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City Commission of Inquiry “properly set up”, rules Retired Justice Kennard

Retired Chancellor of the Judiciary, Cecil Kennard Monday afternoon ruled that the Commission of Inquiry into the administration of Georgetown was legally established, paving the way for Town Clerk Royston King to take the stand. “I have come to the conclusion that this inquiry was properly set up and the inquiry will now continue”, Kennard said in pointing out that ...

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PPP appeals High Court’s decision not to remove AFC backers of local elections candidates in Corentyne

Lawyers for the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) candidate in the Whim/Bloomfield Local Authority Area have appealed a High Court decision that there was no evidence to prove that the Alliance For Change (AFC) had fooled backers to endorse its candidates. “That the decision of the Learned Hearing Judge be reversed, set aside, vacated and that this Honourable Court gives clear ...

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High Court dismisses PPP’s challenge to AFC nominators in Corentyne NDC

The High Court on Tuesday dismissed a case by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) that had sought to have the names of 50 backers of an Alliance For Change (AFC) candidate for Bloemfield /Whim Neighbourhood Democratic Council be removed from the records of the Guyana Elections Commission. High Court Judge, Navindra Singh, after ordering an investigation and reading the police ...

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Jagdeo puts Caribbean Court of Justice on “credibility” notice over GECOM Chairmanship case

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo Saturday night warned the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) that it risked losing its credibility if it does not overturn a decision by Guyana’s courts that President David Granger’s unilateral appointment of a Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) was constitution although he had been given 18 names. “This travesty in the ruling that we ...

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Soldiers charged with rape granted bail

Two Guyana Defence Force (GDF) soldiers, who are accused of raping a woman, were Friday each granted GY$300,000 bail. They are 22-year old Raulston Reid of 174 Duchfour Scheme, East Coast Demerara and 21-year old Isaiah Rawlins of Wisrock, Linden. Police said the duo, who was stationed at the Anna Regina army base, were not required to plea to the ...

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Court of Appeal dismisses challenge to constitutionality of GECOM Chairman

The Guyana Court of Appeal on Thursday unanimously upheld a High Court decision that President David Granger acted constitutionally in unilaterally appointing Retired Justice James Patterson as Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission ( GECOM). Attorney-at-Law, Anil Nandlall said he would be appealing the decision to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). Justice Dawn Gregory said, in her judgement, that ...

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High Court orders State to pay former High Commissioner to Canada GY$24.7 million for wrongful dismissal

The High Court on Monday ordered the State to pay former Guyana High Commissioner to Canada, Harry Narine Nawbatt GY$24.2 million dollars in salaries and GY$500 thousand for breach of contract. Justice Diana Insanally agreed with arguments by the former envoy’s lawyer, Anil Nandlall that Nawbatt was constructively dismissed. Nawbatt’s arguments were that he had been recalled from Ontario in ...

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High Court dismisses Attorney General’s ‘no-jurisdiction’ arguments on local govt boundaries case

High Court Judge, Gino Persaud on Monday dismissed Attorney General, Basil Williams’ argument that the High Court had no jurisdiction to hear a case on changes to local government constituency boundaries and a legal challenge could only be mounted after the polls. Justice Persaud rejected Williams’ argument on the ground that the case brought by People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC)-nominated ...

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Court of Appeal pushes back decision on constitutionality of GECOM Chairman’s appointment

The Guyana Court of Appeal on Friday pushed back delivering its decision on the constitutionality of  President David Granger’s unilateral appointment of the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). The Justices of Appeal are Chancellor of the Judiciary, Yonette Cummings-Edwards, Rishi Persaud and Dawn Gregory. After a more than 10-minute in-chambers discussion with Attorney General, Basil Williams,  Solicitor General, ...

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Former Guyana sugar industry foreman jailed in Britain for raping elderly woman at care home

Reproduced from Plymouth Live An evil member of staff has been caged for 16 years for raping an elderly resident with dementia at a Plymouth, United Kingdom care home. Plymouth Live newspaper reported on October 5, 2018 that laundryman Himwanth Ramkishun, aged 54, took advantage of the helpless 76-year-old grandmother in her bed, a jury decided But he left behind a ...

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