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CCJ Reverses G$15M award in Defamation case, says awards from other Caribbean countries not automatic benchmark

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, CCJ – CCJ, Port of Spain. Today the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in Glen Lall & National Media and Publishing Company Limited v Walter Ramsahoye refused to increase the G$15 million award of damages made to Dr Ramsahoye by the Guyana Court of Appeal. Indeed, it reversed the Court of Appeal’s decision and ...

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Woman who knocked down St. Lucian scouts in Guyana fined, jailed

The woman, who drove up a one way and struck down three St. Lucian scouts who are here for a Caribbean Cuboree, was Thursday fined and jailed for 10 months. Tracy Fordyce, of Cowan Street, Kingston, Georgetown pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and breach of a one-way. Magistrate Renita Singh at Court seven of the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court sentenced Fordyce ...

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Nothing unconstitutional about special prosecutors; PPP govt used it too- Trotman

Attorney-at-Law and Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman on Friday lashed back at the People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) Gail Teixeira over her criticism of government’s moves to hire special prosecutors to help secure convictions against suspected pilferers of state assets. “There is nothing unique about Special Prosecutors in Guyana and throughout the Commonwealth,” she said. “The previous government utilized the ...

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Special prosecution team will be unconstitutional and witch-hunt of political opponents

The decision by government to explore the possibility of  hiring a team of special prosecutors to help secure convictions of suspected state asset thieves has been roundly condemned by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) as a calculated “witch-hunt.” “The rationale for such a radical departure from the existing constitutional and legal provisions can only by interpreted as one designed to ...

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Guyana govt “not in a rush” to hold death penalty consultations

A day after a top international human rights activist called on Guyana to repeal the death penalty for terrorism and other offences for which there is capital punishment, government on Thursday ruled out consultations any time soon to do so. Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman, who chaired the post-cabinet press conference, said from all indications government was “not in ...

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Guyana should abolish death penalty instead of enacting new laws with such punishment

Guyana and other countries that have enacted laws to sentence convicted terrorists to death should take steps to repeal them and also abolish the death penalty altogether, top international advocates against the death penalty said Wednesday. Commissioner with the International Commission against the Death Penalty, Justice Navi Pillay told a news conference ahead of a judicial colloquium with Guyanese judges ...

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