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Guyana Elections: CCJ ready to sit to hear Guyana elections case if appealed

The Guyana Court of Appeal will rule at 11:00 hrs Thursday July 30, 2020

With just one more day left before the Guyana Court of Appeal hands down its decision on whether the recounted votes should be used to declare a winner of the March 2020 elections, there are concerns that the matter could be stalled because the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) will be heading into recess.

But according to CCJ’s Acting Senior Public Education and Communications Officer Semone Moore, if the matter is appealed to the CCJ, because of the national importance of this case, the court could make special arrangements to hear it and deliver a timely judgement. 

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Guyana Elections: Court of Appeal decision thrown out by CCJ – UPDATED

  • Lowenfield’s report cutting over 115,000 votes also of no effect
Justice Adrian Saunders delivering the court's decision today.
Justice Adrian Saunders delivering the court’s decision today.

This story is developing and will be updated.

The Caribbean Court of Justice today threw out a controversial Guyana Court of Appeal decision that inserted the word “valid” into the consideration of votes for the election of a President.

President of the Court Adrian Saunders said that in a unanimous decision that the decision of the Court of Appeal was null and void and of no  effect.    Continue reading

Guyana Politics: CCJ Live Stream website for Hearing on July 01 from 9.00 am

CCJ Live Stream website for July 1 Hearing Beginning at 9.00 a.m

GYCV2020/002 – Mohammed Ifraan Ali et al v Eslyn David et al (Hearing)

The Applicants are appealing the decision of the Court of Appeal of Guyana delivered on Monday 22nd June 2020. On Thursday 18th June 2020, before the Chief Elections Officer of the Guyana Elections Commission was scheduled to submit his Report on the results of the General and Regional Elections held on 2nd March 2020.    Continue reading

Guyana Elections: CCJ restrains GECOM from declaring elections results

in CourtsElectionsNews – June 23, 2020
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The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) late Tuesday night ordered the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) not to  issue any results of the March 2, 2020 general and regional elections until the regional court hears and determines an appeal by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP).

“The Guyana Elections Commission and its officers and agents take no step to prejudice the fair hearing of this Application including but not limited to issuing a declaration of the results of the elections held on 2nd March 2020, until this Court issues final orders following the hearing and determination of the questions raised before this Honourable Court in the said Application,” the court said.      Continue reading

GECOM pushes back meetings to make way for Court of Appeal hearing

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has pushed back future meetings now that the Guyana Court of Appeal has set Friday to hear a case filed by private citizen whether that election management body must first decide on a “final credible count” of the votes cast at the March 2, 2020 general and regional elections.

Eslyn David  is asking that the Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield be prevented from submitting that report to the GECOM Chairman, Retired Justice Claudette Singh without  “determining the final credible count and or the credibility” of the polls in keeping with the national vote recount orders.

After receiving a notice of motion, Lowenfield did not submit his report.          Continue reading

Govt. to make elections funds available ahead of CCJ rulings

President David Granger

With the recent Guyana Court of Appeal decisions, the Cabinet meetings have now restarted and it is the intention to request funds through a Bill which will be laid in the National Assembly for authorisation.

Speaking to reporters at the Ministry of the Presidency yesterday, Granger was answering questions on the state of preparedness when it comes to the Guyana Elections Commission.    Continue reading

PPP to boycott Parliament until CCJ ruling on no-confidence case

PPP to boycott parliamentary sittings until CCJ ruling on no-confidence case

Demerara Waves – March 24, 2019

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Sunday announced that it would be boycotting parliamentary sittings until the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) rules on whether the no-confidence motion was validly passed by Guyana’s National Assembly.

“The General Secretary of the PPP wishes to place on record that the People’ s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C ) will not attend any sitting of the National Assembly, while the Appeal in the no-confidence motion is pending at the Caribbean Court of Justice,” the PPP said on its Facebook page.

The appeal could be filed this week, lawyers said.      Continue reading