“the Centre” means the Jamaica International Arbitration Centre Limited (JAIAC);
“the Secretary General” means the Secretary General of the Centre, and in the event, the Secretary General is unable or incapable of acting for any reason whatsoever, refers to any other person who may be authorised by the Secretary General in writing;
“these Rules” means the JAIAC Fast Track Arbitration Rules;
“the Act” means the Jamaican Arbitration Act, 2017 or any statutory modification to or re-enactment or replacement of the Act;
“arbitral tribunal” means either a sole arbitrator or all arbitrators when more than one is appointed;
“relevant documents” means all documents relevant to the dispute, whether or not favorable to the party having power, possession or control of them, but does not include documents which are privileged and not therefore legally disclosable;
“international arbitration” means an arbitration where:
“domestic arbitration” means any arbitration which is not an international arbitration.
The arbitral tribunal conducting arbitration under these Rules shall be and remain at all times independent and impartial and shall not act as advocate for any party.
Without limiting its comprehensive nature, the “Statement of Case” shall contain the following information:
If it appears to the arbitral tribunal that the final award may not be published within the time limits provided in these Rules, the arbitral tribunal shall no later than 14 days before the lapse of the said time limit notify the Director and the parties in writing explaining and justifying the reasons for the delay, state the revised estimated date of publication of the award and seek the Director’s prior consent for such an extension of time for the publication of the award.
Parties agree not to hold the Centre, its officers, employees, agents and committees responsible or liable for anything done or omitted to be done in the discharge or purported discharge of any power, function or duty under these Rules or in connection with any arbitral tribunal or arbitration under these Rules.
If without sufficient cause a party fails to attend or be represented at any of the oral hearings of which due notice was given or where a party fails after due notice to submit written evidence or lodge written submissions, the arbitral tribunal may continue the proceedings in the absence of that party or as the case may be, without any written evidence or written submission on his behalf, and deliver an award on the basis of the evidence before the arbitral tribunal.
Within 14 days of receipt of an award, any party upon written notice to the others may request the arbitral tribunal to correct any errors of computation, any clerical or typographical errors, slips or omissions in the award and the arbitral tribunal may within 14 days of receipt of the request make such corrections to the award. This does not prevent the arbitral tribunal of his or her own volition from making such limited corrections to the award within 21 days of the delivery of the award to the parties (or any party as the case may be). All corrections to the award shall be in writing and shall form part of the award.