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Dual citizens should resign – Ramjattan; gov’t should take the lead – Edghill

Chairman of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Khemraj Ramjattan prefers dual citizens to resign in keeping with decisions by Guyana’s Court of Appeal that they ought not to have been there in the first place, and People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) parliamentarian Juan Edghill hopes the government will first replace its dual citizens. The issue surfaced in December 2018 when ...

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OPINION: Where to after the CCJ? Especially for the losing

by GHK Lall There is an anticlimactic feel to the court decision(s). Now there is breathing space for re-strategizing and repositioning, and none more so than for an opposition, which prematurely overreached. Oil does make for madness. Also, GECOM gets some much-needed space to operate; and a government with a second lease on life is provided an opportunity to shake ...

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Parliament restored by Appeal Court scrapping no-confidence motion – Vice President Greenidge

Guyana’s Acting President Carl Greenidge Friday night announced that Parliament has been reactivated and the 65-seat National Assembly would soon meet, following the Court of Appeal’s ruling that the no-confidence motion was not validly passed by 33 votes. “Henceforth, the situation as regards Parliament is restored to the position as at 21st of December prior to the vote. Arrangements will ...

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Court of Appeal rules no-confidence motion was not validly passed with 33 votes

Guyana’s Court of Appeal by a majority on Friday struck down Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire’s decision that the no-confidence motion was validly passed by 33 to 32 votes, instead ruling that an “absolute majority” of 34 votes was required to pass a no-confidence motion. Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo’s Attorney-at-Law, Anil Nandlall said, based on the Court of Appeal’s decision the ...

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PPP stages countrywide protests

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Friday began staging countrywide protests against what it says is an illegal government now that the 90 days have expired since the passage of the no-confidence motion and no elections have been held. “The protests will go on sporadically because we want to target the President, Prime Minister and the ministers,” Opposition Leader Bharrat ...

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Granger, Jagdeo still tussling over polling date after Carter Center proposal

President David Granger appeared to be holding out for general elections in November after house-to-house registration despite a proposal by the United States’ Carter Center that could allow for earlier polls in August. “In the circumstances, I am instructed to inform you that His Excellency the President intends to shortly name a date for general and regional elections in Guyana ...

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Democratic governance, “independent and active” civil society necessary – US envoy

United States Ambassador to Guyana, Sarah-Ann Lynch Tuesday night cited the need for democracy and an independent civil society to sustain private sector growth and development. “Together with sound, democratic governance and an independent and active civil society, the private sector here has the opportunity to thrive and Guyana has the opportunity to become one of the wealthiest countries in ...

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Britain calls for urgent political solution ahead of Court of Appeal ruling

Britain on Monday called on Guyana’s political leaders to find a solution to resolve the looming political crisis as the 90-day timeframe within which General and Regional Elections should be held following last December’s no-confidence motion runs out on Thursday. British High Commissioner to Guyana Greg Quinn made it clear that he was not about to interpret this country’s constitution. ...

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Solicitor General never resigned, still on the job – source

Guyana’s Solicitor General, Nigel Hawke has not resigned and is still very much at his desk, a well-placed source at the Attorney General’s Chambers said Thursday. The source vehemently denied that Hawke even submitted a resignation to the Ministry of Legal Affairs Permanent Secretary but conceded there were “loud discussions” about what transpired at the Court of Appeal on Wednesday. ...

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Attorney General ordered to correct documents before Court of Appeal hears stay, conservatory order on High Court no-confidence decisions

Court of Appeal Judge, Rishi Persaud did not begin hearing Attorney General Basil Williams’ application for a stay of the High Court’s decision and a conservatory order to preserve the President and Cabinet office beyond 90 days because mistakes were made in the appeal documents filed. Justice Persaud, in “house-keeping” matters noted that in the matter involving Christopher Ram, the original ...

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