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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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Venezuela will not participate in World Court case on Essequibo border controversy

Reproduced from Telesur  Venezuela will not participate in proceedings at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in relation to the territorial controversy with Guyana over the Essequibo, its Foreign Ministry said in a statement Monday. “The Venezuelan delegation has informed the president of the court, through a letter signed by the President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro Moros, of its ...

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Police officer Dookie challenges constitutionality of “public interest” special leave

The Guyana Police Force Deputy Superintendent, Motie Dookie, who was sent on special leave in the public interest months after he had been accused of smuggling several bottles of whiskey, has challenged the constitutionality of the decision for him to stay off the job. The matter has been fixed for July 14, 2018  before Justice Fidela Corbin-Lincoln He wants the High ...

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