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GRA asks Court to clear tax cases backlog including GTT’s

While the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) raked in almost GYD$200 billion in taxes last year, it wants the court system to hear a more than 20-year backlog of cases, including one against the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT) company, GRA Commissioner-General Godfrey Statia said. Government officials have said GTT wants a US$44 million claim settled before agreeing to formal liberalisation ...

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Christopher Ram asks Court to declare no-confidence motion validly passed to avoid “chaos, confusion”, jittery investment climate

Fearing a constitutional crisis and adverse impact on the investment climate if general elections are not held by March 21, 2018, well-known political commentator Christopher Ram has petitioned the High Court to immediately order the President and Cabinet to resign and for Guyanese to go to the polls. He wants the High Court to find that the no-confidence motion was ...

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GECOM Chairman sick leave extended; Constitution provides for temporary chair

As the Guyana President and the Opposition Leader prepare to hold talks on Wednesday on the contentious no-confidence motion, the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairman’s sick leave has been extended following medical advice. “Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission, Retired Justice James Patterson has informed that his medical leave has been extended following a visit to his doctor on 7th ...

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High Court asked to quash no-confidence motion; says Charrandass Persaud was Canadian since 1998

The High Court was Friday asked to quash a no-confidence motion against the Guyana Government on the grounds that former government parliamentarian, Charrandass Persaud, who sided with the opposition to pass the motion had falsely declared that he was a Guyanese citizen, but immigration records show that he has been a Canadian citizen since 1998. In the complaint filed by ...

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As Jagdeo, Granger prepare for crucial meeting, Nandlall says court can’t extend election deadline after House approves no-confidence motion; Charrandass Persaud’s ‘Yes’ vote irreversible

Shadow Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall on Thursday rubbished Attorney General Basil Williams’ announcement that the government would ask the High Court to delay the holding of general elections within 90 days after the House approved an opposition no-confidence motion of 33 to 32. “The court has no jurisdiction to entertain this matter so as to ...

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DPP Shalimar Ali-Hack among five named Senior Counsel

President David Granger has conferred the honour of Senior Counsel on five legal practitioners who have displayed a high quality of service in the legal profession and in their knowledge of the law, with effect from January 1, 2019, the Ministry of the Presidency said Monday. The long-serving legal practitioners are Mrs. Shalimar Ali-Hack, Mr. Stephen Fraser, Mrs. Carole James-Boston, Mr. Robert Ramcharran ...

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