CCJ Resolves Guyana Land Dispute Between Brothers

10 May 2018

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) today resolved a family dispute involving lands in Essequibo, Guyana. In 2002, Mr. Kowsal Narine filed a writ against his brother, Mr. Deonarine Natram, claiming that their father, Mr. Nateram, had been in possession of the lands since 1959 and had therefore acquired prescriptive title to the lands.  Mr. Kowsal Narine also claimed that he had acquired prescriptive title to the lands.  


In 1959, Nateram entered into an agreement to purchase the lands from Mr. Ashbourne Chan and Mr. Foster Chan, who were also named as defendants. Payments were made to the Chans but Mr. Nateram never paid the full purchase price although the Chans permitted him to take possession of the lands. The last payment was made to the Chans by Mr. Nateram in August 1965.


Access the full Media Release here: CCJ Media Release 16_2018