A Collection of Cases Decided in the Court of Review of British Guiana: 1856-1867

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Page 97 - the rule for jurisdiction is that nothing shall be intended to be out of the jurisdiction of a superior court but that which specially appears to be so, and, on the contrary, nothing shall be intended to be within the jurisdiction of an inferior court but that which is so expressly alleged;" and this rule has been so frequently repeated as to have become a maxim in the law.
Page 2 - Every person who shall use any threatening, abusive, or insulting words or behaviour with intent to provoke a breach of the peace, or whereby a breach of the peace may be occasioned : 14.
Page 35 - The wrongful or fraudulent taking, and carrying away, of the personal goods of another from any place with a felonious intent to convert them to the taker's own use, and make them his own property without the consent of the owner : " the " intent " must be to deprive the owner, not temporarily, but permanently, of his property.
Page 151 - Statute creating the offence or regulating the prosecution for the same, and in all cases of conviction upon Statutes hitherto passed, whether any particular form of conviction have been therein given or not, it shall be lawful for the Justice or Justices who shall so convict, to draw up his or their conviction, on parchment or on paper, in such one of the forms of conviction...
Page 78 - Application ; and if at any Time after the Expiration of One Calendar Month from the making of such Order as aforesaid it be made to appear to any One Justice, upon Oath or Affirmation, that any Sum to be paid in pursuance of such Order has not been paid, such Justice may, by Warrant under his Hand and Seal, cause such putative Father to be brought before any Two Justices...
Page 159 - Law ; and it shall not be necessary to make such Warrant returnable at any particular Time, but the same may remain in force until it shall be executed...
Page 158 - ... be a bar to any subsequent information or complaint for the same matters respectively against the same party...
Page 152 - No conviction or judgment in pursuance of this Act shall be quashed for want of form, and no warrant of imprisonment or for poinding and sale, and no extract of judgment, shall be held void by reason of any defect of form therein, provided it be therein mentioned or may be inferred therefrom that it is founded or has proceeded on a conviction or judgment, and there be a valid conviction or judgment to sustain the same.
Page 79 - That the said do pay unto the said the Mother of the said Bastard Child, so long as she shall live and shall be of sound Mind, and shall not be in any Gaol or Prison, or under Sentence of Transportation, or to the Person who may be appointed to have the Custody of such...
Page 150 - The acts constituting the alleged offense — murder — are stated " in ordinary and concise language, and in such manner as to enable a person of ordinary understanding to know what is intended.

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