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This was a medical negligence claim. The Plaintiff claimed that the Defendant’s medical staff at the hospital were negligent in not performing a colonoscopy earlier, which would have led to the discovery of a malignant tumor in his sigmoid colon.

These consolidated proceedings concern the assessment of damages for false imprisonment. The Plaintiffs entered the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) illegally and were apprehended and detained at the Immigration Detention Centre (IDC) for different periods of about 316 or 320 days. The Defendants admitted liability for false imprisonment. 

The Defendant was before the Court for sentencing following his guilty pleas to two counts of attempted rape and one count of rape with respect to D.R, a child under the age of sixteen (16) years; and five counts of rape with respect to S.P, a child under the age of thirteen (13) years old, contrary to sections 3 and 7 respectively, of the Sexual Offences Ordinance 2020 (the Ordinance). 

The Applicants applied for Judicial Review seeking certiorari, mandamus and declaratory relief, pertaining to the refusal by the Director of Immigration of the Applicants request to work pending the determination of their Asylum Applications. 

The Appellant appealed against his conviction of theft, on the grounds that the conviction could not be supported having regard to the totality of the evidence and as the Chief Magistrate failed to have any or any sufficient regard to the inconsistencies in the Crown's case.

The Plaintiff pleaded that whilst cycling in Blue Hills, Providenciales, he was struck by a white Ford F150 truck, that was being driven by the Defendant. The Plaintiff  said that he was thrown from his bicycle and suffered injury, loss, and damage. The Defendant denied that he caused the accident and asserted that he was “elsewhere on the island of Providenciales when the alleged accident happened if it happened at all.”