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Guyana Elections: Oral arguments to begin Friday on latest challenge to results

The hearing today

The hearing today  – Click photo to enlarge

Chief Justice Roxane George today said that oral arguments will begin on Friday afternoon, July 17 at 2 pm on the latest challenge to the declaration of results from the controversial March 2nd general elections and arguments should conclude around 5 pm and a decision could be made by Sunday.

This was stated today by Justice George during a historic live streaming of a virtual case management hearing.        Continue reading

Guyana: Govt.’s takeover of Berbice Bridge deemed legal by Chief Justice

The Berbice River Bridge

Guyana Politics: Chief Justice says GECOM’s House-to House Registration is constitutional

Chief Justice Roxane George

The house-to-house registration exercise which has been embarked upon by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) in order to compile an Official List of Electors (OLE) for the holding of general and regional elections has been declared legal by Chief Justice Roxane George.

The Chief Justice was asked by Attorney-at-Law Christopher Ram to look into the constitutionality of the registration process.  Ram had approached the court, asking for a Conservatory Order halting GECOM from continuing the house-to-house registration exercise which  he argued was in violation of Articles 106 (6) and (7) of the Constitution as well as the judgment of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).      Continue reading

Guyana Politics: CJ to rule on challenge to house-to-house registration August 14

– Attorney General insists laws do not cater for snap elections

Chief Justice Roxane George

In the meantime, Attorney General Basil Williams, who is a Respondent in the matter, has asked the court to allow the registration exercise which commenced on July 20, to continue, on the basis that it is “the most doable mechanism to update the voters’ list in preparation for free, fair and credible general and regional elections”.    Continue reading

Guyana Elections: Legal challenge to House-to-House could end up with the CCJ – PNCR

 Bharrat Jagdeo

Christopher Ram

Winston Jordan

A Conservatory Order has been requested by Attorney-at-law, Christopher Ram, to halt the process of House-to-House registration, which started on Saturday July 20, 2019. But so far, Chief Justice Roxane George has refused to grant the order, indicating that there is not enough evidence to do so.    Continue reading

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