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Attorneys: Jail businessman

Attorneys: Jail businessman Joseph Jordan. (FP)

By Barry Alleyne | Fri, November 23, 2012 - 12:06 AM

Attorneys representing a St James business will today ask a judge to send outspoken businessman Joseph Jordan to prison for his breach of a court order.

The matter will be heard in the Supreme Court No 12 this morning by Justice Jacqueline Cornelius, after Justice Elneth Kentish recused herself from the case because she intended to seek legal action against Jordan for what she termed a “scurrilous” letter.

A reliable legal source told the WEEKEND NATION yesterday that Coach House Limited has made an application for Jordan be imprisoned for his breach of a July 5 court order issued by Kentish, warning him not to trespass on the property known as the Beach House and also from approaching and or remaining within 50 metres of the property.

On October 18 Jordan, accompanied by workmen, gave an order for the gate to be removed in the presence of a NATION team.

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Posted by robert shiels 1 year, 11 months ago
This man is standing alone against so many. I salute him for taking the stand against those who use money and power to walk over the normal everyday people of Barbados. God willing justice will prevail.

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Posted by Alicia Osborne 1 year, 11 months ago
If this gentleman does in fact have title deeds for this land then the only persons need jailing is the St.James businessmen. It appears the legal system in Barbados continues to waste time on clear cut cases continuing to exacerbate the backlog in the courts. This man owns the land then what is the argument.

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Posted by Tony Waterman 1 year, 11 months ago
This is a classic example of why the judiciary in Barbados is in such a mess, this Guy Jordan is always displaying hat he says prove that he is the owner of this disputed property, yet he is in court, had a court order aginst him which he ignored and might go to jail. why does someone in authority (The CJ perhaps) Halt this Case and examine those papers and titles in the land office, to see if this guy Jordan has a case as he has always said he did. maybe there is a grave injustice being perpetrated here. a case of Davis vs Goliath. this is not looking good for Barbados and it is not the first case of this kind, remember the case of the Chinese and the guy from England apparently he has Papers but the Chinese have the Land.One must ask the question:_What the Hell is Going on in Barbados??????

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Posted by Carl Harper 1 year, 11 months ago
What were you thinking, Mr Jordan? You don't mess with a court order, regardless of how unfair it may seem. Let justice run its course and hope that one day you can prove that the law is just an ass.

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Posted by Pan Wallie 1 year, 11 months ago
I agree that the CJ needs to intervene in this matter urgently. I also agree with a blogger that the law is not to be flouted, but there comes a time when one has got to stand against the odds in the pursuit of justice. I have seen some of the most untoward rulings happen in law Courts in Barbados. Sometimes one has to wonder if the learned legal officers are paying attention, have done their homework, or whether some rulings are a consequence of design rather than accident. The issue of 'judge shopping' does not escape us either and though it might be miniscule, attention needs to be paid before it's roots spread. Justice must be seen to be done. Why elsed do we have Courts of Law. Besides, between Land Registration Office, Land Tax Office and the Archives how could ownership and the inherent covenants be that difficult to resolve in this matter.

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