CCJ sends Guyana back to polls

Back to the polls.

This in essence was the ef­fect of the Caribbean Court of Jus­tice rul­ing on Tues­day which held that pas­sage of a no-con­fi­dence mo­tion filed by the Op­po­si­tion against the rul­ing par­ty was valid.

Guyana’s Gov­ern­ment and Op­po­si­tion have been asked to come to­geth­er to de­cide on the way for­ward for the coun­try fol­low­ing the CCJ’s de­ci­sion.

Judge tells Sat: Reconsider lawsuit against DPP in sedition charges

Sanatan Dhar­ma Ma­ha Sab­ha (SDMS) sec­re­tary gen­er­al Sat­narayan Ma­haraj has been asked to re­con­sid­er his ap­pli­ca­tion for an in­junc­tion seek­ing to bar the Of­fice of the Di­rec­tor of Pub­lic Pros­e­cu­tions (DPP) from in­sti­tut­ing sedi­tion charges against him pend­ing the de­ter­mi­na­tion of his nov­el con­sti­tu­tion­al chal­lenge against this coun­try’s colo­nial-age sedi­tion leg­is­la­tion.

CCJ: Guyana no-confidence motion valid

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has upheld the passage of a no-confidence motion in Guyana's National Assembly in December, last year. 

The decision, delivered at the CCJ's headquarters in Port-of-Spain, Tuesday morning, means that Guyana's coalition Government led by President David Granger would now have to resign and with fresh elections being called. 

Driver in court for cyclists’ deaths

A lo­cal ac­tor has ap­peared in court over an ac­ci­dent which claimed the lives of chef Joe Brown and fel­low British ex­pat Joan­na Banks, last year.

Ju­nior McIn­tyre, 31, of Cameron Road, Pe­tit Val­ley, was charged with caus­ing the duo’s death by dan­ger­ous dri­ving and dri­ving in a man­ner which was dan­ger­ous to the pub­lic when he ap­peared be­fore Se­nior Mag­is­trate Cher­ril-Anne An­toine in the Port-of-Spain Mag­is­trates’ Court, on Mon­day.

Mother begs for justice for murdered sons

“Who kill my chil­dren?” wailed Gee­ta See­bran, 64, out­side the San Fer­nan­do High Court on Mon­day short­ly af­ter a Point Fortin man was found not guilty of the 2005 mur­ders of her two sons, Neil and Nigel See­bran.

The pros­e­cu­tion’s case was that four years af­ter the mur­ders Ka­reem Guade­loupe con­fessed to the po­lice the role he played in the mur­ders.

At his tri­al, he claimed the po­lice tricked him in­to sign­ing a con­fes­sion state­ment on the be­lief that he would be al­lowed to go home to his fam­i­ly.

Deadline set for DPP in Maha Sabha case

The Of­fice of the Di­rec­tor of Pub­lic Pros­e­cu­tions (DPP) has been giv­en un­til 4 pm to­day to de­cide if it will agree to not in­sti­tute sedi­tion charges against Sanatan Dhar­ma Ma­ha Sab­ha (SDMS) sec­re­tary gen­er­al Sat­narayan Ma­haraj pend­ing the de­ter­mi­na­tion of his nov­el con­sti­tu­tion­al chal­lenge against this coun­try's colo­nial-age sedi­tion leg­is­la­tion.

Fish vendor fined for biting cop

For bit­ing a po­lice­man who was guard­ing him at the hos­pi­tal while he was un­der ar­rest, a fish ven­dor has to pay a $3,000 fine and $1,500 in com­pen­sa­tion.

Ken­son Noel plead­ed guilty to caus­ing gre­vi­ous bod­i­ly harm when he ap­peared in the San Fer­nan­do Mag­is­trates Court.

He told the court that he has since changed his life and has been bap­tised.

Pros­e­cu­tor Sgt Harold Ish­mael said the in­ci­dent took place on Oc­to­ber 29, 2016 at the San Fer­nan­do Gen­er­al Hos­pi­tal.

Woman who slapped doctor at Teaching Hospital put on year's bond

A Moru­ga woman who slapped a doc­tor in the hos­pi­tal while he was at­tend­ing to her ba­by nephew has been bond­ed for one year.

Lament­ing the lev­el of dis­re­spect tak­ing place in the na­tion’s schools and hos­pi­tals, San Fer­nan­do Mag­is­trate In­dar Ja­groo said he was pre­pared to send Ka­reen Ramjohn to jail.

How­ev­er, the doc­tor in­di­cat­ed that he did not want to see her im­pris­oned. Fol­low­ing the in­ci­dent at the San Fer­nan­do Teach­ing Hos­pi­tal on May 20, 2015, Ramjohn was charged with as­sault by beat­ing Dr. Ja­son Diljohn.

Ex-murder accused files assault, battery lawsuit

Less than three weeks af­ter he was freed of mur­der, a man from Diego Mar­tin re­turned to court yes­ter­day for the tri­al of his as­sault and bat­tery law­suit over be­ing beat­en by po­lice at the Port-of-Spain Mag­is­trates’ Court in 2013.

Ak­ili Charles, of Covi­gne Road, Diego Mar­tin, took the wit­ness stand be­fore Jus­tice Ricky Rahim at Hall of Jus­tice in Port-of-Spain, yes­ter­day morn­ing, to give his ver­sion of what al­leged tran­spired in the hold­ing cells of the court on April 3, 2013.