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Call elections now with existing voters’ list – Caribbean political scientist

Political Scientist, Peter Wickham has recommended that President David Granger call general elections soon without house-to-house registration. Appearing on a News Talk Radio Guyana post-Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) order panel discussion, Wickham said A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) coalition had contested previous elections, including the 2015 polls that it won, with the same list. “I personally ...

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Caribbean Court says Granger’s gov’t in “caretaker” mode, elections must be determined locally

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Friday ruled that it is for Guyana’s President, Opposition Leader, Parliament and the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to determine when General Elections should be held. On the appointment of a GECOM chair, the CCJ urged that, as a matter of the greatest public importance, “the President and the Leader of the Opposition should, ...

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PPP asks CCJ to order swift appointment of GECOM Chair, general elections on Sept 18 with same voters list

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo, through his lawyers, have asked the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) to order that President David Granger name September 18 as election day, and his party wants the regional court to order that a Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) be appointed in three days. “In order to facilitate such an election, the President shall ...

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Guyana gov’t asks Caribbean Court to leave elections up to Parliament, GECOM, President, Opposition Leader

The Guyana government wants the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) to rule that it cannot direct when general elections should be held and that if Parliament fails to extend the timeframe, the President should name elections date after a new Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is appointed and advises him of its readiness. “If this Court orders that ...

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Ganja penalty at centre of fresh political controversy; gov’t says possession still illegal

Government on Tuesday appeared to have back-pedaled from its position hours earlier that persons caught with small amounts of marijuana would not be jailed even as steps were being taken to amend the legislation, instead now saying that possession is still an offence until the law is amended. “Possession is still illegal. The Government only proposes to remove custodial sentences ...

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CCJ rules no-confidence motion properly passed with 33 votes

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Tuesday ruled that last December’s no-confidence motion was validly passed with a majority of 33 of the 65 seats of the National Assembly. CCJ President, Justice Adrian Saunders said nothing prohibited then government parliamentarian Charrandass Persaud from voting against a measure but he could still be recalled and the vote would still be ...

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CCJ to rule on GECOM Chair appointment

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) will next week Tuesday hand down its decision on whether President David Granger’s unilateral appointment of James Patterson to head the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) was constitutional. “The first judgment will determine whether the appointment, or the process followed in the appointment, of Guyana’s Elections Commission Chairman breached the Constitution,” the CCJ said. The ...

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Caribbean Court sets June 18 “tentatively” for no-confidence decision

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has set a tentative date of next week Tuesday for a decision on whether last December’s no-confidence motion was validly passed by Guyana’s National Assembly, lawyers for the parties confirmed. Attorney-at-Law, Sanjeev Datadin, who is representing Charrandass Persaud, and Attorney-at-Law Roysdale Forde, who is  representing Joseph Harmon, told Demerara Waves Online News that June ...

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AG asks Caribbean Court to consider new evidence from Charrandass Persaud implicating Ramjattan

Attorney General, Basil Williams has asked the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) to take new evidence showing that then government parliamentarian, Charrandass Persaud, had known since 2015 that he ought not to have been a candidate because he holds dual citizenship. In court papers seen by Demerara Waves Online News, Williams told the Trinidad-headquartered Court that on May 11, 2019 ...

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GYD$3.4 billion parliamentary approval for electoral polls not connected to CCJ decisions – Finance Minister

Guyana’s National Assembly on Thursday approved GYD$3.4 billion for the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to conduct general elections, but Finance Minister Winston Jordan said that has nothing to do with decisions the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) might hand down concerning several election-related cases. “This provision, I want to say today, is not in anticipation of anything that the CCJ ...

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