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President not above the Law – Fmr. Attorney General Anil Nandlall

I observe a nicely written piece by Mr. Vivian Williams, Attorney-at-Law on the issue of the appointment of the Chairman of Gecom. Among the arguments advanced by Mr. Williams is that the President’s powers and discretion under Article 161(2) of the Constitution are absolute and non-justiciable and therefore beyond the reach of the Judiciary. This argument is at best anachronistic, ...

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Gold miner dies as a result of stabbing; suspect arrested

A pork-knocker (small gold miner)  early Sunday died a short while after he was stabbed following an argument, and the suspected perpetrator has since been arrested, police said Dead is 38-year old Robert ‘Bobby’ Perreira of Kumaka, Moruca, North West District. Divisional Commander, Senior Superintendent Ravindradat Budhram said the homicide stemmed from an argument during a drinking spree. Investigations so far ...

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Dancing on Black Ice: That Legal Threat Over a Nonjusticiable Constitutional Provision

Dancing on Black Ice: That Legal Threat Over a Non-justiciable Constitutional Provision by Vivian Williams It is hard to think of a more flawed interpretation of an expressed constitutional provision than what we are currently witnessing in the feud over the selection of a Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). Current President David Granger offers a baffling interpretation of the ...

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AFC supports Red House lease revocation; accuses PPP of playing on Cheddi Jagan emotionalism

Leader of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Khemraj Ramjattan on Friday unconditionally backed President Granger’s revocation of the lease of the State-owned Red House to the Cheddi Jagan Research Centre, charging that the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) was attempting to score cheap political points off Jagan’s name. Ramjattan, who was expelled from the PPP several years ago, said late ...

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Cummings Lodge apartment complex fire dislocates numerous UG, CPCE students

At least 50 students from the University of Guyana, Cyril Potter College of Education and other educational institutions were Friday night dislocated by a fire at Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara. The 30-room apartment complex is located on Third Street, Cummings Lodge and is owned by Shanta Baldeo. No one was injured, but most students lost all of their personal ...

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Previously appointed GECOM Chairmen constitutional; Court can’t compel President to give reasons for rejecting nominees

Leader of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Khemraj Ramjattan on Friday disagreed with President David Granger’s assertion that the selection process for previous Chairmen of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) was illegal, while at the same time saying that a President’s decision is final and cannot be challenged successfully in the Court. “ “If that is what the president is saying, ...

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Policemen, prisoners injured after bus slams into pharmacy

Several members of the Guyana Police Force and prisoners were Friday morning injured in an accident at Uitvlugt, West Coast Demerara, police said. Divisional Commander for West Demerara, Assistant Commissioner Leslie James  said a 15-seater bus that was transporting the police and prisoners from the Essequibo Coast slammed into a building. He said the police bus took evasive action to ...

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ExxonMobil to drill appraisal wells at latest oil reservoir offshore Guyana

ExxonMobil is likely to drill a second well at its latest reservoir –Payara- by mid-year to determine the volume and quality of that company’s latest oil-find offshore Guyana. ExxonMobil’s Country Manager, Jeff Simon said “we found something and we need to find out a bit more about the deposit itself and we most likely would drill another well.” Minister of ...

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