The above judgement in the case Justin McIntosh, Brunetta McIntosh v First Caribbean International Bank (B’dos) Ltd was delivered since May 2009. To date, the bank has still not paid the cost for replacing the title deeds that it lost as ordered by the court. The Plaintiffs are poor people and cannot afford to engage counsel to seek redress. First Caribbean is aware of the financial state of the Plaintiffs and must therefore be cognizant of the financial and emotional stress this wilful delay continues to burden two ordinary Barbadians.
In summary: the Plaintiffs [Justin and Brunetta McIntosh] were experiencing financial difficulty in 2004 and started proceedings to sell the property that they owned which they had mortgaged to the First Caribbean. They could not sell because the bank had LOST the title deeds. The bank took responsibility in words [see judgement] but has reneged on its obligation to date. Why must the plaintiffs, or any Barbadians for that matter, have to tolerate a foreign institution demonstrating scant regard for our Court?
These poor Barbadians continue to suffer as a result of First Caribbean International Bank’s negligence and it appears that no one at that institution gives a damn. BU’s single request to the management of First Caribbean International Bank is to do right by this matter and we will not have to post a followup blog.