Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) Rules on No Confidence Vote and GECOM Chairman

President says to abide by CCJ decision on no confidence vote

-lobbies for house-to-house registration, re-election

President David Granger
President David Granger

 President David Granger today said that his government will abide by the Caribbean Court of Justice’s (CCJ) ruling upholding the December 21, 2018 no-confidence motion.

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 Motion of no confidence was properly passed – CCJ 

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  • Dr Nat Khublall  On June 19, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    I am a English trained barrister. I made a few comments in the past that if I were the judge I would have given an impromptu judgment declaring that the no confidence motion was properly passed and valid. I would not have reserved my judgment. I made many comments in the past that 33 votes constitute a majority in a 65-member chamber. All the arguments to the contrary cannot stand up to proper legal analysis. Although the CCJ should be commended for its decision, it is at fault for delaying its decision. Time is of the essence, and the general elections in Guyana should have been completed over a month ago.
    I must commend the CCJ for its ruling on the illegal appointment of the Chairman to the Election Commission. I made several comments in the media that David Granger, the president of Guyana, was at fault for not choosing a name in one of the three lists submitted by Bharat Jagdeo. Obviously, his design was to prevent a free and fair election. Dr Nat Khublall, London

  • Ron Saywack  On June 19, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    The significance of this moment:

    While the CCJ ruling has confirmed that the December 2018 non-confidence vote was constitutional and that the appointment of the GECOM Chairman was illegal, all measures must be taken to ensure that the country does not relapse into another era of rigged elections, corruption, nepotism, and economic stagnation.

    Following the unceremonious and illegal ouster of Dr. Cheddi Jagan from office by a concerted and gangsterous British and American effort and the installation of their puppet Burnham to the highest office in the land, democracy was painfully hijacked in the decades to follow.

    That international criminal act led to frightening unrest and a mass exodus of Guyanese (and a devastating brain drain). It also, regrettably, resulted in a major economic stagnation (and widespread food shortages) that brought many Guyanese to the brink of starvation.

    Today, as a result of mass migration, there are twice as many Guyanese living abroad than at home. No other country on earth has experienced such population disproportionality.

    With a promising economic boom ahead with the discovery of oil, the country must move inexorably forward and not backward for the common good. Corruption and unfair elections must never be repeated. All Guyanese must work in unison toward this end!

    What we Guyanese have lost in past half-century can never be reclaimed.

    All of Guyana’s sons and daughters (at home and in the diaspora) must work together for a brighter tomorrow. There is no room for hate, incitement, and violence.

    It is therefore imperative that folks like Jagdeo and Granger step aside; and instead, work jointly to uphold peace, justice, and democracy in the motherland, if at all possible!

    Their time at the top has expired! It is now time for new blood!

    Nothing less will suffice!

    Ron Saywack.

    • Trevor  On June 19, 2019 at 6:15 pm

      Exxon-Mobil and AmeriKKKa don’t want a “communist” PPP government (yet racist Indo-elite party). This was why AFC was voted into power, despite the party being run by former PPP MPs; less communist for AmeriKKa.

      This was why half of the Guyanese populace claim that the 2015 elections was rigged in favour of a pro-colonial sympathiser who to this day, refuses to allow Rastaman the right to use de herbs as a medicine, but will allow Deep State agents like Sherlina Nageer of SASOD to set shop in Guyana to spread a social agenda.

  • Veda Nath Mohabir  On June 21, 2019 at 11:16 pm

    Ron: The reason ‘twice as many Guyanese live in the diaspora than in Guyana’ is because of the following type of behaviour (surprisingly, criticized by Freddie Kissoon) and the concomitant violence, especially visited on one group – to which I belong. I got out in 1969 after living through the 1962-64 period in GT. In 2001, thought I would contribute to the country by working there for at least half a year annually. Ditched the idea after violence on people like me broke out again in 2001.

    Freddie Kissoon: ‘Granger, Jordan, Harmon: Outrageousness at its worst’

    “All the Guyanese … who supported the PNC in its evolution and who still embrace the PNC, have to be embarrassed at the illogical utterance attributed to the PNC leader and President of the country, David Granger.
    The President said he would like the CCJ to explain how he acted unconstitutionally in appointing the GECOM Chairman (I hope at the time of writing; Thursday afternoon, Patterson would have resigned). The level of absurdity in that statement is beyond belief. To my mind, it disqualifies Granger from being the PNC leader and President.”

    This is the same PNC behaviour which led me to leave Guyana.
    Read the rest here. Unbelievable that Kissoon finally has his eyes open.
    https://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2019/06/21/granger-jordan-harmon-outrageousness-at-its-worst/

    Then there is this Christopher Ram’s piece. https://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2019/06/20/aftermath-of-ccj-rulings/

    The bland fact is there is the supremacist PNC (‘Party Paramountcy’) inheritors in power. Don’t see how they will be dislodged!

    Guyana has no future other than with a shared gov’t – which I have pitched since early 1990’s

    BTW: I have available my new 315 page self-published hardcopy version of my just released book where I take on Prof Clem Seecharan. $23.95 US + postage. Not yet on the internet, where I will put it as an ebook in couple of months.
    “A MAULING of INDIANS – Prof. Clem Seecharan’s Noxious, “Revisionist” Falsehoods of Indo-Guyanese History”.

    Rebutting Seecharan for the ‘mauling’ he perpetrated in this speech: https://guyaneseonline.net/2014/04/11/32007/

    Among shocking documented disclosures, I show racism in Guyana didn’t start with Indians, as Seecharan contends, and is the conventional wisdom. I promise many other revelations, eg the Hindu caste system wasn’t so designed by Hindus; the British ‘set it in stone’; and what is another false conventional wisdom – the Aryan Invasion of India. All of these are cited by Seecharan
    Dr. Dhanpaul Narine had expressed interest. Hope he is reading.

    If interested contact me at vedamohabir@rogers.com

    VedaNM.

  • Ron Saywack  On June 23, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    Thanks, Veda, for sharing your in-depth and intellectual thoughts on this troubling, existential matter.

    Cheers, Ron.

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