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Daily Archives: January 3, 2019

As Jagdeo, Granger prepare for crucial meeting, Nandlall says court can’t extend election deadline after House approves no-confidence motion; Charrandas Persaud’s ‘Yes’ vote irreversible

Shadow Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall on Thursday rubbished Attorney General Basil Williams’ announcement that the government would ask the High Court to delay the holding of general elections within 90 days after the House approved an opposition no-confidence motion of 33 to 32. “The court has no jurisdiction to entertain this matter so as to ...

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Protection key to return of ExxonMobil’s seismic research vessel; Guyana protests fake claim; demands scrapping of decree – Foreign Minister

Even as Guyana awaits the United Nations General Assembly’s consideration of a complaint about Venezuela’s latest military aggression against an oil company exploring for oil offshore the Essequibo Coast, Foreign Minister Carl Greenidge said protection would be vital for the return of the ExxonMobil-hired seismic research vessel. “We have to try and ensure that they can secure some guarantee or ...

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Gov’t to ask High Court to extend 90-day general election deadline pending legal challenge of no-confidence motion passed by 33 votes

Attorney General Basil Williams on Thursday said government would ask the High Court to extend the 90-day period within which general elections must be held to allow a ruling on the constitutionality of the opposition-sponsored no-confidence motion. “I don’t see how we could go to court and not preserve the status quo so we have to preserve the status quo ...

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House Speaker: Let the court decide on no-confidence motion

House Speaker Dr. Barton Scotland on Thursday ruled that the controversy over the validity of the recently passed no-confidence motion should be settled by the court. While stating more than once in a statement to the sitting, which was boycotted by the opposition People’s Progressive Party, that the no-confidence motion was voted by 33 to 32, he said the issues ...

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