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People of African Descent Assembly-Guyana asks High Court to order govt to pay support; cites breach of contract, property right

The International Decade for People of African Descent Assembly- Guyana (IDPADA-G)- the country’s privately-run coordinating mechanism for the United Nations Decade for People African Descent- wants the High Court to order the immediate payment. Att0rney-at-Law Nigel Hughes told reporters on Friday that the High Court has asked the Court to issue a mandatory order directing the Minister of Culture, Youth ...

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Guyana asks World Court to focus on arbitrators, not United Kingdom, in border case with Venezuela

Guyana on Tuesday rejected Venezuela’s arguments that the United Kingdom (UK) is a necessary party to this former British colony’s case on the validity of the 1899 Arbitral Tribunal Award, and asked the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to focus the conduct of the arbitrators. Venezuela, for its part, wants the ICJ to find that Guyana’s case is inadmissible because ...

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Guyana asks World Court to throw out Venezuela’s “concocted” request for Britain to be made party in border case

Guyana on Friday told the International Court of Justice (ICJ) that, contrary to Venezuela’s position,  the United Kingdom ceased having any role to play in the border controversy over the Essequibo Region since 1966 when independence was granted. Lawyers for Guyana told the ICJ, the United Nations top judicial body, that the UK now had no responsibility for the 1966 ...

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Venezuela tells World Court that Guyana’s border case is inadmissible because Britain is not a party

Venezuela on Wednesday said the International Court of Justice (ICJ) could not hear Guyana’s case that the 1899 Arbitral Award with that Spanish-speaking western neighbour is a full, final and perfect settlement of the land boundary between the two South American nations because Britain is not a party to the proceedings. Venezuela’s Vice President Delcy Rodriguez told the ICJ in ...

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Govt may appeal grant of Local Content Certificate to RAMPS Logistics

The Guyana government on Monday said it might appeal a High Court decision that led to the issuance of a Local Content Certificate to the Guyana-registered RAMPS Logistics Inc. whose parent company is based in Trinidad. “There are strong concerns by the Ministry of Natural Resources as to the eligibility of this particular application for local content certification. And as ...

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Opposition hints at legal action to challenge bloated voters list

As the opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) continues to hint at the possibility of legal action to address their concern about a bloated voters list and the Guyana Elections Commission’s failure to ensure electors reside where they are registered, one of their Election Commissioners on Sunday pointed to several possible grounds for returning to court. Opposition ...

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Bomb alert at Region Four Returning Office to force persons out of tabulation room was hoax- GECOM Security Chief

The Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM) Chief Security Officer Ronald Stuart on Wednesday said after then Deputy Chief Election Officer Roxane Myers failed in her effort to get him to order several persons to vacate the tabulation room to allow Region Four Returning Officer Clairmont Mingo to do his work, a bomb hoax was called. “She said they were interfering with ...

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Lawyer sues police for wrongful arrest, seeks High Court declarations on lawyers’ rights

Attorney-at-Law Tamieka Clarke on Friday asked the High Court to declare as unconstitutional the arrest and detention by police of any lawyer for advising a client to remain silent during questioning. Ms Clarke moved to the High Court after she was arrested on October 28, 2022 by agents of the Guyana Police Force’s Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) for informing ...

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Senior police officers were divided over security of Region Four Returning Office

Former ‘A’ Division Commander Assistant Police Commissioner Edgar Thomas on Friday confessed to disobeying orders by then Police Commissioner Leslie James for him and others to leave the District Four Returning Office at Ashmin’s Building on the basis that Statements of Poll needed to be protected. Mr Thomas said he received several calls from Mr James who was insisting that ...

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Chief Election Officer cannot alter info -current Chief

The Chief Election Officer of the Guyana Election Commission (GECOM) cannot alter information in the collation of results and other information, according to the incumbent Chief Vishnu Persaud. “No whatsoever to my knowledge and I must confess, I went back, I reviewed that section before I came to this hearing and there is no such provision,” he said in response ...

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