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President Granger shuns High Court ruling on GECOM Chairman appointment

President David Granger on Wednesday appeared to have shunned a High Court interpretation of the Constitution on the appointment of a chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission. “The Chief Justice gave an interpretation based on her perception of the Law and I will continue to act in accordance with my perception of the Constitution; that is to say I will ...

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Four High Court Judges, another Appeal Court Judge to be sworn in

Four High Court Judges and one Court of Appeal Judge are to be sworn in Wednesday by President David Granger. Those expected to be elevated to the position of Puisne Judges are Attorneys-at-Law Sandil Kissoon, Damon Younge, Simone Morris-Ramlall and Gino Persaud. High Court Judge, Rishi Persaud is to be sworn in as a Justice of Appeal. In May, 2017 Justice ...

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GECOM Chairman appointment: High Court rules against Pres Granger’s interpretation of constitution

Chief Justice, Roxane George-Wiltshire on Monday ruled against President David Granger’s interpretation of Guyana’s Constitution for the appointment of a Chairman of the Elections Commission (GECOM), saying that there is no preference for judicial persons. She said she agreed with lawyers for the Leader of the Opposition and the Guyana Bar Association that there is no validity to arguments that ...

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Former Republic Bank employee jailed for attempted bank robbery, related offences; policeman, others remanded

Five men, including one policeman and two employees of Republic Bank, were Friday arraigned in connection with the failed bank robbery more than one week ago. A former bank employee- Jamal Haynes- was jailed for six years after he pleaded guilty to attempting to rob the bank and several other charges. The policemen charged are Constable Anfermee Blackman and Rural ...

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Medicare Pharmacy staff charged with embezzling GYD$1.2 million

Three employees of Medicare Pharmacy were Thursday morning arraigned on a charge of misappropriating funds and they were granted a total of  GYD$450,000 bail. Appearing before Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court were 23-year old Watmattie Ramnarine, 43-year old Zalena Khan and 23-year old Salena Khan. The prosecution alleges that between September, 6,2016 and June 2,2017, while being ...

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Footballer charged with attempted murder

A Guyhoc Park resident was  Wednesday placed on bail when he appeared before chief magistrate Ann McLennan charged with the attempt murder of another man with whom he was playing football. Kurt Joseph was not required to plea to the charge which alleged that on June 18, 2017 at TucVille, Georgetown he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Tavell Blackman with the ...

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Driver in deadly Lilendaal accident on bail

Twenty-seven year old Tecona Welcome of 39 Austin Street, Campbellville made another appearance in the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court , this time charged with causing death by dangerous driving. Welcome appeared before Magistrate Alisha George who read the indictable charge that on June 24, 2017 at Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara she drove motor car PSS 7195 in a dangerous manner causing ...

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Anil Nandlall to ask High Court to quash search warrant for law books

Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) parliamentarian, Attorney-at-Law Anil Nandlall on Friday announced that he would next week ask the High Court to scrap a search warrant because there is an existing order blocking the search of his premises and seizure of several Commonwealth Law books. “I can file proceedings to quash the warrant…I am going to do that. It’s invalid ...

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