CCJ Orders Prescriptive Title In Guyanese Land Dispute

20 Jun 2018

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ordered that the appellant, Ms. Rajpattie Thakur in her capacity as the executrix of the will of her mother, Mrs. Dolarie Thakur, be declared the rightful owner of land at Plantation Mon Desir, Canal No. 2 West Bank Demerara in Guyana. The disputed land had been used as a farm by the family for over 40 years. Mr. Bissoon Thakur who was Ms. Thakur’s father and Mrs. Thakur’s husband, went into occupation of the land in the 1970’s, with the permission of the owner of the land, Mr. Prince Maison.  Mr. Thakur planted various crops without interruption until 1982.  In that year, the land was sold to Mr. Basil Basdeo for non-payment of rates and taxes.

 

Access the full Media Release here: CCJ Media Release 24_2018