Category Archives: legal

CCJ urges Guyana Government to consider reform of Deed’s Registry Act

— Ruling in property dispute…

Feb 26, 2021 – Kaieteur News – In a judgment delivered yesterday, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) allowed the appeal of Merlene Todd, a Guyanese embroiled in a battle over a city property, which was sold to her on the basis of a fake power of attorney. In confirming Todd’s ownership to the land, the CCJ urged the Government of Guyana to urgently consider reform of the Deed’s Registry Act.

According to a summary of its judgment, the CCJ outlined that Allan Price (now deceased) owned the West Half of Lot 153 Queenstown, Georgetown.      Continue reading

GUYANA: Venezuela releases detained fishing boats and crews

Minister of Foreign Affairs Hugh Todd this evening confirmed that the 12 Guyanese fishermen detained in Venezuela have been released and will begin their journey home at first light.

“We have confirmed that they have been released and will return to Guyana tomorrow,” Todd told Stabroek News this evening. (February 2, 2021)    Continue reading

GUYANA: Ministry of Foreign Affairs: “GUYANA OUR OWN” Video + President Ali’s Address re Venezuela

GUYANA: Ministry of Foreign Affairs: “GUYANA OUR OWN” Video

Address to the Nation by President Ali – 30 January 2021 on the aggressive stance by Venezuela

GUYANA: Venezuela Border: The Dean Rusk to President John Kennedy revelation – By Geoffrey Da Silva 

Map of Guyana – Disputed Area being claimed by Venezuela

This should put an end to contention that there is a legitimate controversy about Essequibo

In letters to the Editor dated September 18 and 27 and October 19 and 21 of 2020, I explored Venezuela’s unjustified and imperialist claim of the Essequibo and its coastal waters.

What is the origin of that claim? Why was the official claim made in1962, sixty-three years after the Paris Arbitral Award of 1899 confirmed that the border between Guyana and Venezuela is “complete, perfect and final”? Why was a claim not made in 1920, 1930, 1940 or 1950 or any other year before 1962?       Continue reading

Venezuelan military detain third Guyanese fishing vessel

The detained Guyanese fishing Vessel ‘Miss Annie.’

Kaieteur News – A third Guyanese fishing vessel, ‘Miss Annie,’ bearing registration number GR972360 and its seven-man Guyanese crew were on Monday detained by the Venezuelan Military.

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Guyana calls for release of fishing boats intercepted by Venezuelan navy

Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Georgetown

Guyana yesterday called for the release of two fishing boats intercepted by the Venezuelan Navy in this country’s waters on Thursday.

In a statement dated yesterday and released by the Department of Public Information today, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that  the Lady Nayera and the Sea Wolf – operating off the coast of Waini Point within Guyana’s Exclusive Economic Zone were intercepted by a Venezuelan naval vessel and instructed to chart a course to Port Guiria in Venezuela where the boats and crew have been detained.            Continue reading

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) rules it can hear Guyana-Venezuela boundary case

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Friday ruled that it could hear Guyana’s case on the validity of the 1899 Arbitral Tribunal Award that settled the land  dispute with Venezuela.

Venezuela was criticised for not participating in the hearing on the jurisdiction of the World Court.

The Court said the judgement on jurisdiction is “final and binding on the parties.”      Continue reading

Opinion: What future now for Venezuela? – By David Jessop,  

The View from Europe – By David Jessop,  

It is hard to know what the future holds for Venezuela, its opposition leader Juan Guaidó, or the present US-led policy that emphasizes sanctions and isolation.

Recently, as was wholly predictable, President Maduro’s United Socialist Party of Venezuela, and allied parties, took 67 per cent of seats in the National Assembly in an election not seen as legitimate by the Washington, the EU, and many Latin American countries. Much of the opposition boycotted the poll and according to President of Venezuela’s National Electoral Council, Indira Alfonzo, only 31 per cent of the country’s 20m registered voters participated.    Continue reading

MIGRATION: Venezuelan Boat People: a New Refugee Crisis in the Americas

The recent discovery of 14 Venezuelan refugees (so far) drowned on the coast of Güiria, eastern Venezuela, with at least three children among them, shows what the migratory explosion from Venezuela is producing.

In this piece, we explain why more and more Venezuelans are dying at sea, victims of human trafficking networks, trapped between the corrupt officials who profit from the business of getting poor people out of their unlivable country, and an unprepared Trinidad and Tobago where the Maduro-friendly government manipulates xenophobia to its advantage.          Continue reading

International Court of Justice (ICJ) to rule on Venezuela/Guyana border issue on December 18. 2020

The Guyana/ Venezuela Border issue lies in the hands of the ICJ