Draft by Registrar K.W. Barnwell Certifying No Arrest Warrant for Jim Jones

[Editor’s note: This is a draft document with many handwritten changes and additions.]


2977 • No. 2584 • DEMERARA


In the matter of JOHN VICTOR STOEN, an infant


In the matter of an application by
GRACE LUCY STOEN by and through her
Lawful attorney Jeffrey A. Haas, for
a Writ of Habeas Corpus and Sub judiciem,


In the matter of the Civil Law Act, Chapter 6:01

I, K.W. BARNWELL, Registrar of the High Court of the Supreme Court of Judicature of Guyana do hereby certify that so far as can be ascertained from the records in the Registry of the Supreme Court, there is no extant order of the Court or writ or other process directed to the Marshal of the Supreme Court or other lawful authority to arrest, apprehend, detain or otherwise restrain the person of Rev. Jim Jones the respondent herein for any active contempt committed by him contrary to any order made therein.

And that there exists an order granting leave to serve proceedings for contempt but no application pursuant thereto has yet been filed herein. And I further certify that any application filed pursuant to that order, will have to be heard and determined by a Judge of the High Court to be assigned by the Honourable Chief Justice, and, as of the date hereof, no such assignment has been made.


And further that by virtue thereof the said Rev. Jim Jones subject all to just exceptions to all intents and purposes is free to move within or without the state of Guyana undisturbed and without restriction in full and free manner as the law permits.