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Establish Judicial Service Commission to appoint more judges- Ramkarran

Former House Speaker, Senior Counsel Ralph Ramkarran on Sunday urged government to swiftly establish the Judicial Service Commission and that steps be taken to appoint more High Court judges and increase the required number of judges  for the Court of Appeal in an effort to deal with the backlog of cases. “In addressing the issue of the shortage of judges, ...

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High Court rules that Constitutional agencies’ budgets must go to Finance Minister

The High Court on Monday ruled that the budgets of all constitutional agencies must be sent to the Finance Minister to determine if the National Treasury can afford the amounts requested because sending them directly to the National Assembly violates the constitutional role of the Executive. “In keeping with the independence of these agencies, the Court ruled that the budgetary ...

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High Court refuses to temporarily block COVID-19 vaccination measures

High Court Judge, Fidela Corbin-Lincoln on Friday refused to grant an injunction to block the COVID-19 vaccination and PCR testing measures or declare that government that the measures are invalid because the President and the Minister of Health have exceeded their authority. Justice Corbin-Lincoln said she could not grant a temporary declaration because that would mean having to go into ...

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Attorney General wants Police Service Commission case thrown out

Attorney General Anil Nandlall on Thursday signaled that government would be asking the High Court to throw out the case in which the the Police Commissioner Nigel Hoppie has refused to issue a special order for the promotion of 139 officers who have been named by the Police Service Commission (PSC). Mr. Nandlall told the court, presided over Justice Gino ...

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High Court might strike out President as respondent in Police Service Commission case

High Court Judge, Gino Persaud on Monday hinted that he  might strike out President Irfaan Ali as a respondent in a case brought by the Police Service Commission (PSC) in a case that challenges the Guyanese leader’s suspension of that body. “There is no private act in the performance of functions,” the judge said. Justice Persaud has set September 16 ...

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Former Suriname President’s 20-year jail sentence for murder confirmed

Suriname’s former President Desi Bouterse’s 20-year jail sentence for the murder of 15 persons while he had been a military ruler in 1982 was Monday morning confirmed. Starnieuws reports that Bouterse was not in court, saying he was sick and no arrest has been ordered. The session lasted a very short time. No new facts have emerged, the Court Martial concluded. ...

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Prosecution in electoral fraud case against PNCR officials, GECOM officials get more time to put Statements of Pol, Recount in order

Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan  on Friday gave the prosecution time to put the Statements of Poll and Statements of Recount in order to present to disclose to all of the parties in the case. The case of conspiracy to defraud against former officials of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) and the Chairman of the People’s National Congress Reform, Volda ...

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GECOM votes on Thursday for removal of Lowenfield, others; Opposition Election Commissioners warn of more court action over process

The seven-member Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Tuesday failed to vote on terminating the employment contracts of the Chief Elections Officer, his deputy and the Region Four Returning Officer after two opposition Election Commissioners left the meeting over concerns that the government-aligned commissioners are insisting on showing cause for their removal. The meeting has been adjourned to Thursday, August 12. ...

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Fisherman, unemployed woman charged with murder of overseas-based Guyanese

A fisherman and an unemployed woman were Tuesday arraigned for the murder of overseas-based Guyanese Hemraj Pardesi at his residence at Reliance Settlement, East Canje, Berbice. Police said 23-year old Malisha Dutchin of Lot 4 Reliance Settlement East Canje Berbice and 32-year old Mario “Mayo” Bissoondyal of Lot 141 Main Street Cumberland East Canje Berbice were remanded to prison when they ...

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