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Daily Archives: January 31, 2019

High Court decision: Dual citizens would have to vacate House seats – lawyers

In the wake of Thursday’s High Court ruling that parliamentarians with dual citizenship is unconstitutional, lawyers said those legislators would have to be replaced before the National Assembly possibly meets again to extend the deadline by which general elections are due. Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire, in her decision, observed that evidently then government parliamentarian, Charrandas Persaud was a dual citizen ...

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High Court rules no-confidence motion valid; Attorney General applies for stay

Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire on Thursday ruled that the no-confidence motion was validly passed. “The ruling of the Speaker that the no-confidence debated in the National Assembly on December 21st, 2018 was carried by a vote of a majority of all of the elected members of the National Assembly is thus lawful and valid, being in accordance with the requirements” ...

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British-funded SOCU adviser fired

The United Kingdom-hired Special Adviser to the Guyana Police Force’s Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), Sam Sittlington, was fired because he set up a private company in Guyana. “In light of information about Dr Sam Sittlington’s private business interests his contract in Guyana has been terminated with immediate effect”, the United Kingdom High Commissioner to Guyana, Greg Quinn said. The ...

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