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Judge to rule Thursday whether Court can hear parking meter challenge

Justice Brassington Reynolds will, on Thursday, rule whether the Court has the jurisdiction to hear the legal challenge against the parking meter regime. Georgetown Town Clerk Royston King made an application, late February, questioning the jurisdiction of the High Court, under the new Civil Procedures rules, to deal with the parking meter legal challenge. Attorney Roger Yearwood represents the Town ...

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Norwegian diplomat named to mediate in Guyana-Venezuela border controversy

UNITED NATIONS — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday appointed a Norwegian diplomat who dealt with the Colombian peace process to try to settle the longstanding border controversy between Venezuela and Guyana by the end of the year, the Associated Press reported. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric announced the appointment of Dag Halvor Nylander as Guterres’ personal representative “with a strengthened mandate ...

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President likely to soon name new GECOM Chairman

President David Granger may soon name a new Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). Major developments have emerged in less than 24 hours that the seven-member elections management body could in the near future have a new Chairman. Outgoing Chairman, Dr. Steve Surujbally will hold a farewell news conference Tuesday morning. Although he had resigned with effect November 30, ...

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Parking meter fees helping to fund PNCR- Jagdeo

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Monday accused the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR)- the single largest party in the governing coalition- of sticking with the controversial parking meter deal to fund its operations. “This is a corrupt deal and it leads all the way to Congress Place. This has very little to do with the City Council officials; it has ...

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Jagdeo shies away from stating interest in third term but lists qualities of candidate

General Secretary of the Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Bharrat Jagdeo on Monday refused to say whether he would be interested in running again as his party’s presidential candidate, but he identified several qualities the candidate should possess. “I don’t have to give yes or no answers. I just told you what is preoccupying my mind now. Whether that time ...

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Royston King challenges High Court jurisdiction to move ahead with parking meter challenge

Georgetown Town Clerk Royston King has made an application questioning the jurisdiction of the High Court, under the new Civil Procedures rules, to deal with the parking meter legal challenge. King’s lawyer, Roger Yearwood, told the court today that the application, under Rule 9:01 of the 2016 Civil Procedure Rules, was filed on February 22. That application was served on ...

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Updated: Mayor Chase-Green, Royston King likely to face contempt of court proceedings as clamping continues

Efforts have been made by court marshalls to serve Georgetown Mayor, Patricia Chase-Green, and Town Clerk, Royston King, personally with a temporary order to pave the way for the High Court to determine whether a parking meter agreement is illegal. With the booting (clamping) of motor vehicles still continuing despite the High Court’s order nisi, Attorney-at-Law, Kamal Ramkarran said he ...

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Guyana’s Court of Appeal upholds unconstitutionality of presidential term limits in split decision

Guyana’s Court of Appeal on Wednesday, by a 2 to 1 majority, ruled that presidential term limits is unconstitutional. Attorney General  Basil Williams says the State will appeal the decision to the Cariibean Court of Justice within 30 days. Justice B.S. Roy and Chancellor of the Judiciary, Carl Singh turned down an appeal by Attorney General Basil Williams and the ...

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Basil Williams, Nandlall differ on legal action against President Granger revoking Red House lease

While Attorney General Basil Williams SC is convinced President David Granger is immune from legal action in revoking the Red House lease, former AG Anil Nandlall contends this should not be, since the President has not been named in the matter. Instead, Nandlall told Demerara Waves Online News, the Attorney General, and the Lands and Surveys Commissioner have been named ...

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Bulkan, Royston King given two weeks to respond to parking meter High Court challenge

Legal proceedings brought by New Building Society (NBS) against Communities Minister, Ronald Bulkan, and Georgetown Town Clerk, Royston King, commenced this morning in the courtroom of Justice Brassington Reynolds, where both parties were given until March 6 to file and serve affidavits in response to the order. Neither Bulkan nor King were present in Court. The initial order, made by ...

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