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CCJ’s role in Guyana’s elections should be reduced- Granger

Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), David Granger has said the laws should be amended to reduce the role of the  Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in Guyana’s elections. “I am of the view that in internal electoral matters, we need to strengthen the role of our own Court of Appeal and my own interpretation before the CCJ’s ...

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Chief Elections Officer to file arguments in DPP, Police Commissioner’s request for Statements of Poll, Recount

Attorney-at-Law Nigel Hughes on Friday filed initial court papers to represent the Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield in the quest by the Police Commissioner and the Director of Public Prosecutions for the Registrar to produce and release “true copies” of the Statements of Poll and Statements of Recount for the March 2, 2020 general and regional elections. Chief Justice Roxane ...

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Top PNCR executives, four others charged with participating in illegal procession

Two top People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) executive members- Christopher Jones and Annette Ferguson- and four other persons were Friday charged with participating in an illegal procession after the High Court’s dismissal of an election petition. Appearing before City Magistrate, Leron Daly, Opposition Chief Whip Christopher Jones and opposition frontbencher Annette Ferguson were granted GYD$20,000 bail each after they pleaded ...

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PNCR Leader sues Kit Nascimento, news outlets for GYD$2.6 billion

Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), David Granger has sued several privately-owned news outlets for GYD$2.6 billion for publishing allegedly defamatory letters by Christopher ‘Kit’ Nascimento about the controversial 2020 general elections. In addition to Mr. Nascimento, cited as the first named defendant, the publications that have been sued are Guyana Times, Kaieteur News,  Inews and Stabroek News ...

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High Court throws out second opposition election petition

Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire on Monday dismissed the pro-opposition election petition against the 2020 March, 2020 general elections, saying that  the Recount Order 60 and the relevant laws that were used were constitutional and legal. The Chief Justice has to now issue the relevant consequential order and certificate. She found that Section 22 of the Election Laws Amendment Act  was ...

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DRUG BOND RENTAL: Former Public Health Minister Dr. George Norton charged with misconduct in public office

Former Minister of Public Health, Dr. George Norton, was on Tuesday charged with misconduct in public office by the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) related to the rental of a pharmaceutical bond,, the Guyana Police Force said. Dr. Norton appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates Court, where he was not required to plead to the charges ...

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GECOM asks High Court to throw out election petition

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Wednesday told an opposition-associated High Court election petition hearing that that elections management authority did nothing wrong by formulating a recount order because difficulties had plagued the March 2, 2020 general and regional election process. “Even if your Ladyship may find a breach, then there were no consequences which effected the conduct or result ...

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Jagdeo to ask High Court to throw out GYD$20 million libel judgement for Annette Ferguson

Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo, against whom a GYD$20 million judgment was issued by the High Court for defaming former coalition Housing Minister Annette Ferguson, failed to file a defence because of the 2020 election issues and the closure of High  Court operations due to the coronavirus, Senior Counsel Anil Nandlall said Tuesday. Mr. Nandlall said his client would be asking ...

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High Court orders Jagdeo to pay Annette Ferguson GYD$20 million or face jail, property confiscation

The High Court has ordered Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo to pay Former Housing Minister in the then A  Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) administration, Annette Ferguson GYD$20 million for defaming her. One of Mr. Jagdeo’s lawyers was late Tuesday afternoon writing a media response to the High Court decision. Mr. Jagdeo, according to the judgment  seen today, is ...

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Caribbean Court urges reform of Guyana’s Deeds Registry Act

In a judgment delivered on Thursday, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) urged the Guyana government to urgently consider reform of the Deeds Registry Act. The Trinidad-headquartered court issued the recommendation in a decision that allowed the appeal of Merlene Todd in the matter of Todd v Price and Jeboo and confirmed Ms. Todd’s title to a parcel of land ...

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