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Jagdeo to appeal High Court’s upholding of Ferguson’s libel judgement

Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo will Thursday file an appeal against a High Court decision that he must pay damages for defaming opposition politician Annette Ferguson, his lawyer said. Attorney-at-Law Devendra Kissoon is also expected to seek a stay 0f Wednesday’s decision by Justice Sandra Kurtzious that Mr. Jagdeo was not entitled to have the case heard although he had not ...

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High Court upholds decision for Jagdeo to pay Annette Ferguson for libel but amount will be revised

High Court Judge, Sandra Kurtzious on Wednesday upheld her previous decision that Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo must pay Annette Ferguson for defamation because the Court was not convinced with the reasons for the failure by Mr. Jagdeo’s lawyer to file a defence. She, however, withdrew the GYD$20 million award and ordered that counsel for both parties make submissions on the ...

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Lowenfield, Mingo, Myers face more electoral fraud charges

Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield, Deputy Chief Elections Officer Roxanne Myers and and the Region Four Returning Officer Clairmont Mingo are to be charged with two additional counts of fraud, police said. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Senior Superintendent Wendell Blanhum two “additional charges” of conspiracy to defraud. The Crime Chief said they would be charged “based on legal ...

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Attorney General asks for stay of removal of Parliamentary Secretaries from National Assembly

Attorney General Anil Nandlall on Thursday asked for a stay of a High Court decision that the appointment of two Parliamentary Secretaries is not constitutional and that they must be removed from the National Assembly. In court papers released by him, Public Trustee and Official Receiver,  Attorney-at-Law Prithima Kissoon says there is precedent to grant a stay of the High ...

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Political activist charged with “damaging reputation” of Minister Charles Ramson Jr.

Political activist Gavin Matthews was  Thursday granted GYD$100,000 bail on a charge of using a computer system with the intention of damaging the reputation of Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport , Charles Ramson Jr. Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan ordered that he return to court on June 10. He appeared in court  and pleaded not guilty to the offence ...

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Planned dismissal of Lowenfield, Myers, Mingo racially motivated- APNU+AFC Election Commissioner Alexander

Even  as the Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield and two other senior officials of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) are expected to show cause why they should not be dismissed immediately for alleged infractions during the 2020 general and regional elections, opposition coalition-aligned Elections Commissioner Vincent Alexander said the move to fire them is racially motivated. “This move is obviously ...

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BREAKING: High Court rules release of Statements of Poll to Police, DPP for criminal probe

Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire on Thursday ruled that the  Registrar of the Supreme Court release copies of the Statements of Poll and Statements of Recount to assist in a criminal probe into alleged electoral fraud. She said the Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield cannot be a party to block a request by the Police Commissioner and the Director of Public ...

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DPP opposes Chief Elections Officer becoming party to case on Statements of Poll, Statements of Recount

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on Monday opposed the Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield being a party to a High Court case for “true” copies of the Statements of Poll and Statements of Recount to be handed over to police and the DPP as part of a probe into alleged electoral fraud. Mr. Lowenfield, who is one of several ...

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Assistant Police Commissioner, Police Service Commissioners, several other retired police officers on fraud charges

Eight retired senior police officers and a serving Assistant Police Commissioner have been charged with conspiracy to defraud the State of GYD$10 million and they were each granted GYD$100,000 bail. Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Retired Assistant Commissioner Paul Slowe was not present in court as he is overseas,  but he is named in the joint charge with the ...

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CCJ’s role in Guyana’s elections should be reduced- Granger

Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), David Granger has said the laws should be amended to reduce the role of the  Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in Guyana’s elections. “I am of the view that in internal electoral matters, we need to strengthen the role of our own Court of Appeal and my own interpretation before the CCJ’s ...

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