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Daily Archives: July 1, 2020

CCJ to give decision next week Wednesday on PPP’s election appeal

Lawyers for the People’s Progressive Party and a supporter of A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) on Wednesday laid out their arguments on whether the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ has jurisdiction to hear an appeal of a Guyana Court of Appeal decision on the question of valid votes. The CCJ said it would now study the submissions ...

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GDF will support democratically elected govt

The newly-appointed Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Brigadier Godfrey Bess on Wednesday said the military would support the government once it is elected constitutionally. “We are trained to support the democratically elected government of the day based on our constitution and that we will continue to do,” he told reporters shortly after he was promoted from Colonel to ...

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CCJ judges raise key questions at Jagdeo-Ally “valid votes” appeal

Two judges of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Wednesday morning raised questions about whether Guyana’s constitution and election law can be amended by subsidiary legislation. CCJ President , Justice Adrian Saunders posed the question to Attorney-at-Law John Jeremie, for the respondent Eslyn David. “Does that sound right to you?,” Saunders said. That question was asked at the juncture ...

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Brazilian mine worker crushed to death in underground tunnel

A Brazilian man has died in a gold mining tunnel at Puruni where a huge rock smashed his head. Police identified him as 55-year old Jose Cicero Ferreira Perera called “Garapal”. He was a Maintenance worker employed with Hard Rock Mining Company, Puruni Mines. Investigators were told that he and another man were in an 80 foot deep underground tunnel. ...

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