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Chief Justice suspends deportation orders against Haitians; no CARICOM free movement for Haitians- AG

Chief Justice Roxane George- Wiltshire Thursday evening suspended the deportation orders against more than 20 Haitians who remain detained at a government centre since last month until the High Court decides on the constitutionality of their arrest and planned removal from Guyana. After the submission of arguments and counter-arguments, the case is expected to come up again on December 18, ...

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Former GDF Chief-of-Staff Gary Best freed of causing death by dangerous driving charge

Former Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Retired Rear Admiral, Gary Best was Thursday freed on a charge of causing death by dangerous driving. Magistrate Rondel Weever upheld the no-case submissions and said “the prosecution failed to establish that Mr. Best was driving dangerously and consequently the case has been brought to an end,” Defence Lawyer Nigel Hughes told ...

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Arms and ammo trader sued for GYD$369 million for stocks allegedly not supplied to Guyana Defence Force

Licensed arms and ammunition, Larry Singh, has been sued by the Guyana government for failing to supply more than GYD$369 million in firearms and ammunition to the Guyana Defence Force between 2014 and 2016, according to court papers filed by Attorney General Anil Nandlall. The National Procurement and Tender Administration (NPTAB) had granted approval for the GDF to sole source ...

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APNU+AFC’s David Granger signed wrong date on court document- elections petitioner; Chief Justice to decide fate of petitions in January

The opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) wants the High Court to hear the two election petitions, although Mr. David Granger signed the wrong date on a court document to facilitate the fixing a date to hear arguments. Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire says she will hand down her decision on January 18, 2021 on whether to dismiss ...

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Attorney General, Jagdeo ask court to throw out APNU+AFC election petitions

Attorney General Anil Nandlall and Representative of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) list of candidates, Bharrat Jagdeo on Monday urged Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire to throw out two election petitions by A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC), Basil Williams. Jagdeo’s lawyer, Senior Counsel Douglas Mendes said no explanation has been given to the High Court why the documents ...

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More than 20 Haitians ask High Court to release them from police custody

At least 23 Haitians are asking the High Court to order that they be released from police custody. The court is expected to decide their fate by December 3, 2020 after receiving further submissions based on questions asked at Friday’s hearing. The Attorney General’s Chambers did not immediately comment on the case. The President of the Association of Haitian Nationals ...

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High Court rules that Ashni Singh, Winston Brassington must face trial for misconduct in public office

Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire more than one week ago ruled that the Magistrates’ Court must hear the charges of misconduct in public office against Dr. Ashni Singh and Winston Brassington that had been brought against them under the then A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) administration. The Chief Justice reportedly handed down her judgement about one week ago, ...

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US citizenship: Minister Oneidge Walrond denies violating Guyana’s constitution “I have full legal right to sit in the National Assembly”

Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Oneidge Walrond on Friday insisted that she was constitutionally sworn in as a parliamentarian on September 1, although she had signed an oath renouncing her American citizenship on September 4, 2020. “I am convinced that I have full legal right to sit in the National Assembly and that I have done nothing illegal and ...

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Attorney General asks High Court to strike out APNU+AFC election petition because David Granger was served late

Attorney General Anil Nandlall has asked the High Court to strike out one of two election petitions challenging the results of the March 2, 2020 general and regional elections on the grounds that it was served to APNU+AFC Representative of the List, David Granger  four days late. Mr. Nandlall told News-Talk Radio 103.1 FM/ Demerara Waves Online News that it ...

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