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Bomb alert at Region Four Returning Office to force persons out of tabulation room was hoax- GECOM Security Chief

The Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM) Chief Security Officer Ronald Stuart on Wednesday said after then Deputy Chief Election Officer Roxane Myers failed in her effort to get him to order several persons to vacate the tabulation room to allow Region Four Returning Officer Clairmont Mingo to do his work, a bomb hoax was called. “She said they were interfering with ...

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Lawyer sues police for wrongful arrest, seeks High Court declarations on lawyers’ rights

Attorney-at-Law Tamieka Clarke on Friday asked the High Court to declare as unconstitutional the arrest and detention by police of any lawyer for advising a client to remain silent during questioning. Ms Clarke moved to the High Court after she was arrested on October 28, 2022 by agents of the Guyana Police Force’s Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) for informing ...

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Senior police officers were divided over security of Region Four Returning Office

Former ‘A’ Division Commander Assistant Police Commissioner Edgar Thomas on Friday confessed to disobeying orders by then Police Commissioner Leslie James for him and others to leave the District Four Returning Office at Ashmin’s Building on the basis that Statements of Poll needed to be protected. Mr Thomas said he received several calls from Mr James who was insisting that ...

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Chief Election Officer cannot alter info -current Chief

The Chief Election Officer of the Guyana Election Commission (GECOM) cannot alter information in the collation of results and other information, according to the incumbent Chief Vishnu Persaud. “No whatsoever to my knowledge and I must confess, I went back, I reviewed that section before I came to this hearing and there is no such provision,” he said in response ...

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2020 Elections Inquiry findings will consider only “credible evidence”- COI Chairman

Retired Justice of  Appeal Stanley John, the Chairman of the three-man Commission of Inquiry (COI) into the circumstances surrounding the highly controversial March 2020 general and regional elections on Wednesday said only “credible” evidence would be considered in determining the findings of the probe that is expected to wrap up early next year. “In making our findings, we will have ...

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Police slammed for arresting attorney for advising client to remain silent; lawyer to sue police for wrongful arrest

The Guyana Bar Association (GBA) and Guyana Association of Women Lawyers (GAWL) on Friday condemned the Guyana Police Force’s Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) for arresting an Attorney-at-Law Tameika Clarke because she advised her client to remain silent during questioning, even as Attorney General Anil Nandlall said he instructed police to release her. The police force said the alleged arrest ...

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Opposition Leader cannot kickstart process to appoint Chancellor, Chief Justice- Nandlall

Attorney General Anil Nandlall on Sunday said the Opposition Leader could not initiate the process for the appointment of a substantive  Chancellor and Chief Justice, instead saying that is the function of the President. “What is important is the President who must initiate the process of the appointment and securing the Opposition Leader’s agreement. It’s not the other way around. ...

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Unauthorised release of election petition decision negatively impacted CCJ, says Regional Court

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. The Caribbean Court of Justice, like some other apex courts, has a practice of sending advance copies of its judgments to all the lawyers representing the parties to a case. Typically, these advance copies are provided to each counsel within 24 hours of the formal issuance of the judgment. The intent is to give ...

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BREAKING: Jagdeo, govt win case to strike out key opposition election petition but CCJ chastises Attorney General’s premature release of decision

The People’s Progressive Party Civic’s Representative of the List of Candidates Bharrat Jagdeo and the Guyana government on Wednesday secured victory at the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) that the High Court’s dismissal of an opposition election petition could not be appealed. The CCJ found that Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire was right in dismissing the appeal because of late service ...

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Commissioners to probe 2020 general and regional elections sworn in

The Commissioners of Inquiry into alleged attempts to rig the March 2020 general and regional elections were sworn in on Tuesday before Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan. They are Chairman of the Commission – Retired Justice of  Appeal of the Turks and Caicos Islands,  Stanley John; Former Attorney General, High Court Judge and Acting Justice of Appeal in the Eastern ...

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