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GUYANA | CCJ to hear Guyana no-confidence appeal matter on May 10

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PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago, March 29, 2019 -  The Caribbean Court of Justice says it has set Friday the 10th of May to hear the appeal from Opposition  Leader Bharrat Jagdeo relating to the no-confidence motion in Guyana that was invalidated last Friday by the Guyana Court of Appeal.

The President of the CCJ, Justice Saunders today told the Attorneys in the matter that they will have to file written submissions by the 17th April, while replies to those submissions will have to be filed by the 23rd April.

Bharrat Jagdeo and Attorney Christopher Ram filed appeals with the CCJ on Tuesday, seeking a reversal of the Appeal Court ruling that the no confidence motion was not properly passed.

They were  hoping that the Caribbean Court of Justice would have heard the case and render a decision before the end of April, as the current voters list expires on April 30, and a new list will have to be generated in time for the next election.

Justice Saunders says he expects that all the Attorneys in the matter will be present in Court, and not join the hearings via skype.

The Guyana Elections Commission is expected to join the hearings as a party to the mater.

Last Friday, the Guyana Court of Appeal invalidated the no-confidence motion against the Government on the grounds that an absolute majority was not obtained to pass the motion.

Two of the three Justices of Appeal ruled that 34 votes were needed instead of 33, to successfully pass the motion against the government.

They noted that a simple majority and an absolute majority could not be seen as the same.

 

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  • Countries: Guyana

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