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Attorney General finally activates Judicial Review Act

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams has ordered the activation of the Judicial Review Act. (JRA) from January 1, 2019, even as his immediate predecessor, Anil Nandlall, was preparing to seek a High Court order to jail him for contempt of court. The commencement order was issued on August 15, 2018 and gazetted on August 16, the ...

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Anil Nandlall asks High Court to order imprisonment of Attorney General Basil Williams

Attorney-at-Law, Anil Nandlall wants the High Court to order the imprisonment of Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams for failing to comply with Chief Justice, Roxane George-Wiltshire’s order that he must activate the Judicial Review Act. Nandlall is asking the High Court to order that Williams “be committed to Georgetown Prisons, Camp Street, Georgetown for such period ...

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Attorney General must activate Judicial Review Act pending appeal, not engage in “frustration and obstruction” of parliament

The Guyana Court of Appeal on Thursday dismissed Attorney General, Basil Williams’  request for a stay of execution of a High Court order that compels him to activate the Judicial Review Act (JRA) saying that he appeared bent on frustrating and obstructing people from accessing a wider array of legal remedies for the first time. “I hold that the Applicant ...

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Sugar workers’ unions appeal dismissed by Caribbean Court of Justice

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Tuesday found that the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (“GAWU”) and National Association of Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Employees (“NAACIE”) were adequately consulted before the government’s decision to close the Rose Hall and Enmore sugar estates on December 29th, 2017. GAWU and NAACIE represented most of the workers employed by the Guyana ...

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Court of Appeal fixes early date for hearing appeal against appointment of GECOM Commission Chairman

The Court of Appeal on Friday fixed an earliest possible date for the hearing of an appeal of a High Court decision that upheld the appointment of the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice James Patterson. The appeal would be heard on October 4, 2018, just under one month of Local Government Elections set for November 12. ...

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Williams, Nandlall battle over urgent appeal hearing on GECOM Chairman’s appointment

Attorney General, Basil Williams on Wednesday contended that a request for the Court of Appeal to urgently hear an appeal concerning the appointment of the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) would amount to a challenge to the validity of the Local Government Elections scheduled for November 12. Williams’ contention was in reaction to oral submissions by Attorney-at-Law, Anil ...

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Look-alike presidential crown on wedding car lands road safety advocate in hot water

The President of the West Demerara Road Safety Association, who used two fake presidential crowns on a car at a wedding, was charged and fined. Peter Katahan, 43,a Rural Sergeant, was granted a total of GY$100,000 bail for five charges. He pleaded not guilty to fraudulent imitation of identification mark,and unregistered ,unlicensed,uncertified and uninsured motor vehicle. The offences were allegedly ...

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Public Service Credit Union settles hefty bills during period covered by now discharged temporary Court order

When the original Management Committee of the Guyana Public Service Cooperative Credit Union (GPSCUU) was granted an interim order by the High Court on June 19, 2018, a number of payments, including a multi-million dollar pay-out to a lawyer, were made from the financial organisation’s coffers. Records seen by Demerara Waves Online News show that a prominent attorney-at-law signed a ...

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Govt takes back control of Public Service Coop Credit Union; multimillion dollar queries surface

Government’s interim management committee on Wednesday took back control of the Guyana Public Service Cooperative Credit Union, after the High Court threw out previous orders. The original management committee, which has come under wide-ranging scrutiny for the way it has been running the affairs of the financial institution, had secured an  interim order to remove the government-appointed interim management committee. ...

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