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‘We’re fed up of hearing that a Judicial Service Commission will be appointed’- Chancellor; AG assures appointment within 3 months

Guyana’s Chancellor of the Judiciary Yonette Cummings Edwards on Tuesday said the judiciary was tired of repeated promises that government would appoint a Judicial Service Commission (JSC) because the few remaining judges are faced with an increasing workload. “We need more judges. We need the Judicial Service Commission to be established ASAP (as soon as possible). We are facing increased ...

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Former Police Commissioner James did not enquire about security of “alone and afraid” GECOM Chairman; “unaware” of many things

Former Police Commissioner Leslie James on Wednesday said he never ordered that the Region Four Returning Office (Ashmin’s Building) for the 2020 general and regional elections be cleared and he did not enquire about the security of the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice Claudette Singh. He told the Commission of Inquiry that instead, he had asked ...

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High Court rules Roxanne Myers’ defamation cases against Jagdeo, others can’t await outcome of criminal case

High Court Judge, Navendra Singh on Friday ruled that defamation cases by former Deputy Chief Elections Officer of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) against Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo and others should go ahead rather than await the outcome of criminal cases against her in the Magistrates Court. The defendants – Mr Jagdeo, Attorney-at-Law Sanjeev Datadin, Deputy Speaker Lenox Shuman,  and ...

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Police Commissioner to be commanded to accept service of lawyer’s charges under Kidnapping Act

Agents of the Guyana Police Force’s Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) are allegedly avoiding service of  private criminal charges instituted by a lawyer who was prevented from leaving the offices because she informed her client to remain silent, her lawyer Nigel Hughes said. With the Director of Public Prosecutions, Shalimar Hack and the Police Commissioner Clifton Hicken both failing to ...

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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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March 2023