Tag Archives: The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ)

CCJ rulings for no-confidence appeals, GECOM chairmanship case, set for June 18. 2019

Last month, the Trinidad-based Court heard arguments in the consolidated no confidence matters as well as appeals in relation to the challenge over the legality of the appointment of the GECOM chairman.  Continue reading

CCJ reserves judgement in Guyana motion of no confidence appeal

PORT OF SPAIN – The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Friday May 10, 2019 reserved judgement in the appeal brought by Guyana Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo challenging the ruling of the Court of Appeal in his country, that invalidated a motion of no confidence that was passed in the National Assembly in December last year.

“I want to thank counsel for your very interesting submissions. Naturally we will have to take time to consider and we would let you know when we are ready with the decision,” CCJ President Justice Adrian Saunders, said after the five-member panel had heard oral submissions over the past two days.

The appeal by Jagdeo is among the three matters that have been consolidated by the CCJ, the country’s highest and final court, regarding the vote of no confidence.            Continue reading

Guyana Politics: CCJ dismisses application to block sitting of National Assembly

Applications requested by Bharrat Jagdeo, Christopher Ram and Charrandass Persaud

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) yesterday dismissed applications by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, Chartered Accountant Christopher Ram and former Member of Parliament Charrandass Persaud to block today’s sitting of the National Assembly.

The Application, filed by Attorneys Anil Nandlall and Sanjeev Datadin, sought an order of the Court to block the parliamentary sitting until the outcome of the appeals before the CCJ on the no-confidence matter.

Listing the grounds for application, the attorneys contended that the convening of the National Assembly is contrary to the rule of law in the circumstances of a No Confidence Motion.             Continue reading

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