Guyana

CCJ postpones final orders in Guyana election case

The Caribbean Court of Jus­tice (CCJ) has post­poned its rul­ing on the fi­nal or­ders re­lat­ed to its de­ci­sion to up­hold the pas­sage of a no-con­fi­dence mo­tion by Guyana's Na­tion­al As­sem­bly in De­cem­ber, last year.

Lawyers rep­re­sent­ing Guyana's Gov­ern­ment and Op­po­si­tion were ex­pect­ed to present to their views on what should tran­spire based on last week's judge­ment at the CCJ's head­quar­ters at Hen­ry Street in Port-of-Spain, on Mon­day af­ter­noon.

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.

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. 

Guyana: T&T's ban on poultry is premature, ill-advised

The Guyana Livestock Development Authority has described a recent ban on poultry from Guyana by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, as “ill-advised and premature”.

The authority says neither the sale nor consumption of poultry meat poses any health risks.

It is seeking to assure Guyana's public that the issue with duck disease, has been contained and restricted to six duck farms on the coast of Guyana.

CCJ to hear Guyana no-confidence appeal April 10

A consolidated appeal seeking to bring final resolution to a constitutional crisis caused by the passage of a no-confidence motion in Guyana's National Assembly, last December, will be heard by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on April 10.

A three-member panel comprising of CCJ President Adrian Saunders and Judges Jacob Wit and David Hayton set the date during a case management conference on the appeal at the CCJ's headquarters at Henry Street, Port-of-Spain, this morning. 

32 illegal immigrants arrested in Penal

32 illegal immigrants have been arrested by Police after being found in Penal.
Police say Officers from the South Western Division and Immigration Division were conducting an exercise. They held seven persons at a house in Suchit Trace, Penal, while 23 others were discovered in a Penal bar. Police say 31 out of the 32 held were Venezuelan Nationals, while one is from Guyana. Nine persons were given notices and allowed to leave, while the others are being held. Police say three persons were also arrested for gaming machine offences. Investigations are ongoing.

 

Guyana's AG to appeal ruling on no-confidence motion

Guyana's Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister, Basil Williams, says that the government will go all the way to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), if needs be, to appeal the ruling of the High Court on Thursday that the no-confidence motion was validly passed.

Guyana court rules no-confidence motion stands

Guyana's Chief Justice (ag), Roxane George has ruled that the December 21 vote by Government back-bencher Charrandass Persaud in a no-confidence motion, was valid.

According to the acting Chief Justice, the Speaker Dr Barton Scotland found that motion was carried by majority of 33-32.

She noted that the validity of motion was not doubted when it was carried on December 21.

Moreover, she noted that when concerns were raised subsequently after and advanced before Speaker Scotland, he stood by the carried motion and digressed to the court for interpretation.

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