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Western nations urge “all sides” to respect CCJ ruling

Key western nations on Tuesday urged Guyanese to respect the judgments on the no-confidence motion and the appointment of the Elections Commission Chairman by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). “The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has ruled and it is important that all sides respect that ruling. We also encourage all to come to an agreement on the way ...

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Jagdeo, Granger lock horns on elections after house-to-house registration

Even as Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo expects that practically general elections should now be held in three months, President David Granger Tuesday afternoon vowed that general elections would be held only after a new voters’ list is created from house-to-house registration. “We cannot proceed on the current list of voters. It is outdated and corrupted. It may hold as many ...

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Caribbean Court finds Granger’s appointment of GECOM Chairman “flawed”

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Tuesday ruled that President David Granger’s unilateral appointment of James Patterson as Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) was “flawed” and that the President and the Opposition Leader should meet before to arrive at a list of six acceptable nominees from which one person would be selected. “In view of the imposition ...

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Guyana gov’t will “honour and obey” CCJ judgments on no-confidence motion, GECOM Chairman appointment

Director-General of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon said Friday that the Guyana government would abide by next week Tuesday’s judgments on whether last December’s no-confidence motion is valid and if President David Granger’s unilateral appointment of James Patterson as Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is unconstitutional. “Whatever decision the court arrives at, it is a decision, ...

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Caribbean Court sets June 18 “tentatively” for no-confidence decision

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has set a tentative date of next week Tuesday for a decision on whether last December’s no-confidence motion was validly passed by Guyana’s National Assembly, lawyers for the parties confirmed. Attorney-at-Law, Sanjeev Datadin, who is representing Charrandass Persaud, and Attorney-at-Law Roysdale Forde, who is  representing Joseph Harmon, told Demerara Waves Online News that June ...

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AG asks Caribbean Court to consider new evidence from Charrandass Persaud implicating Ramjattan

Attorney General, Basil Williams has asked the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) to take new evidence showing that then government parliamentarian, Charrandass Persaud, had known since 2015 that he ought not to have been a candidate because he holds dual citizenship. In court papers seen by Demerara Waves Online News, Williams told the Trinidad-headquartered Court that on May 11, 2019 ...

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GYD$3.4 billion parliamentary approval for electoral polls not connected to CCJ decisions – Finance Minister

Guyana’s National Assembly on Thursday approved GYD$3.4 billion for the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to conduct general elections, but Finance Minister Winston Jordan said that has nothing to do with decisions the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) might hand down concerning several election-related cases. “This provision, I want to say today, is not in anticipation of anything that the CCJ ...

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High Court cuts police inspector’s imprisonment to a few hours for allegedly insulting magistrate

The High Court on Wednesday slashed a seven-day prison term imposed on Detective Police Inspector Prem Narine to less than one day, saying the penalty for allegedly insulting a City Magistrate was “excessive”. Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire reduced the jail term imposed by Magistrate Rondel Weever to less than one day and ordered that the police officer be locked up ...

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Absolute majority needed to pass no-confidence motion, CCJ President says

-Charrandass Persaud concedes GECOM has “significant discretion” on holding elections President of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Adrian Saunders on Friday indicated that the regional court believes that Guyana’s National Assembly requires an absolute majority of its 65 members to pass a no-confidence motion, but the issue is deciding on the formula. “No one is doubting that an absolute ...

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Guyana’s parliament should address conflict between party list loyalty, no-confidence motion – CCJ told

Private Guyanese citizen, Compton Reid on Friday said then government parliamentarian, Charrandass Persaud did not own his seat and could not have constitutionally voted against the party list, but he could not reconcile his argument with the provision for a no-confidence motion. Through his lawyer, Senior Counsel Neil Boston, Reid told the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) that Persaud never ...

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