Former Executive Director of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO), Carey Brown, had his application to the Appeal Court rejected on Tuesday as he sought to take his fight with the local anti-doping watchdog to the UK Privy Council. The decision was handed down by Justice Hilary Phillips, who headed the three-member panel of judges.
Justice Phillips indicated that Brown had failed to highlight to them the areas of law he intends to raise before the UK Law Lords. She said his challenge was more of a personal nature as he was still a public servant, employed as Director of Corporate Planning in the Ministry of Youth and Culture. Aagainst this background, Justice Phillips said his application was refused.
Brown's attorney, Hugh Wildman told RJR Sports that he would be applying directly to the Privy Council to challenge the termination. He argued that Brown's termination was unlawful, adding that his client is a public officer who can only be removed by the Governor General on the advice of the Public Service Commission after due process.
Brown, who was seconded to JADCO in 2013 as Executive Director, has been in a legal battle with the entity since the commission terminated his services in September 2017. In January, the Court of Appeal denied his appeal for a judicial review of his dismissal and he had sought leave to take his case to the Privy Council.