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Venezuela cannot ‘blow hot and cold’ on ICJ’s jurisdiction on border controversy with Guyana

Venezuela cannot accept and reject the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in settling the border controversy with Guyana, a legal and security expert said Tuesday. “There is an interesting and powerful nuance – because the Geneva Agreement named the ICJ as a means of resolution of the controversy, Venezuela has, for all intents and purposes, recognised and ...

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Guyana plans to ask ICJ to rule in its favour

Guyana intends to ask the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to rule that a 119-year old award of its border with Venezuela is final, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. That decision by Georgetown follows Venezuela’s announcement earlier Monday that it told the Hague-based World Court that it would not be contesting Guyana’s case there because that court does not ...

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Venezuela will not participate in World Court case on Essequibo border controversy

Reproduced from Telesur  Venezuela will not participate in proceedings at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in relation to the territorial controversy with Guyana over the Essequibo, its Foreign Ministry said in a statement Monday. “The Venezuelan delegation has informed the president of the court, through a letter signed by the President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro Moros, of its ...

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Police officer Dookie challenges constitutionality of “public interest” special leave

The Guyana Police Force Deputy Superintendent, Motie Dookie, who was sent on special leave in the public interest months after he had been accused of smuggling several bottles of whiskey, has challenged the constitutionality of the decision for him to stay off the job. The matter has been fixed for July 14, 2018  before Justice Fidela Corbin-Lincoln He wants the High ...

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Policeman charged with assaulting girlfriend, her sister

A Guyana Police Force Corporal was Friday arraigned on several charges, including wounding, in connection with an altercation he had with his girlfriend and her sister earlier this month. Corporal Rondell Gouveia was granted GY$140,000 bail and ordered to return to court on July 9 for the commencement of the trial. Appearing before Sparendaam Magistrate, Zamilla Ally-Seepaul, he pleaded not guilty ...

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BREAKING: High Court action to take back Guyana Public Service Credit Union from govt control

The High Court has been asked to remove a government-appointed management team of the Guyana Public Service Cooperative Credit Union (GPSCCU) that seized control of the financial institution last month on the grounds that it is illegal. In court papers obtained by Demerara Waves Online News, Patricia Went, in her capacity as GPSCCU Chairman wants the High Court to grant ...

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Solicitor General, Anil Nandlall differ on whether former GRDB Deputy General Manager’s fraud case is stayed

Disagreement surfaced Monday afternoon over whether the High Court decided that a fraud case against former Deputy General Manager of the Guyana Rice Development Board, Madanlall Ramraj has been stayed, with Guyana’s Solicitor General, Kim Kyte saying that the State complied with Justice Navindra Singh’s order to produce a report. “No stay was granted. We complied with the Order. The ...

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PPP appeals High Court’s decision on GECOM Chairman’s appointment

Three days after the High Court ruled that the President of Guyana can rightfully ignore the Opposition Leader’s nominees for the post of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Monday filed an appeal, saying that decision was wrong on several grounds. PPP Executive Secretary, Zulficar Mustapha, through his battery of lawyers, wants the ...

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High Court judge stays fraud charges against former GRDB Deputy GM after SOCU produces obscured report

High Court Judge, Navindra Singh on Monday quashed fraud-related charges against former Deputy General Manager of the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB), Madanlall Ramraj. Defence Lawyer, Anil Nandlall emerged from an in-chamber hearing with the judge to whom he showed the heavily obscured contents of the report titled “Guyana Rice Development Board Forensic Audit Report for the period November 1, ...

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Driver, conductor of overloaded minibus convicted

A minibus driver and conductor on Friday pleaded guilty to a string of offences after police nabbed them in response to a Facebook video that showed the vehicle was overloaded with schoolchildren. A Guyana Police Force spokesman said the driver, Leon Jaggernaught, 38 of Laluni Highway and conductor Joshua Khan, 22, of 560 Golden Grove East Bank Demerara pleaded guilty ...

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