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Jagdeo recognises CCJ term limit ruling; identifies qualities of PPP presidential candidate

General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Bharrat Jagdeo Tuesday afternoon did not in any way object to the Caribbean Court of Justice’s (CCJ) ruling that upheld the constiutionality of limits to the presidency for two terms. “I believe in adhering to the laws of Guyana and the Caribbean Court of Justice interpreted that law and it remains our ...

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CCJ term limit ruling good for Guyana, PPP but bad for Jagdeo- analysts

There are mixed views that there could be a power struggle in the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) for its presidential candidacy in Guyana’s 2020 general elections, following Tuesday morning’s Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ruling that effectively bars two-time president Bharrat Jagdeo from running a third term. Political analyst, Dr. Henry Jeffrey said the judgement by the regional court ...

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CCJ ruling in favour of presidential term limits is good for Guyana- Fmr. President Donald Ramotar

Former President of Guyana, Donald Ramotar on Tuesday welcomed the judgement by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) that a parliamentary amendment of the Constitution to provide for presidential term limits is constitutional. Ramotar, who was President from 2011 to 2015, added that “I believe they had very strong grounds to rule the way they ruled” and added  that presidential ...

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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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Money-making opportunities to be showcased at Green Guyana Expo and Business Summit

Preparations are being stepped up for the October staging of a major Green Guyana Expo and International Business Summit to be co-hosted by several government ministries, State agencies and international organizations including the Inter American Development Bank (IDB), the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and others. The two-day event to be held at the National Stadium, Providence is being organized to ...

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Preparatory groundwork for Law Reform Commission costing GY$2.6 million monthly

As the Guyana government prepares to establish a Law Reform Commission, it has already hired support staff members and paying a rent totalling GY$2.6 million monthly, Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Basil William said Monday. “The Law Reform Commission is in the final stages of readiness. Persons have been interviewed for the position of Commissioners. Some staff for ...

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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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Haitians, Cubans not being registered to vote in Guyana; most left through porous borders- Felix

Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Winston Felix on Monday slammed claims by the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) that more than 20,000 Cubans and Haitians are in Guyana and are being granted citizenship to vote in the 2020 general elections. “You just don’t take people off the road and make them citizens, particularly if they are speaking a foreign language, ...

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