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Caribbean Court of Justice upholds presidential term limits

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Tuesday ruled that two-term presidential term limits  in Guyana must remain intact in keeping with a 2001 constitutional amendment, overturning decisions by the High Court and the Court of Appeal. Delivering the judgement, outgoing CCJ President Justice Denis Byron said at the end a more than 30 minute summary that “the appeal is ...

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Special Prosecutors hired last year cost over GY$2 million, other costs

The Guyana government has been paying at least GY$2 million to each of five special prosecutors since last year June, Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Basil Williams told the House on Monday. In response to written questions by Shadow Legal Affairs Minister, Attorney-at-Law Anil Nandlall, Williams said in a written response that the agreement signed by the special ...

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Juan Edghill unfazed by Winston Jordan’s GY$200 million “malicious prosecution” lawsuit

Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) parliamentarian, Juan Edghill on Monday appeared far from perturbed about Finance Minister, Winston Jordan’s GY$200 million lawsuit for “malicious prosecution”, saying the case never reached the courts for a determination. “If I will lose the case? There is no case! If what you’ve reported that the Minister is suing me for malicious prosecution; the minister ...

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Jagdeo will not give up PPP General Secretary post if CCJ rules in favour of presidential term limit

Ahead of Tuesday’s decision by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on whether presidential term limit is unconstitutional, Bharrat Jagdeo said he would not be giving up the position of General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party. “I am moved to publicly assure that whatever the ruling is, I am and will remain the General Secretary of the PPP. In that ...

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Former policeman, accomplice jailed for armed robbery

A former policeman and his accomplice have been jailed for a gunpoint robbery committed on a gold miner at the Mackenzie Market last year December. The former policeman, 38-year old Timothy Waldron, was Thursday found guilty of the offence, jailed for five years and fined GY$100,000. His sentencing came 12 days after his accomplice, 29-year old Shawn Archibald, changed his ...

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Finance Minister sues PPP’s Juan Edghill for “malicious prosecution”

Minister of Finance, Winston Jordan has sued opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) parliamentarian, Juan Edghill for malicious prosecution and is claiming GY$200 million in damages. The Finance Minister said Edghill’s private criminal charge of misconduct in public office on April 23, 2018 was done maliciously and resulted in harm to his image. “I have suffered significant harm to my reputation ...

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PPP asks Guyana Court of Appeal to hear 2015 elections petition, cites Barbados case at CCJ- Jagdeo

General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Bharrat Jagdeo Wednesday night announced that his party has asked the Guyana Court of Appeal to hear an election petition that has been “languishing” in the High Court since 2015. Addressing about 400 persons at a PPP-organised meeting in honour of the five sugar workers who were gunned down by colonial police ...

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CCJ orders prescriptive rights in Guyana land dispute

Port of Spain, Trinidad. The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ordered that the appellant, Ms.  Rajpattie Thakur in her capacity as the executrix of the will of her mother, Mrs. Dolarie Thakur, be declared the rightful owner of land at Plantation Mon Desir, Canal No. 2 West Bank Demerara in Guyana. The disputed land had been used as a farm ...

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Venezuela cannot ‘blow hot and cold’ on ICJ’s jurisdiction on border controversy with Guyana

Venezuela cannot accept and reject the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in settling the border controversy with Guyana, a legal and security expert said Tuesday. “There is an interesting and powerful nuance – because the Geneva Agreement named the ICJ as a means of resolution of the controversy, Venezuela has, for all intents and purposes, recognised and ...

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Guyana plans to ask ICJ to rule in its favour

Guyana intends to ask the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to rule that a 119-year old award of its border with Venezuela is final, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. That decision by Georgetown follows Venezuela’s announcement earlier Monday that it told the Hague-based World Court that it would not be contesting Guyana’s case there because that court does not ...

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