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Submission of main arguments to ICJ doesn’t mean recognition of court- Venezuela

The Venezuelan government on Monday defended its decision to submit its main arguments to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the border dispute with Guyana, saying it does not change its position of non-recognition of that United Nations (UN) judicial body. “The delivery of this document does not imply the consent of Venezuela or the recognition of the jurisdiction ...

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Venezuela submits key arguments to ICJ in border case with Guyana

Despite last year’s questionable referendum that rejected the International Court of Justice as the means of settling the border controversy, Venezuela has submitted arguments to the World Court. The Guyana government on Monday welcomed Venezuela’s decision to do so. “Guyana has repeatedly called on Venezuela to participate fully in the judicial proceedings and comply with the Court’s rulings, and therefore ...

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Magistrates appointed Land Court judges

Three magistrates would be sworn on Friday as Commissioners of Title (Land Court judges) to serve in the Land Court in Essequibo and Berbice, the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) announced Wednesday night. They are Ms Esther Sam, Ms Renita Singh and Ms Christel Lambert. Land Court Judges hear matters related to ownership of land and awards transports, and hears and ...

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Three juveniles charged with murder

Three juveniles were Wednesday charged with the murder of a teenaged boy at Patentia, West Bank Demerara, police said. The Guyana Police Force said the accused appeared at the Wales Magistrate Court before Magistrate Rhondel Weaver. They were remanded to the Juvenile Holding Center until 30th April, 2024. Seventeen year old Aaron Bess was stabbed with knife and lashed with ...

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New York-based Rickford Burke asks Guyana High Court to quash summons, defamation charges

New York-based opposition activist, Rickford Burke has asked the High Court to quash the serving of a Guyana Magistrates court summons to him in New York by a Guyanese policeman, according to court documents. He wants a declaration that the purported service by Rodwell Sarabo an officer of the Guyana Police Force, in Brooklyn “is a nullity, without and in ...

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Debunching no longer possible- Chief Education Officer; GTU says several issues not financial, maintains there was no collective bargaining

The Ministry of Education’s Chief Education Officer, Saddam Hussain on Wednesday told a High Court hearing that there could no longer be debunching of teachers’ salaries. He explained that with graduate teachers now earning the maximum in the salary scale, debunching was no longer on the Education Ministry’s agenda, though that remained a demand by the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU). ...

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High Court: GTU official admits financial issues were discussed

Vice President of the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU), Julian Cambridge on Wednesday admitted that financial matters were discussed with the government. Representing the government, lawyer Dharshan Ramdhani, at the outset, established that the previous multi-year agreement between the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) and the government remains in force until a new agreement is reached. GTU Vice President Julian Cambridge, under ...

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Pilot innocent of people trafficking charges

A well-known Guyanese pilot has been found not guilty of trafficking in persons, after he was arraigned almost one year ago and placed on GY$1.3 million bail. The Bartica Magistrate Court on Thursday March 14, 2024 found Mr Charles innocent of all Trafficking in Persons (TIP) charges leveled against him by the Guyana Police Force (GPF), he said in a ...

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Public Service Coop Credit Union faction refuses to hand over election figures to govt

Member of the Guyana Public Service Cooperative Credit Union (GPSCCU), Patrick Mentore has refused to immediately hand over specific figures and other information about the Special General Meeting (SGM) of that financial institution, instead saying that the matter is still before the High Court. “Relative to the requested information, we are prepared to provide same, but have been advised by ...

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Juan Edghill wins defamation case against Anthony Vieira, CN Sharma

The High Court has ordered well-known public commentator, Anthony Vieira to pay Public Works Minister Juan Edghill GY$15 million for defamation that occurred 13 years ago on CNS TV6. Chandra Narine Sharma, owner of CNSTV6, has also been ordered to pay Mr Edghill GY$250,000 for broadcasting the commentary on May 4, 2011.  The court said that amount was for nominal ...

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