Internet Radio

Politics

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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, ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

AFC to begin local govt election campaign, no agreement yet with APNU

The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Saturday decided to begin campaigning for local government elections expected to be held during the last quarter of this year, but there is no agreement yet with A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) on contesting jointly, party sources said. “The negotiations with Coalition partner A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) with regard to contesting ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

Next Tuesday is CCJ ruling on presidential term limit

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) will next week Tuesday decide whether Guyana’s presidential term limit is unconstitutional. The regional court announced that at 2PM on June 26, 2018 the judgment will be delivered in The Attorney General of Guyana v Cedric Richardson. “The CCJ will also give its decision on the validity of an amendment to the Guyana Constitution that ...

Read More »

Police called in over US$18 million signing bonus

Well-known political activist and commentator, Ramon Gaskin has called in the Guyana Police Force to probe the whereabouts of the interest earned on the US$18 million ExxonMobil signing bonus. Gaskin said he wrote Police Commissioner David Ramnarine on June 11, 2018 requesting a probe because he calculated that Guyana should have earned US$270,000 interest per annum on the signing bonus. ...

Read More »