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Guyana Elections: Political coalition agreement illegal, says Guyana attorney general

Political coalition agreement illegal, says Guyana attorney general

Published on March 12, 2015 – Caribbean News Now

 Attorney General, Anil Nandlall

Attorney General, Anil Nandlall

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Guyana’s attorney general and minister of legal affairs, Anil Nandlall, has claimed that the newly formed APNU/AFC (A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change) coalition of political parties has no foundation in law.

Nandlall said that the document is fraught with a number of worrying concerns for the Guyana electorate.

He stated that the so-called “Cummingsburg Accord”, based upon what has been made public, is essentially an agreement between the two political parties, but that it has no foundation in law, as “it is not grounded in the constitution.” This, he said makes for a number of huge potential problems, irrespective of what transpires in the upcoming general and regional elections. Continue reading

Ramotar conveniently cites constitution, gives weak excuses for delaying local govt polls- Hardt

Ramotar conveniently cites constitution, gives weak excuses for delaying local govt polls- US Ambassador Hardt

02 July 2014 06:32  – by  Denis Scott Chabrol – Demerara Waves

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A section of the participants at the closing of Blue CAPS’ inaugural Building Communities through Leadership Training and Service (BCLTS) programme.

Outgoing United States (US) Ambassador, Brent Hardt has accused President Donald Ramotar of selectively abiding by Guyana’s constitution, even as the country awaits long-overdue local government elections.

Addressing the closing of Blue CAPS’ inaugural Building Communities through Leadership Training and Service (BCLTS) programme earlier this week, he noted that Ramotar’s reason for not assenting to one of the local government bills was because it was unconstitutional, but at the same time the Guyanese leader was not upholding the constitution as far as those polls are concerned.

“He cannot be an inconsistent defender of the constitution – ignoring the constitution’s very clear requirement to hold local government elections and, for that matter, to return bills to parliament no more than 21 days after they are sent to him,” said Hardt. Continue reading

The Guyana Parliament – commentary


Stabroek News – January 27, 2013  Editorial |

The general population has no idea what is going on with all these parliamentary motions with no outcome, followed by recourse to the courts and judges’ decisions whose implications the political parties then dispute among themselves.

The thing is, the bewildered electorate harbours the sneaking suspicion that the lawyers and senior politicians on all sides of the divide have no clear idea about what is going on either, let alone what the implications constitutionally of all these actions are. Whatever it is, as far as the average citizen is concerned, it has nothing to do with his or her daily life, and doesn’t seem to have any obvious connection to governing the country either.   Continue reading