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Guyana’s judiciary survives “testing period” during PNC, PPP rule- former Chancellor, Justice Carl Singh

Former Chancellor of the Judiciary, Carl Singh says Guyana’s judiciary “has survived a testing period” characterised by one of his predecessors calling on the judiciary to toe a socialist line in support of the then government, affixing of the People’s National Congress’  (PNC) flag outside the Court of Appeal and then President Janet Jagan tossing court papers over her shoulder. ...

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Stop the ruckus in the House and fix conflict with constitutionally guaranteed fundamental rights- former Chancellor

Former Chancellor of the Judiciary, Carl Singh on Wednesday night recommended that parliamentarians cease their ruckus in the House and instead change the laws that conflict with constitutionally guaranteed fundamental rights. Delivering a lecture on “The Constitutional Guarantee of Fundamental Rights and the Citizen” at the University of Guyana (UG)-organised third conversation on law and the society, Singh said the ...

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Guyanese child prevented from sitting Trinidad’s Secondary Entrance Assessment.. Attorneys seek Education Minister’s intervention

Reproduced from Trinidad Newsday PARENTS of an 11-year-old student say their child is being prevented from writing the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) exam, next month, and are threatening to approach the High Court for an injunction to force the Education Ministry to permit him to sit the test. Attorneys for the child’s parents have written to Education Minister Anthony Garcia ...

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Man who allegedly threatened to kill President remanded to prison

A 64-year old man of Triumph, East Coast Demerara, who allegedly threatened to kill President David Granger, was Monday sent to jail pending trial. Motielall Balkarran was refused bail and remanded to prison until April 16, 2018. Police said on March 20 at Triumph, East Coast Demerara he called the Emergebcy Service, 911, and threatened to kill President Granger by ...

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Guyana wants World Court to rule that Venezuela must withdraw from Ankoko Island; stop scaring investors

Guyana has asked the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to rule that Venezuela must withdraw from Ankoko Island and stop harassing investors onshore and offshore the Essequibo Region, that United Nations (UN) court said in statement. In its case filed with The Hague-headquartered ICJ to settle the controversy over the 1899 Arbitral Tribunal boundary award, Guyana asked the court to ...

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Woman, friend sentenced to death for murder of husband

Two women, one of whom is an American citizen, were Thursday sentenced to death for the 2012 murder of a man who is also an American and the husband of one of the now convicted killers. Berbice High Court Judge, Sandil Kissoon handed down the decision after receiving probation reports.   They are United States citizen, 43-year old Hemwattie Abdulla, ...

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Guyana formally asks World Court to settle border controversy with Venezuela

Guyana on Thursday applied to the International Court of Justice seeking confirmation that the 1899 Arbitral Award of the boundary with Venezuela is legal, valid and binding. Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge, who is Guyana’s Agent in the court proceedings, delivered the application to the ICJ Registrar, Philippe Couvreur. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs indicated that Guyana is banking on the ...

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Man remanded for allegedly incurring debt to Palm Court and female taxi driver.

Thirty-two year old Oswin Randy Archer made appearance before Principal Magistrates Judy Latchman in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court. Archer wascharged with obtaining credit by fraud. Particulars of the charge are that he incurred a debt of GY$21,000 by obtaining 8 Guiness, three Henessy shots, four maltas, one serving of chicken and chips, one serving of chicken nuggets and one chicken fried ...

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