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High Court to consider amended GECOM motion for removal of Lowenfield

High Court Judge Joann Barlow Wednesday morning allowed the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to submit a copy of an amended motion that now seeks to terminate the contract of the Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield instead of a summary dismissal that will require a fair hearing. Attorney-at-Law for GECOM, Kim Kyte said the amended motion by Election Commissioners Sase Gunraj ...

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“I am prepared to meet with President Ali” to discuss Chancellor, Chief Justice appointments– Harmon

Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon on Monday said he was prepared to hold constitutionally required consultations with President Irfaan Ali on the appointment of a substantive Chancellor of the Judiciary and Chief Justice. “I wish to categorically state, once again, that I am ready, willing and able to engage in consultations on this matter at the earliest opportunity. I am prepared ...

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CCJ rules that Trust Company (Guyana) Limited must register with Guyana Securities Council

In a judgment released on Thursday the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) dismissed the appeal of the Trust Company (Guyana) Limited in the matter of Trust Company (Guyana) Limited v Guyana Securities Council [2021] CCJ 11 (AJ). The Court affirmed the orders of the Guyana Court of Appeal. The CCJ heard the appeal on 20 April 2021. The Guyana Securities ...

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APNU+AFC Election Commissioners block debate on motion against Lowenfield, Myers, Mingo

Opposition members of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM  Tuesday afternoon left a commission meeting, effectively blocking debate on pro-government motions for the dismissal of the Chief Elections Officer, Deputy Chief Elections Officer and the Region Four Returning Officer for their alleged roles in irregularities in last year’s elections. Pro-A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) Election Commissioner Vincent Alexander ...

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Police Service Commission asks High Court to throw out President’s suspension, clear way for police promotions

The Police Ssrvice Commission (PSC) has asked the High Court to find President Irfaan Ali’s suspension of that body is unconstitutional. In court papers seen by News-Talk Radio Guyana 103 1 FM/ Demerara Waves Online, the PSC wants the High Court to declare the purported suspension of the PSC dated June 16, 2021 as unconstitutional and of “no force or ...

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Special domestic violence courtrooms as Police Force says registers 20 percent conviction rate

The Guyana Police Force has been securing an average of just over 20 percent convictions for domestic violence cases in recent times, based on figures released by Police Commissioner Nigel Hoppie even as he welcomed more conducive conditions at courts for victims to testify. In a rare disclosure of detailed crime statistics in recent years, Mr. Hoppie said in 2019 ...

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Chief Elections Officer asks High Court to block PPP Elections Commission from hearing dismissal motions

Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield is asking the High Court to block Elections Commissioners Sase Gunraj and Bibi Shadick from participating in hearing a motion for his immediate dismissal on the grounds that he needs a fair hearing. The pro-People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Election Commissioners have also filed motions in GECOM for the Deputy Chief Elections Officer  Roxanne Myers and ...

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Showdown as govt rejects Police Service Commission’s promotion of officers

Insisting that President Irfaan Ali’s suspension of the Police Service Commission (PSC) is unconstitutional, Retired Assistant Commissioner Paul Slowe and others on Monday announced the promotion of several officers. In a letter to the President, the lawyers for Slowe and the others, their lawyer Selwyn Pieters stated that the purported suspension was unconstitutional because the Tribunal has not been established ...

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High Court throws out officers’ challenge against Police Service Commission’s promotion refusal

Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire on Monday ruled against several officers of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) who had challenged the refusal of the Police Service Commission to promote them because they have pending disciplinary matters. “There is nothing unlawful in considering disciplinary matters in the determination of whether the applicants should be promoted. Therefore, the declarations and certiorari sought cannot ...

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