UPDATE: Jacqueline Theodore sent to jail

Theodore is said to be in contempt of court
Theodore is said to be in contempt of court

A High court Judge on Thursday remitted Jacqueline Theodore, a former Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Health, to 10 days in jail for contempt of court.

That’s because she failed to adhere to a court’s decision as the personal representative of the estate of her late husband, Ferdinand R. Theodore.

She had won a large sum of money from the Government of Dominica in a land matter but she is now embroiled in another court battle, with her daughter, Farah Jackie Theodore, who wants 1/6th of the amount as her share.

Farah Jackie is asking the court for an “injunctive and other interim relief” in the matter. She wants Jacqueline Theodore, as personal representative of Ferdinand Theodore, to pay over to her “the sum of $100,000 as an interim payment towards her 1/6th share of the estate/trust money that the respondent has in hand, that is to say monies received for and on behalf of the Estate of the deceased Ferdinand R. Theodore.”

Farah Jackie also sought an order thereafter freezing all bank accounts held by the respondent for the Estate of Ferdinand R. Theodore, if existent and in her own name, until full account of the entire Estate is given.

That Order was granted and filed on January 31, 2014. The court ordered that Farah is to be paid immediately 1/6th of $1,210,757 received by the executor and trustee, i.e. $201,792.83.

But Theodore disobeyed the order and lawyer for Farah Jackie Theodore, Henry Shillingford, filed contempt of court proceedings.

The court documents show that the Court of Appeal awarded compensation payable to Theodore, in the government land matter, as follows: loss of timber $1,377,600; cost of reforestation $169,950; crop damage $21,500.00: total $1,569,050.

Eventually, the Government agreed to pay the amount plus interest.

Lennox Lawrence is the lawyer for Jacqueline Theodore.

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33 Comments

  1. The Truth
    October 6, 2015

    hell with alu, leave ur lies in the street :-x

  2. 4-cars
    September 27, 2015

    What I will say is this : This lady is too damn pretty to sit in a jailhouse. “Contempt of court?” I’ve seen many who were in more serious “COC” than this pretty lady. Mam, is jealous dey jail-us of you.

  3. Muslim_Always
    September 26, 2015

    Whenever one has children the dynamics of life changes, the children have rights and responsibilities as well as parents.

    Both parties must respect what is due to the one who was oppressed thereafter go through the healing process, forgive – at the end of the day we cannot go to our graves with the money and land. Didn’t Mr. Theodore leave everything? Where is the wisdom in fighting for material things or withholding what is due to another person even if it is your child?

    Fear God/Allah and have wisdom.

  4. Kid On The Block
    September 25, 2015

    She will learn!

  5. Zafent Lover Boy
    September 25, 2015

    Patsy next. Wait for it.

  6. jan ovant
    September 25, 2015

    :This reminds me of a song by Gramacs ‘Le Conseyer say pa jeme yo ki ka paye’….(lawyers are never the ones that pay)

  7. Jcb
    September 24, 2015

    crazy

  8. observer
    September 24, 2015

    SUCH A DAMN ASHAME!!

  9. Dekarwatt
    September 24, 2015

    We can all sit back and be judgemental, how many of y’all know the real story?

    • September 25, 2015

      The real story is that the court made a ruling. The court must have examined the facts before making a ruling.

  10. world peace
    September 24, 2015

    Boy that so call justice system is something else. I wish they were hard as this on child molesters, rapist, murderers, money launderers, embezzellers, fraudsters, and the list goes on. Shame on the court. when the government took how many years to pay the mother, they did not send anybody jail, doh! I am personally fed up of dominica.

  11. REASONING
    September 24, 2015

    :?: Parents,don’t provoke your children to anger,,,If she’s due some of the monies,then the mother should render what’s hers… :?:

  12. MUDD
    September 24, 2015

    Children are very UNGRATEFUL that is why I’m not leaving none of my money for them to help me God. I will send them to school, feed them, clothe them, give them what they need and want but after that, it’s all about me. I taking my cruise and touring the world with the rest. Amen.

    • Me
      September 25, 2015

      Maybe its the way you raise them, i have clothed educated and loved my children . Tbey are not ungrateful or spoilt . And i shall enjoy my time with them because to me they are a blessing .

      • The Real Facts
        September 25, 2015

        Obviously, all children are not the same. There are some appreciative ones but there are some very bad ones. Some are among those who are of the same biological parents. It makes me wonder why.
        Those who have nice children can consider themselves extremely fortunate and hope they will never change.

      • The Real Facts
        September 25, 2015

        Your first few words are not necessarily so.

  13. Alas!
    September 24, 2015

    Why should a mother and daughter be embroiled in this mess? Money should not supersede relationship; you are both going to leave it behind. SMH.

  14. swferwrg
    September 24, 2015

    she pull u out of school……. STICK IT TO HER!!!!!! then go get your educational certificate.

  15. Not a herd follower
    September 24, 2015

    Sad of the rift between mother and daughter. It must really hurt family members. Sad to hear that the mother is going to jail.

  16. Brenda
    September 24, 2015

    Someone needs to explain to me the daughter’s stance? I am not getting it.

    Is my reading comprehension off?

    Was money owed to the daughter? Or, does the daughter feel entitled to a portion of the money?

    Somebody, anybody?

    Meanwhile the lawyers are smiling.

    • Kakarat
      September 24, 2015

      It appears that the property belonged to the father. Therefore the daughter is entitled by law to a share of the father’s estate. The mother, for whatever reason was withholding the share to which the daughter is legally entitled.

    • Mamizoo
      September 24, 2015

      According to the article it seem like this is money due to the daughter. The court could not have issued an order to the mum if the daughter was not entitled to her share of the estate. The 1/6 portion was derived from some legal premise I assume.
      Mamizoo en no lawyer by the way. This is just my observation. Other than that I offer no comment in this family matter. I just hope that family love and preservation becomes more important than money.

    • I love my pm
      September 24, 2015

      feel entitled

    • Da massive
      September 24, 2015

      It’s the daughter fathers land. He has other kids also. She checking why shud the mom be the only beneficiary..

    • Phillip Joseph
      September 24, 2015

      Brenda, are you serious about your question or just being sarcastic?

      The 2nd paragraph clearly states that the mother failed to follow the court’s decision as the personal representative of the estate of her late husband, Ferdinand R. Theodore. So the money does not belong to her in full, but to her former (dead) husband’s ESTATE. Estate is the important word there that may make the daughter part owner of the large sum of money she got.

      Hope you understand clearly now.

  17. September 24, 2015

    As it was in the beginning so shall it be at the end. Heaven and Earth shall pass away but God’s Words shall not, it is written, that parents will turn against their children, children against their parents, brothers against brothers, sisters against sisters and the list goes on. Family feud is a sad and bab thing

    • The Real Facts
      September 24, 2015

      These things do come to pass according to Holy Scripture.. There is a lot of that in the world.

  18. not surprised
    September 24, 2015

    Willy Lynch Syndrome.

  19. just saying G
    September 24, 2015

    OMG!

    • Brenda
      September 24, 2015

      Sad isn’t it.

      I want to cry for the human race sometimes.

  20. Zandoli
    September 24, 2015

    This saga reminds of me of this O’Jays song:

    “For The Love Of Money”

    Money, money, money, money, money [6x]
    Some people got to have it
    Some people really need it
    Listen to me y’all, do things
    Do things, do bad things with it
    You wanna do things, do things
    Do things, good things with it
    Talk about cash money, money
    Talk about cash money
    Dollar bills, yall

    For the love of money
    People will steal from their mother
    For the love of money
    People will rob their own brother
    For the love of money
    People can’t even walk the street
    Because they never know
    Who in the world they’re gonna beat
    For that lean, mean, mean green
    Almighty dollar, money

    For the love of money
    People will lie, Lord, they will cheat
    For the love of money
    People don’t care who they hurt or beat
    For the love of money
    A woman will sell her precious body
    For a small piece of paper
    It carries a lot of weight
    Call it lean, mean, mean green

    Almighty…

    • Aren't we all losing it?
      September 24, 2015

      Zandoli just b4 I read ur comment it came to mind & I was inclined to write just that lolGreat minds or fed up with bull minds think alike.. Not even David & recently Erika can put sense in peeps heads. the earthly things seem to dominate.

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