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CCJ sets June 18 as ‘tentative’ date for ruling on No-Confidence cases

first_imgLawyer for Charrandas Persaud, Sanjeev Datadin-ruling in GECOM unilateral appointment case also expected-as lawyer responds to adduced Charrandas Persaud evidenceAfter some delay, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has finally set a date, albeit a tentative one, for ruling on the three No-Confidence Motion related cases before it, as well as the challenge to the unilateral appointment of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairman.This is according to notices sent out by the court to the parties involved in the proceedings, as well as information from various lawyers involved in the cases. In a brief interview, Attorney for former Alliance For Change (AFC) Parliamentarian Charandass Persaud, Sanjeev Datadin informed this publication that the CCJ intends to rule on the consolidated NCM cases on June 18.When contacted by this publication, Attorney General Basil Williams also revealed that the CCJ is looking to rule in the GECOM case on June 18. The AG also confirmed that the court has accepted the new evidence he submitted in relation to Charandass Persaud.The “new evidence” has to do with comments made by the former AFC MP Charrandas Persaud during a recent Globespan live show, which Government is alleging purports to show he knew that as a dual citizen he ought not to be in the parliamentary chambers.Persaud had crossed over to vote in favour of the Opposition’s No-Confidence Motion against the coalition Government. The application was filed on the grounds that, among other things, there was no direct evidence of whether Persaud knew that he was unqualified to be a candidate and disqualified from sitting in the National Assembly.However, Datadin has since submitted a response on behalf of his client, in which it is argued that this new evidence does not reflect the full context of what Persaud actually said on the Globespan show. The affidavit filed by Datadin carried the full transcript.In the full transcript, Persaud recounts a conversation he had with Minister of Public Security and AFC politician Khemraj Ramjattan, in which the Minister himself sought to allay Persaud’s concerns about his dual citizen status by pointing out that other persons in Parliament held passports from other countries.As it turns out, at least four politicians have since resigned from Parliament due to them also holding dual citizenship at the time Persaud crossed the floor. They are Dominic Gaskin (former Minister of Business), Carl Greenidge (former Foreign Affairs Minister), Dr Rupert Roopnaraine (former Public Service Minister) and Joseph Harmon (former Minister of State).The casesFollowing the December 21, 2018, passage of the No-Confidence Motion against the Government, the coalition Government challenged the validity of the motion and after failing to get the Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Barton Scotland, to reverse it, Government approached the High Court.However, acting Chief Justice Roxanne George in January upheld the passage of the motion, ruling that it was validly passed with the 33 majority. This decision was then appealed by Government at the Appeal Court, which in March ruled via a 2-1 majority that an absolute majority of 34 votes was needed to successfully pass the motion.As a last resort, the CCJ was asked to finally determine these matters, with the cases being heard. The three No-Confidence Motion cases deal with Christopher Ram v the Attorney General of Guyana, the Leader of the Opposition and Joseph Harmon; Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo v the Attorney General of Guyana, Dr Barton Scotland and Joseph Harmon; and Charrandas Persaud v Compton Herbert Reid, Dr Barton Scotland, Bharrat Jagdeo and Joseph Harmon; the last of which deals with Persaud’s eligibility to vote in the House.Meanwhile, the unilateral appointment case the CCJ heard on May 8 was brought by the People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) Executive Secretary Zulfikar Mustapha, challenging the appointment of current GECOM Chairman, retired Justice James Patterson.Patterson was appointed to the position of Chairman of GECOM in 2017 after President Granger had rejected three lists comprising 18 names submitted by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo for the post of GECOM Chairman.Last year, Chief Justice (acting) Roxanne George had ruled that the Constitution of Guyana, in fact, allows for the President to unilaterally appoint someone to fill the position of Chairman of GECOM.Attorney General Basil WilliamsThe Caribbean Court of Justicelast_img read more

Canelo Álvarez, Gennady Golovkin both make weight ahead of title showdown

first_imgShare on Pinterest Both men appeared in superb physical condition when they disrobed with Álvarez claiming a slight edge in crowd support. Neither batted an eye during the traditional staredown.Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs), the Kazakh knockout artist known as Triple G, is defending his WBA, WBC and IBF middleweight titles in a scheduled 12-round bout at the T-Mobile Arena. The 35-year-old is coming off a unanimous-decision win over Daniel Jacobs in March, which marked the first time in 24 fights he’d been extended the full distance, ending a nine-year knockout streak that extended back to when he was fighting eight-rounders during the George W Bush administration.Álvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs), the popular red-headed puncher from Guadalajara who’s had two stints as a junior middleweight title-holder, is coming off a one-sided beatdown of Julio César Chávez in May that took place at a contracted catchweight of 164½lbs, helping establish a foothold in the division that Golovkin has dominated for most of the decade. Technically, the 27-year-old is the lineal champion at middleweight by virtue of his career-best win over Miguel Cotto in 2015 (though, notably, that bout took place at a catchweight of 155lbs, five below the division limit).Speaking after Friday’s weigh-in, Álvarez scoffed at the notion that Golovkin’s well-documented appetite for destruction in a higher weight class gave him pause.“When I was born, all of the fear had already been given out,” he said through a translator. “I’m going to show him who Canelo really is.”Golovkin, who’s become as adored for his broken-English bon mots as his crowd-pleasing style, was typically to the point when pressed for his prediction.“Big gift to people!” he said. US sports Canelo Álvarez Topics Share on Twitter Since you’re here… Gennady Golovkin … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Messenger Boxingcenter_img Read more Share on Facebook Share on WhatsApp Share via Email Support The Guardian Reuse this content Share on LinkedIn Canelo Álvarez and Gennady Golovkin have both made weight ahead of their hotly anticipated middleweight title fight on Saturday night in Las Vegas.Golovkin was first on the scales on Friday afternoon at the MGM Grand Garden Arena and came in exactly at the division limit of 160lbs. Álvarez, sporting a thin red beard, also tipped the scales at 160lbs before an estimated crowd of 9,000. Saul Álvarez and Gennady Golovkin – hard side of the street to Las Vegas glitzlast_img read more