049 – The Matter of The Estate of Henry Thompson North

This case involves the expropriation of land as part of the Tucker’s Town expropriations and is focused on the area currently occupied by the Loren Hotel and the beach known as Pink Beach. Ms. Katherine Harlow (“the Claimant”) brought this case before the COI out of concern for the way in which the property was expropriated from her grandfather, Mr. Henry ‘Harry’ Thompson North, a Member of Colonial Parliament at the time. A key dispute in this matter is that the owner is alleged to have been made to sell his land in the understanding that  it was for the public benefit in terms of creating a public amenity (park and beach), whereas it was instead promptly sold off to a foreign developer.