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Caribbean Court urges reform of Guyana’s Deeds Registry Act

In a judgment delivered on Thursday, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) urged the Guyana government to urgently consider reform of the Deeds Registry Act. The Trinidad-headquartered court issued the recommendation in a decision that allowed the appeal of Merlene Todd in the matter of Todd v Price and Jeboo and confirmed Ms. Todd’s title to a parcel of land ...

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Courtney Benn Construction sued for GYD$359 million for two-year delay in building school dorms

The Guyana government has moved to the High Court to claim more than GYD$359 million from Courtney Benn Construction Company after it failed to complete the construction of dormitories at the Linden Technical Institute two years ago. “The actions of the Defendant have impacted the interest of the public  in the non-completion of the construction of the dormitories at the ...

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Former GDF Chief-of-Staff Gary Best walks free on DUI charge

Former Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Retired Rear Admiral, Mr. Gary Best was Wednesday freed on a driving under the influence charge by Magistrate Mr. Clive Nurse presiding at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts. Magistrate Mr. Nurse upheld the no-case submissions made by Best’s lawyers, Mr. Nigel Hughes and Associates. The Magistrate said that the prosecution failed to established ...

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Govt moves to repossess GRDB wharf from BK Marine; says GYD$5 billion property sold for GYD$200 million

The Guyana government has moved to the High Court to repossess the BK Marine Inc. Wharf in Kingston, Georgetown because it was sold at just over GYD$200 million although it is worth GYD$5 billion. Attorney General Anil Nandlall is asking the High Court to declare that BK Marine “has been unjustly enriched” by about GYD$5 billion as that “is the ...

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APNU+AFC takes aim at DPP Chambers

The opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) has taken aim at the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Chambers,  strongly suggesting that the decisions are politically motivated. Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon stayed clear of criticising the DPP Shalimar Hack directly, but he questioned the advice from her Chambers. “She is a constitutional office holder and so I would ...

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Former Minister David Patterson, former Harbour Bridge General Manager charged with fraud

Former Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson and former General Manager of the Demerara Harbour Bridge, Rolston Adams were Monday charged jointly with allegedly defrauding the Bridge Corporation of GYD$$162,635,015. They were granted GYD$200,000 bail and ordered to return to court on February 15, 2021. Mr. Patterson was represented by Attorneys-at-Law Nigel Hughes, Ronald Burch-Smith and Khemraj Ramjattan.  Mr. Adams ...

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Courtney Benn Construction sued for GYD$347 million over St. Rose’s High School’s reconstruction

Courtney Benn Construction Company has been sued for more than GYD$347 million for failing to rebuild the St. Rose’s High School in keeping with a contract. In court papers released by the Attorney General’s Chambers, the Attorney General Anil Nandlall states that the government scrapped the contract because after 18 months only nine percent of the works had been completed. ...

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High Court orders GECOM to hand over Statements of Poll, Recount for safekeeping

Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire on Monday ordered the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to hand over its Statements of Poll and Statements of Recount to the High Court for safe-keeping pending the hearing and determination of an opposition election petition about the constitutionality of the recount order. “The Statements of Poll and the Statements of Recount are to be produced to ...

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High Court dismisses APNU+AFC election petition

Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire on Monday ruled that one of the election petitions which challenge the actual  results that were declared was dismissed because  that petition was served late to Representative of the List for A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC), David Granger. “The late service of P 99/2020 on the second named respondent amounted to non-service on ...

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Henry cousins: Investigators dismiss claims of trumped up murder charges

Amid concerns by sections of the public that the three men, who were Friday arraigned for the murder of the Henry cousins last September, were facing trumped up charges because the police were under increasing pressure, top police officials insisted that investigators have incontrovertible evidence. The police sources said the Major Crimes Unit of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) have ...

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