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Darshan Ramdhani appointed QC

Darshan Ramdhani appointed QC

May 1, 2021: Former Attorney General of Grenada Darshan Ramdhani has been issued Letters Patent from Her Majesty the Queen appointing him one of Her Majesty’s Counsel in the West Indies Associated States Supreme Court (the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court) ...
Jones can sue his office if he feels wronged - AG Nandlall

Jones can sue his office if he feels wronged – AG Nandlall

Attorney General Anil Nandlall speaking out on the alleged larceny of state assets by former Director of Sports Christopher Jones and police actions said Jones could sue his office if he felt wronged. Noting that he was not running the ...
Guyana Opposition Leader says Govt will have no legitimacy after Sept 18

Guyana Opposition Leader says Govt will have no legitimacy after Sept 18

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has stated that the government will have no legitimacy after September 18, should if fail to hold elections by that date. He told a press conference yesterday that the Opposition party would see the government after ...
Former Deputy Solicitor General wins court action against Govt for withheld salary

Former Deputy Solicitor General wins court action against Govt for withheld salary

Former Deputy Solicitor General, Prithima Kissoon, is to be paid all salaries owed to her according to orders issued by Acting Chief Justice (CJ) Roxanne George. The Chief Justice has ruled that the Legal Affairs Ministry’s decision to withhold her ...
CJ clarifies - Ram's claim to have order for elections  by Sept 18 not withdrawn

CJ clarifies – Ram’s claim to have order for elections by Sept 18 not withdrawn

The Supreme Court yesterday issued a clarification on Christopher Ram's fixed date application to note that there had been no withdrawal of the claim for an order 'compelling the Chief Elections Officer or the Commissioner of National Registration to take ...
Chief Justice denies interim order to block house to house registration; needs evidence it will exceed Sept 18

Chief Justice denies interim order to block house to house registration; needs evidence it will exceed Sept 18

This story has been updated: Chief Justice Roxanne George (ag.), while denying an interim order seeking to block the continuation of house to house registration, has agreed to hear a case challenging the constitutionality of the process. The Chief Justice ...
Opposition Leader declines President Granger's names for Gecom Chair

Opposition Leader declines President Granger’s names for Gecom Chair

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo will not be adding President David Granger’s suggestions of Attorney Kesaundra Alves and Justice Claudette La Bennett to his required list for nominees of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM)’s Chair.This was noted to be one of ...
Four Opposition Nominees "not unacceptable"

Four Opposition Nominees “not unacceptable”

Four names have been deemed not unacceptable by President David Granger from the list of initial nominees put forward by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo for the appointment of Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) new chairman. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErjAAre0DhE&feature=share This followed a lengthy meeting ...
Opposition Counsel writes Chief Election Officer on CCJ orders

Opposition Counsel writes Chief Election Officer on CCJ orders

Anil Nandlall, counsel for Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, has written Guyana Election Commission (GECOM)'s Chief Election Officer Keith Lowenfield requesting that he immediately begin preparing for general elections. He noted: “In compliance with the extraordinarily clear language of the CCJ ...
Article 106 clear on elections within three months; government in caretaker status - CCJ

Article 106 clear on elections within three months; government in caretaker status – CCJ

The Caribbean Court of Justice has today affirmed that the Guyana government is in caretaker status, should be 'restrained in its use of its legal authority' and must follow the constitution which is clear on the successful passage of a ...
CCJ calls for urgent appointment of new Gecom Chairman -"greatest public importance"

CCJ calls for urgent appointment of new Gecom Chairman -“greatest public importance”

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has called for the appointment of a new Guyana Elections' Chairman to be urgently processed as "a matter of the greatest public importance. The CCJ referred again to the Guyana constitution on what should ...
Bar Association Condemns statements attributed to AG on Judiciary

Bar Association Condemns statements attributed to AG on Judiciary

Guyana Bar Association last evening noted strong condemnation of statements which it said were attributed to Attorney General Basil Williams and called for immediate withdrawal of the statements. It stated that ‘the administration of justice, separation of powers and the ...
Judiciary expresses 'grave concern' over Chronicle report

Judiciary expresses ‘grave concern’ over Chronicle report

Guyana judiciary has expressed 'grave concern' over comments in a report carried by the Chronicle newspaper. The report related to the High court ruling of contempt against Finance Minister, Winston Jordan. It had claimed comments by Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo ...
PSC seeks respect for court judgements

PSC seeks respect for court judgements

The Private Sector Commission (PSC) yesterday expressed “great concern” about government’s continual refusal to pay Dipcon Engineering Services Ltd sums owed since 2009. It noted that this was despite several court judgments in the company’s favour and questioned government’s respect ...
President invokes executive power to prevent jailing of Finance Minister

President invokes executive power to prevent jailing of Finance Minister

President David Granger has invoked a constitutional clause to prevent the jailing of Finance Minister Winston Jordan following a high court order by Justice Priya Sewnarine-Beharry. The Finance Minister was given until today to make make payments of more than ...
Supreme Court condemn use of judges photo in social media poster

Supreme Court condemn use of judges photo in social media poster

Guyana Supreme Court of Judicature, responding to the use of photographs of two judges in a poster circulated on social media, noted its condemnation. In a media release on Saturday, the court noted: ‘The Supreme Court of Judicature firmly condemns ...
Finance Minister appeals court ruling in DIPCON case

Finance Minister appeals court ruling in DIPCON case

Minister of Finance, Winston Jordan, has appealed the ruling by Justice Priya Sewnarine-Beharry that he be jailed for 21 days on failing to pay sums in excess of US$2 million owned to Trinidadian DIPCON Civil Engineering. Last Monday, the court ...
Post-Judgment Hearing  - GYCV2019/007 and GYCV2019/009 & 10 & 11

CCJ consequential orders on July 12; court urges for consensus in Guyana

This story has been updated. The CCJ (Caribbean Court of Justice) has invited written submissions following a hearing today and is to give a decision on July 12 on consequential orders to be made on the Guyana no confidence motion ...
Legal Notes on Issues Relevant to Guyana and the Caribbean

Legal Notes on Issues Relevant to Guyana and the Caribbean

In this legal section we will be posting a series of legal notes and articles on issues topical to Guyana and the Caribbean. Please visit again. If you have any ideas of any legal topic you would like to see ...
Powers of Attorney - Some Practical Considerations

Powers of Attorney – Some Practical Considerations

By Darshan Ramdhani, Law Offices of Ramdhani and Associates (Caribbean and New York Attorneys) website: www.ramdhanilaw.com (Note: This is legal note for general informational purposes. It does not intend to create a legal relationship between the author and the reader ...
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Legal Notes on Issues Relevant to Guyana and the Caribbean

In this legal section we will be posting a series of legal notes and articles on issues topical to Guyana and the Caribbean. Please visit ...
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