTOJ2018/001 & 2, SLUOJ2018/001 & BBOJ2018/001Trinidad Cement Limited & The State of Trinidad and Tobago,

Trinidad Cement Limited & Arawak Cement Ltd v The State of Barbados

Rock Hard Distribution Limited v The State of Trinidad and Tobago and The Caribbean Community

Rock Hard Cement Limited v The State of Barbados and The Caribbean Community
This is a CMC in four Original Jurisdiction cases concerning the classification of imported cement and the applicable customs duties based on its classification. The Court will also consider submissions on an application for special leave to bring a claim for breach of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas, the jurisdiction of the Council of Trade and Economic Development (COTED) to classify imported cement and an order to discharge an interim order requiring Barbados to charge a 60% customs duty on all cement classified as “other hydraulic cement”.View
November 13, 2018
10:00am
GYCV2017/015Quincy Mc Ewan, Seon Clarke, Joseph Fraser, Seyon Persaud v The Attorney General of GuyanaDelivery of the judgment in this matter where the appellants, who identify as transgender persons, are appealing their highly-publicized convictions for the offence of being men who were wearing female attire in public for an ‘improper purpose’, which is an offence in Guyana. The appellants are challenging this law on several grounds.View
November 9, 2018
2:00pm
TTOJ2018/003Jason Jones v Council for Legal Education, Council for Human Social Development and Council for Trade and Economic DevelopmentJudgment will be delivered in this matter where Jason Jones argued that the automatic acceptance of persons graduating with law degrees from the University of the West Indies (UWI) into the law schools, and the requirement for the holders of "non-UWI" law degrees to sit an entrance exam to gain entrance to the law schools, amounts to breaches of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas. View
October 23, 2018
10:00am
DMCV 2018/001 & DMCA 2013/007Mariette Warrington v Dominica Broadcasting CorporationMs. Mariette Warrington had been employed with the Dominica Broadcasting Corporation (DBC) as manager of the radio broadcasting services under two consecutive employment contracts which ended in 2008. Ms. Warrington continued to perform the functions of manager until 2010 when the DBC’s Board terminated her employment. The Court of Appeal ruled in favour of the DBC and Ms. Warrington is seeking to overturn this decision on the basis that the DBC breached the implied contract of employment that existed between the parties and seeks compensation in the sum of $ 459,900. 00 EC Dollars. However, the DBC claims that there could be no implied contract of employment on the basis that they did not receive the advice of the Prime Minister as required by law.View
October 17, 2018
2:30pm
BZCR2017/005Japhet Bennett v The QueenJudgment will be delivered in this matter from Belize. Mr. Japhet Bennett, who was convicted of murder in 2013, is appealing his conviction. He contends that the prosecution’s case hinged on the account of a sole witness, who told the police that he had been seen Mr. Bennett standing over the deceased’s body with a gun. The witness later denied that claim during the trial. View
October 17, 2018
2:00pm
BZCV2017/003Titan International Securities Inc v The Attorney General of Belize & The Financial Intelligence Unit The CCJ will deliver judgment in this matter which saw Titan International Securities Inc appealing the decision of the Court of Appeal of Belize to set aside an award of $4.460 million USD in compensatory damages after a search and seizure of Titan’s premises.View
October 16, 2018
10:00am
GYCV2017/014Chandra Ramotar Singh v Bhagwantlall Mossal & Alvin AlvesMr. Chandra Singh is seeking to cancel the land title of Mr. Alvin Alves which a High Court Judge found was obtained through fraud. However, when the matter was appealed to the Court of Appeal, Mr. Singh’s claim failed.  The Court of Appeal found that the High Court Judge erred when he cancelled Mr. Alves’ title and that Mr. Singh had no legal capacity to bring the claim based on its interpretation of previous CCJ decisions on the remedies available under an agreement for sale in Guyana. View
October 12, 2018
11:00am
BZCV2018/001Cruise Solutions Limited and Discovery Expeditions Ltd. v
The Commissioner of General Sales Tax and
The Attorney General of Belize
Judgment will be delivered in the dispute between the parties on whether the tour services provided by the companies to passengers from cruise ships visiting Belize are zero-rated or are taxable at the rate of 12.5%.View
October 11, 2018
10:00am
GYCV2018/004Sharaz Aflli Edoo v Mohamed EdooThis case concerns a dispute between two brothers over a contract for the sale and purchase of land situated in Berbice, Guyana made in 1987. Mr Sharaz Edoo argued that following his brother’s complaint that the purchase price was too expensive, and subsequent events that followed a disagreement between them, the contract was brought to an end. This was rejected by the lower court and Mr. Sharaz Eddo is now challenging the judgment of the High Court which was affirmed by the Court of Appeal, that ordered the property transferred to his brother.View
October 2, 2018
11:00am
BZCR2018/001Dioncicio Salazar v The QueenDionicio Salazar was convicted of the murder of Marlon Riviera in 2016 in a judge only trial. He is seeking to have his conviction overturned on the basis that the trial judge failed to direct herself on the weight to be given to the untested deposition of Dean Dougal. Dougal, one of the main prosecution witnesses, died prior to trial and was not able to give live evidence. He is also arguing that the trial judge wrongly considered a portion of a transcript from a murder trial in which he was acquitted in 2015. View
October 1, 2018
10:00am
TTOJ2018/003Jason Jones v Council for Legal Education, Council for Human Social Development and Council for Trade and Economic DevelopmentJason Jones filed an application for special leave against the Council of Legal Education, Council for Social and Human Development and Council for Trade and Economic Development alleging that the automatic acceptance of persons graduating with law degrees from the University of the West Indies (UWI) into the law schools, and the requirement for the holders of "non-UWI" law degrees to sit an entrance exam to gain entrance to the law schools, amounts to breaches of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas. This is the hearing of two preliminary objections made by the CLE and CARICOM.View
July 31, 2018
11:00am
BZCV2017/004Dean Boyce, British Caribbean Bank Ltd and Lord Michael Ashcroft King v JLSCJudgment will be delivered in this matter where the appellants in are challenging the decision of the Judicial and Legal Services Commission (JLSC) to refuse to move forward with a complaint against the Hon Mr Justice Awich.View
July 30, 2018
11:00am
BZCV2014/002Maya Leaders & Others v The Attorney General of BelizeThis is the latest hearing in this ongoing matter to provide a status update to the Court on the progress made in implementing the Consent Order. On April 22, 2015 the parties in this case entered into a Consent Order in which, among other things, the government of Belize agreed to develop a mechanism to recognise the land rights of the indigenous Maya people.View
July 25, 2018
9:00am
TTOJ2018/001Trinidad Cement Limited
v
The State of Trinidad, Rock Hard Distribution Limited and Mootilal Ramhit and Sons Limited
Trinidad Cement Limited is alleging that the State of Trinidad and Tobago has applied the incorrect classification to Rock Hard Cement which is imported from Turkey and is distributed in Trinidad and Tobago by Mootilal Ramhit and Sons Contracting Limited and Rock Hard Distribution Limited, the regional distributor. TCL claims that Trinidad and Tobago has breached several provisions of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas by applying a Common External Tariff (CET) rate of 0% on Rock Hard Cement instead of the appropriate rate of 15%.View
July 20, 2018
1:00pm
Special Sitting of the Caribbean Court of Justice to honour the Hon. Mr. Justice Adrian Saunders, at the High Court, St VincentThe Honorable Mr. Justice Wit and various speakersThe second Special Sitting takes place in Mr. Justice Saunders’ home country of St. Vincent and the Grenadines at the House of Assembly in Kingstown. View
July 17, 2018
10:10am
BZCV2018/001

Cruise Solutions Limited and Discovery Expeditions Ltd. v
The Commissioner of General Sales Tax and
The Attorney General of Belize
The Court will hear a tax appeal involving two licensed tour operators, Cruise Solutions Ltd and Discovery Expeditions Ltd, and the Commissioner of General Sales Tax and the Attorney General of Belize. The dispute between the parties surrounds whether the tour services provided by the tour operators to passengers from cruise ships visiting Belize are zero-rated under the General Sales Tax Act or are taxable at the rate of 12.5%.View
July 16, 2018
10:00am
BBCV2017/005Patrick Hill v Sagicor Life Inc.Mr Hill, had applied to the Court of Appeal of Barbados seeking leave to appeal its ruling which overturned the decision of the Severance Payments Tribunal, the court decided that in accordance with the Constitution, the question of jurisdiction should be determined by the CCJ.
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July 13, 2018
9:30am
Special Sitting of the Court to honour the Hon. Mr. Justice Adrian SaundersThe Honorable Mr. Justice Wit and various speakersThis is the first of two Special Sittings of the Court to honour its new President, at the Seat of the Court in Trinidad and Tobago.View
July 10, 2018
2:30pm
BZCR2017/004The Queen v Gilbert HenryJudgment will delivered in this case where Mr Gilbert Henry was convicted of the indictable offence of dangerous harm in 2012 and sentenced to five years of imprisonment. Belize's DPP is appealing to the Caribbean Court of Justice to reinstate the oral judgment which had been reversed by the Court of Appeal.View
July 10, 2018
10:00am
GYCV2018/003Sattie Basdeo and Roxanne St. Hill
v Guyana Sugar Corporation, Noel Holder and
The Attorney General of Guyana
The applicants in this matter are seeking special leave to appeal the decision of Guyana’s Court of Appeal which refused to, among other things, quash the decision of the Guyana Sugar Corporation, to sever the employment of approximately 4400 workers when they closed the operations of some sugar estates in December 2017.View
July 4, 2018
4:00pm
The installation ceremony of the Hon. Mr. Justice Saunders as the President of the Caribbean Court of JusticeHis Excellency The Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen, ON, GCMG, CD, KSt.J, Governor-General of Jamaica The Hon. Mr. Justice Adrian Saunders will be sworn-in as the 3rd President of the CCJ as one of the activities surrounding the 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in Jamaica.View
June 29, 2018
10:00am
BZCV2017/003Titan International Securities Inc v The Attorney General of Belize & The Financial Intelligence Unit Titan International Securities Inc appeals to the Caribbean Court of Justice against the decision of the Court of Appeal of Belize to set aside an award of $4.460 million USD in compensatory damages. Both the High Court and the Court of Appeal agreed that a search and seizure of Titan’s premises was conducted in an unreasonable and excessive manner and in breach of its constitutional rights against arbitrary and unlawful interference with its privacy, but the Court of Appeal held that Titan did not prove that the losses suffered were a result of the contravention of its constitutional rights. Titan is also challenging the constitutionality of section 18 of the Mutual Legal Assistance and International Cooperation Act.View
June 28, 2018
10:00am
GYCV2017/015Quincy Mc Ewan, Seon Clarke, Joseph Fraser, Seyon Persaud v The Attorney General of GuyanaThe appellants, who identify as transgender persons, are appealing their highly-publicized convictions for the offence of being men who were wearing female attire in public for an ‘improper purpose’, which is an offence in Guyana. The appellants are challenging this law on several grounds, including that it is discriminatory and inconsistent with the Constitution of Guyana.View
June 27, 2018
10:00am
BBCR2017/002 & 003Jabari Sensimania Nervais v The Queen & Dwayne Omar Severin v The QueenJudgment will be delivered in this consolidation of death penalty appeals from Barbados. Both men were convicted of murder in separate cases and sentenced to death. They are appealing against their convictions for murder and the central issue uniting both appeals is that of the constitutionality of the mandatory sentence of death.View
June 26, 2018
11:00am
BZCV2017/004Dean Boyce
British Caribbean Bank Ltd & Lord Michael Ashcroft King v JLSC
The appellants in this appeal are challenging the decision of the Judicial and Legal Services Commission (JLSC) to refuse to move forward with a complaint against a judge. They are asserting that the JLSC should determine whether the Hon Mr Justice Awich, currently a Justice of Appeal in the Court of Appeal of Belize, should be investigated for misbehaviour and/or inability arising from concerns over “excessive delays in the delivery of judgments” while he was a Judge of the Supreme Court. Previously the Court of Appeal had upheld the JLSC’s decision not to recommend investigation of the allegations, disagreeing with the trial judge that the concerns were relevant to the Judge serving in his current role.View
June 26, 2018
10:00am
GYCV2017/008The Attorney General of Guyana
v
Cedric Richardson
Judgment will be delivered in this matter where Guyana's AG is seeking to overturn the Court of Appeal’s decision which held that an Act passed by the government to amended Article 90 of the Constitution by introducing new criteria for eligibility to run for the office of President of the Republic indirectly breached Articles 1 and 9 of the Constitution. Those articles give the electorate of Guyana the right to elect a President of their choice.View
June 20, 2018
10:00am
GYCV2017/011Rajpattie Thakur v Deodat Ori Judgment will be delivered in this matter involving a land dispute in Guyana. The appellant claims prescriptive title to the disputed property while Mr. Ori claims ownership on the basis that he holds the paper title.View
June 18, 2018
11:00am
BZCR2017/004The Queen v Gilbert HenryMr Gilbert Henry was convicted of the indictable offence of dangerous harm in 2012 and sentenced to five years of imprisonment. An appeal was heard in March 2017 and on March 22nd, an oral judgment was delivered which dismissed the appeal and affirmed his conviction and sentence. The court added that reasons for the decision and orders would follow. However, when the written judgment was delivered in June 2017, the Court of Appeal allowed the appeal and quashed the conviction. The DPP is appealing to the Caribbean Court of Justice to reinstate the oral judgment of 22 March 2017.View
June 1, 2018
11:00am
BZCV2017/001The Belize Bank Ltd. v The Attorney GeneralThe CCJ will deliver judgment in the last two of three post-judgment applications between the Belize Bank Ltd and the Attorney General of Belize, all of which were heard on March 14, 2018. The Court will give its decision on the Bank’s application (and the Attorney-General’s counter application) for enforcement orders against the Minister of Finance. In 2017, the CCJ authorized the Bank to enforce a BZ$36.89m international arbitration award against the Government.View
May 29, 2018
10:00am
BBCV2018/001James Ifill v The Attorney General of Barbados & The Chief Personnel OfficerThe appellant, a Transport Inspector employed within the Barbados Public Service, was directed to "compulsorily resign" from his post after an investigation found him guilty of seven charges of misconduct. He is challenging his removal from office on the basis that it violated the Barbados Constitution and he is also seeking his wages and benefits from the time at which he was directed to resign.View
May 16, 2018
09:00am
Special Sitting of the Court to mark the retirement from office of the Rt. Hon. Sir Charles Michael Dennis Byron, President of the Caribbean Court of Justice at the High Court of Antigua and Barbuda View
May 13, 2018
11:00am
BBCV2018/002Eddy David Ventose v Chief Electoral OfficerProfessor Ventose, a St Lucian national who has lived in Barbados for several years, is seeking to be included on the Barbados' voters' list. The Chief Justice of Barbados, sitting as a trial judge, after hearing arguments on the matter, had issued the order compelling the Chief Electoral Officer to allow him to vote. The Court of Appeal very recently ruled that Professor Ventose was entitled to be registered to vote but stopped short of compelling the Chief Electoral Officer to do so. Instead, ordering the CEO to determine Professor Ventose's claim within 24 hours. Professor Ventose is turning to the CCJ to for final determination on the matter.View
May 11, 2018
10:00am
GYCR2016/001 & 002James Anthony Hyles, Mark Royden Williams v The Director of Public ProsecutionsThe CCJ will deliver judgement in a consolidation of appeals from Guyana brought by Mark Williams and James Hyles against the decision of the Court of Appeal. Both men previously went on trial for 11 counts of murder arising from an incident dubbed the Lusignan Massacre.View
May 10, 2018
10:30am
GYCV2017/003Kowsal Narine, as Executor of the Estate of Nateram, Dec'd v Deonarine Natram, Ashbourne Lipton Chan and Foster Gilford ChanThe CCJ will deliver judgment in this case to resolve a land dispute among brothers.The appellant is seeking to overturn the decision of the Court of Appeal which reversed the order of the High Court judge who had granted a declaration of title in his favour.View
May 10, 2018
10:00am
BBCR2017/001Teerauth Persaud v The Queen Judgment will be delivered in this matter where Mr. Teerath Persaud, who plead guilty to manslaughter, appealed to have his sentence reduced on the basis that it is excessive.View
May 04, 2018
10:00am
GYCV2018/002Rodrigues Architects Limited v NBSLJudgment will be delivered in this matter which is concerns a fee dispute related to the construction of NBSL’s head office. NBSL had been granted a stay of execution of a previous judgment pending the appeal and the architecture firm has objected and had asked the CCJ to determine the correct procedure for granting a stay of execution of a judgment.View
April 19, 2018
10:00am
GYCV2017/010Bauxite Company of
Guyana Inc.
v
Haresh Narine Sugrim
This matter concerns a dispute between the Guyana Bauxite Company and the respondent, Mr Haresh Narine Sugrim, who owns a dredging company, regarding the volume of material excavated by the respondent and the amount that is payable to the dredging company under the contract. The High Court awarded damages of US$992,123.00 to Mr Sugrim which the Court of Appeal later reduced by 20%. The Respondent is also cross-appealing this reduction by the Court of Appeal. Both parties are seeking to challenge the damages awarded by the High Court and Court of Appeal.View
April 12, 2018
10:00am
GYCV2017/017Rodrigues Architects Limited
v
New Building Society Limited
This is a special leave application from Guyana that arises from a fee dispute. A High Court judgment ordered New Building Society Ltd. (NBSL) to pay over GY $15m plus interest to Rodrigues Architects Ltd. for services provided in relation to the construction of NBSL’s head office. NBSL filed an appeal and was granted a stay of execution of the judgment pending the appeal. The architecture firm has objected and is asking the CCJ to determine the correct procedure for granting a stay of execution of a judgment.View
April 11, 2018
11:00am
BZCR2017/005Japhet Bennett v The Queen
Mr. Japhet Bennett, who was convicted of murder in 2013, is appealing his conviction. He contends that the prosecution’s case hinged on the account of a sole witness, who told the police that he had been seen Mr. Bennett standing over the deceased’s body with a gun. The witness later denied that claim during the trial. Mr. Bennett contends that the witness’ previous inconsistent statement should not have been admitted into evidence and that the judge should have withdrawn the case from the jury.View
March 29, 2018
3:00 pm
BZCR2015/001&2
BZCV2017/002
Gregory August &
Alwin Gabb
v The Queen

AND

Kent Herrera
Nikita Usher
Valdemar Castillo
Vildo Marin
Eugenio EK
Leonardo Varela
v
Supervisor of Insurance, Minister of Finance and Attorney General
Two judgments will be delivered this afternoon.

1.Judgement will be delivered in this case brought by holders of CLICO's Executive Flexible Premium Annity policies against Belize's Minister of Finance, Attorney General and Supervisor of Insurance.

2. Judgment will be delivered in two consolidated criminal appeals from Belize. Gregory August and Alwin Gabb have challenged the constitutionality of their respective life sentences for murder. Additionally, Mr. August has also appealed his 2012 murder conviction on the basis that various aspects of his trial were unfair and the conviction was improper.
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March 26, 2018
10:00am
BBCV2017/004 Sandy Lane Hotel v
Juliana Cato, Wayne Johnson and Charmaine Poyer
Judgment will be delivered in this case where the hotel is seeking to challenge a decision of the Barbados Court of Appeal to refuse to extend the time within which an appeal was filed in relation to a decision to a wrongful dismissal matter. View
March 21, 2018
11:00am
BZCV2017/001The Belize Bank Ltd. v The Attorney General
Judgment will be delivered in one of three post-judgment applications. In this application, the Attorney General of Belize seeks an order specifying the interest rate applicable on a 2013 arbitration award found enforceable by the CCJ, is 6% and not the 17% stipulated in the award.View
March 16, 2018
10:00am
GYCV2018/001The Medical Council of Guyana
v Jose Ocampo Trueba
Dr Trueba, filed an application for judicial review in the High Court seeking orders to overturn the Council’s decision to refuse his application for a full status licence. The High Court dismissed Dr Trueba’s application. On appeal, the Court of Appeal found that the High Court Judge did not consider whether Dr Trueba’s case was so exceptional that it could only be resolved by judicial review. The Medical Council is seeking to overturn this decision.View
March 15, 2018
3:00pm
BZCV2014/002Maya Leaders & Ors v The Attorney General of Belize
The CCJ is continuing to hold post-judgment hearings to monitor the progress of compliance.View
March 14, 2018
10:00am
BZCV2017/001The Belize Bank Ltd. v The Attorney GeneralThe hearing of 3 post-judgment applications. The Bank ultimately seeks an order directing the Minister of Finance to pay a 2013 arbitral award of over BZ$91M, which this Court determined to be enforceable. The Attorney General challenges that application and also asks the CCJ to correct its judgment and seeks an order to reduce the post-judgment interest.View
March 13, 2018
10:00am
GYCV2017/013Deorani Singh v The Attorney General of Guyana and National and Commercial Investments LTD. Judgment will be delivered in this matter that concerns the compulsory acquisition on property by the Government of Guyana in 1982. View
March 12, 2018
10:00am
GYCV2017/008 The Attorney General of Guyana v.
Cedric Richardson
The Appellant is seeking to overturn the Court of Appeal’s decision which held that an Act passed by the government to amended Article 90 of the Constitution by introducing new criteria for eligibility to run for the office of President of the Republic, indirectly breached Articles 1 and 9 of the Constitution which gives the electorate of Guyana the right to elect a President of their choice.View
March 5, 2018
10:15am
BBCV2017/004Sandy Lane Hotel Co. Ltd v Cato and OthersThe appellant is seeking to challenge a decision of the Barbados Court of Appeal to refuse to extend the time within which an appeal was filed. The appeal was filed in relation to a decision by a Magistrate in a wrongful dismissal action that was made in favour of the respondents. View
March 5, 2018
10:00am
GYCV2017/005Guyana Stores Ltd
v
The AG
The Revenue Authority
The Commissioner General of the Revenue Authority
Judgment delivery for this matter.View
February 23, 2018
10:00 am
BBCR2017/001
Teerauth Persaud
v
The Queen
Mr. Teerath Persaud pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to 25 years in prison. He is now seeking to have his sentence reduced on the basis that it is excessive, especially when compared to the sentence of his co-accused, who also pleaded guilty to manslaughter but was sentenced to 16 years imprisonment by a different judge. View
February 19, 2018
11:00 am
BZCV2014/002The Maya Leaders Alliance & 23 Other Villages v The Attorney General of BelizeThis is the latest hearing in this ongoing matter to provide a status update to the Court on the progress made in implementing the Consent Order. On April 22, 2015 the parties in this case entered into a Consent Order in which, among other things, the government of Belize agreed to develop a mechanism to recognise the land rights of the indigenous Maya people. View
February 07, 2018
10:00 am
GYCV2017/013Deorani Singh
v
The Attorney General of Guyana, Industrial and Commercial & Investments Limited
The property central to this appeal was compulsorily acquired by the Government of Guyana in 1982. The courts below found that the acquisition breached the right to property in Article 142(1) of the Guyana Constitution. The appellant is appealing the award of $30 million in damages for said breach and is asking this Court to declare that the property is not owned by the state and to award damages of $452 million for loss of income in respect of said property for the last 35 years.View
January 31, 2018
10:00 am
GYCV2017/011Rajpattie Thakur, in her capacity as the Executrix of the Will of Dolarie Thakur, aka Dolarie Takur
v
Deodat Ori
The Appellant claims prescriptive title to the disputed property via a will while the Respondent claims ownership on the basis that he purchased the disputed property and holds the paper title (Transport).View
January 30, 2018
11:00 am
BZCV2017/002Kent Herrera
Nikita Usher
Valdemar Castillo
Vildo Marin
Eugenio EK
Leonardo Varela
v
Alma Gomez (Supervisor of Insurance)
Dean Barrow (Minister of Finance)
Attorney General
The Appellants are all policy holders of the CLICO Executive Flexible Premium Annity Policies (EFPA Policies) and are asking for several declarations refused by the Supreme Court of Belize, as well as damages, against the Respondents arising from CLICO’s breach of statutory duty.View
January 25, 2018
9:00 am
BBCR2017/002 & 003Jabari Sensimania Nervais & Dwayne Omar Severin
v
The Queen
The matter is a consolidation of appeals from Barbados brought by Dwayne Omar Severin and Jabari Sensimania Nervais. Both were convicted of murder in separate cases and sentenced to death. They are appealing against their convictions for murder and the central issue uniting both appeals is that of the constitutionality of the mandatory sentence of death
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January 24, 2018
9:00 am
BBCR2017/002 & 003Jabari Sensimania Nervais & Dwayne Omar Severin
v
The Queen
The matter is a consolidation of appeals from Barbados brought by Dwayne Omar Severin and Jabari Sensimania Nervais. Both were convicted of murder in separate cases and sentenced to death. They are appealing against their convictions for murder and the central issue uniting both appeals is that of the constitutionality of the mandatory sentence of death
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January 19, 2018
10:00 am
GYCV2017/005Guyana Stores Ltd
v
The AG
The Revenue Authority
The Commissioner General of the Revenue Authority
This matter concerns tax liability that arose when the company was publicly owned. It was transferred to private ownership and disputed the tax liability on constitutional grounds. View
January 17, 2018
10:00 am
GYCV2017/003Kowsal Narine, as Executor of the Estate of Nateram, dec’d
v
Deonarine Natram, Ashbourne Lipton Chan & Foster Gilford Chan
The matter concerns a dispute between two brothers over property owned by their deceased father. The appellant is seeking to overturn the decision of the Court of Appeal which reversed the order of the High Court judge who had granted a declaration of title in his favour.View
January 15, 2018
11:00 am
BZCV2011/002 BZCV2014/005
BZCV2014/008
Dean Boyce
Trustees of the BTL Employees Trust
Dunkeld Int. Ltd
v
The Attorney General of Belize
The Minister of Public Utilities
This is a post judgment application filed by Dean Boyce, Trustees of the BTL Employees Trust and Dunkeld Int. Ltd. seeking to overturn an injunction granted by the High Court of Belize in favour of Sunshine Ltd., a company owned by the government of Belize. View
December 14, 2017
10:00 am
GYCV2017/012University of Guyana v Clairmonte Cletus CoxThe University of Guyana has appealed to the CCJ to overturn the Court of Appeal’s dismissal of its challenge to a 2014 decision made by the High Court. In its 2014 decision, the High Court granted orders in Mr Cox’s favour nullifying the University’s decision to refuse his application for a review of examination marks in two failed law courses primarily on the basis of his non-payment of fees.View
December 06, 2017
9:30 am
GYCV2017/007 & 009Blairmont Rice Investments Inc v Kayman Sankar, Kayman Sankar Investments Limited and Beni Sankar
&
Wayne Vieira v Guyana Geology and Mines Commission

Judgment will be delivered in this matter brought by the Blairmont Rice Investment Inc. challenging the decision of the Court of Appeal of Guyana to proceed with the hearing of an appeal without the trial judge’s written reasons for his decision. The judge found that Blairmont was in breach of the agreements entered into with the respondents and was required to surrender possession of certain properties to them.

&

Judgment will be delivered in this matter brought by Mr Wayne Vieira, a gold miner, who has challenged the decision of the Court of Appeal of Guyana to reverse the decision of the High Court which had quashed a Cease Work Order issued against him by the Guyana Geology & Mines Commission. Mr Vieira is contending that the order was not validly issued nor was it retroactively validated by the Amerindian (Validation Commencement) Act 2010.
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December 01, 2017
1:00 pm
GYCV2017/009Wayne Vieira v Guyana Geology and Mines CommissionMr Wayne Vieira, a gold miner, has appealed against the decision of the Court of Appeal of Guyana to reverse the decision of the High Court which had quashed a Cease Work Order issued against him on November 26, 2010, on the grounds that the Order was not validly issued nor was it retroactively validated by the Amerindian (Validation Commencement) Act 2010.View
November 22, 2017
11:00am
BZCV2017/001The Belize Bank Limited v The Attorney General of BelizeJudgment will be delivered in this matter brought by Belize Bank challenging the Court of Appeal’s refusal to grant an order permitting the Bank to enforce a 2013 arbitration award against the Government of Belize, who resist on public policy grounds.View
November 07, 2017
11:00am
BZCV2016/002PROGRESSO HEIGHTS LTD v PITTS & ELRINGTON
WILFRED ELRINGTON
This is the hearing of a post-judgment application made by the Appellant after the Court entered judgment in August 2017 ordering the Respondents to deliver certain land transfer documents to the Appellant. The Second Respondent has informed the Court that having conducted a search, he was unable to locate the relevant land transfer/title documents. View
November 01, 2017
11:00am
CONSOLIDATED APPEALS
BZCV2011/002
BZCV2014/004
BZCV2014/008
DEAN BOYCE,
TRUSTEES OF THE BTL EMPLOYEES TRUST &
DUNKELD INT. INV. LTD v THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF BELIZE & THE MINISTER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES
Judgment will be delivered in this matter that concerns the terms of a Settlement Agreement for compensation to be paid by the Government of Belize for the compulsory acquisition of shares in Belize Telemedia Ltd and associated securities and companies.View
October 30, 2017
3:00pm
BZCV2014/002THE MAYA LEADERS & ORS v THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF BELIZEA post-judgement hearing continues, following the one held on October 23rd 2017, to determine next steps after a consent order was made for the Government of Belize to develop a mechanism to recognise the land rights of the indigenous Maya people.View
October 30, 2017
10:00am
GYCV2017/006THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF GUYANA v DIPCON ENGINEERINGThe Attorney General of Guyana is seeking to overturn the decision of the Court of Appeal, to disallow an extension of time to file an appeal, on the basis that there were outstanding circumstances that resulted in the government’s delay of seven months. View
October 23, 2017
11:00am
BZCV2014/002The Maya Leaders & Ors v The Attorney General of BelizeOn April 22, 2015 the parties in this case entered into a Consent Order in which, among other things, the government of Belize agreed to develop a mechanism to recognise the land rights of the indigenous Maya people. This hearing is to provide a status update to the Court on the progress made in implementing the Consent Order.View
October 19, 2017
9:00am
CONSOLIDATED APPEALS
BZCV2011/002
BZCV2014/004
BZCV2014/008
Dean Boyce
Trustees of the BTL Employees Trust
Dunkeld Int. Ltd
V
The Attorney General of Belize
The Minister of Public Utilities
The parties are seeking the Court’s interpretation of the terms of a Settlement Agreement (attached as a Schedule to the Telecommunications Acquisition Settlement Act No 14 of 2015) made between them on September 11, 2015 for compensation to be paid by the Government of Belize for the compulsory acquisition of shares in Belize Telemedia Ltd and associated securities and companies.View
October 17, 2017
10:00am
BZCV2017/001The Belize Bank Limited v The Attorney General of BelizeAn appeal from Belize brought by the Bank challenging the Court of Appeal’s decision to refuse to grant an order permitting it (the Bank) to enforce a 2013 arbitral award. The Government resists on public policy grounds.View
October 12, 2017
1:00pm
GYCV2017/004Rosemarie Ramdehol v Haimwant RamdeholThe case concerns the division of business and personal assets between two former spouses arising from their divorce in 1998 and determining whether a letter detailing the division of these assets in 2012 is binding.View Now
July 07, 2017
10:00am
GYCR2016/001
GYCR2016/002
James Anthony Hyles v The Director of Public Prosecution of Guyana

Mark Royden Williams v The Director of Public Prosecution of Guyana
This is a consolidation of appeals from Guyana brought by Mark Williams and James Hyles against the decision of the Court of Appeal which ordered their retrial. Both men previously went on trial for 11 counts of murder arising from one incident. View Now
July 05, 2017
9:30am
BZCR2015/001
BZCR2015/002
Gregory August v The Queen
Alwin Gabb v The Queen
The matter is a consolidation of appeals from Belize brought by Gregory August and Alwin Gabb. Both were convicted of murder in separate cases and sentenced to life imprisonment. The central issue uniting both appeals is that of the constitutionality of the mandatory minimum life sentence imposed on them.View Now