CCJ’S RULING IN SM JALEEL’S CASE: the result of political vengeance

By: Mohabir Anil Nandlall

Attorney-at-Law

This nation continues to reel from the anti-nationalistic and political vindictive ploys, which the APNU+AFC unleashed in the National Assembly as a joint opposition, using their one seat majority, during the tenth Parliament. By this year end, we would have been so close to getting energy from the Amalia Falls Hydro Project at a rate of about twenty per cent (20%) cheaper than the current rates being paid, and then progressively cheaper with the passage of time, had they not killed this project. Guyana’s financial system would never have been penalized with a regime of oppressive sanctions imposed by the Caribbean Financial Task Force (CFATF) and the Financial Task Force (FATF), which is still in force, if APNU+AFC had supported the AML/CFT Bills, which they voted down. Continue reading CCJ’S RULING IN SM JALEEL’S CASE: the result of political vengeance

OP ED: Blundering Basil get three retired Judges and two law professors to do his job

By Mohabir Anil Nandlall, MP, Attorney-at-Law

Every person, who has ever served in the office of Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, must have felt a profound sense of flattery when they learnt that the current holder of the office was gifted three (3) retired Judges; one from the Caribbean Court Justice (CCJ), one from the Court of Appeal of Guyana and one from the High Court of Guyana; along with two (2) law professors, each possessing a doctorate in law, to assist him in the discharge of the functions of that office. I doubt that I can be contradicted in my assertion that this is a world record. Continue reading OP ED: Blundering Basil get three retired Judges and two law professors to do his job

Attorney General unfit to hold public office – Anil Nandlall

Attorney General Basil Williams

Below is a statement by PPP/C MP Anil Nandlall on the issue surrounding a threat made to a sitting Judge by Attorney General Basil Williams:

Press Statement by Mohabir Anil Nandlall,MP

It is anyone’s guess why the Guyana Chronicle is the only media outfit that has been given a copy of Justice Holder’s letter of complaint against the Attorney General’s conduct in open court on the 24th day of March, 2017, during the Carvil Duncan’s case. It is also anyone’s guess why the Guyana Chronicle is not releasing the letter to the public. So much for freedom of the press and Continue reading Attorney General unfit to hold public office – Anil Nandlall

PPP/C requests date for second meeting on GECOM Chairperson

Following the unfruitful discussions between Opposition Parliamentarians and Attorneys-at-law, Priya Manickchand and Anil Nandlall, and Attorney General, Basil Williams, a request has been made for a date to be set for the next meeting.

Nandlall, in a letter on Thursday, requested that Williams set “the earliest date possible” for the next meeting. Continue reading PPP/C requests date for second meeting on GECOM Chairperson

PPP hosts Public Forum on GECOM

The People’s Progressive Party held a public forum on Friday last at which the imbroglio surrounding the nomination of a list of persons from which the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is to be appointed was discussed.

The well attended event saw presentations from General Secretary and Leader of the Opposition Dr Bharrat Jagdeo; former Attorney General and current Member of Parliament Anil Nandlall; Attorney-at-law Ronald Burchsmith and Nigel Hinds who represented civil society.   Continue reading PPP hosts Public Forum on GECOM

Farmers stage protest against land rental fees increase

Scores of farmers took part in a protest against draconian increases of rent and other fees by the Mahaica/Mahaicony/Abary-Agricultural Development Authority (MMA/ADA) on Tuesday. It came after the entity announced increases in rental fees amounting to some  600% in some instances. Continue reading Farmers stage protest against land rental fees increase

PROSECUTORS WITH CLOSE LINKS TO COALITION IDENTIFIED AS GOV’T PURSUES PRADOVILLE WITCH-HUNTING CASE

Four lawyers with close links to the ruling coalition have been identified as special prosecutors as the Government gears up to pursue its Pradoville witch-hunting scheme against former state officials.

This was revealed during a news conference hosted by the People’s Progressive Party on Monday where former Attorney General, Anil Nandlall disclosed additional information about the special prosecutors. Continue reading PROSECUTORS WITH CLOSE LINKS TO COALITION IDENTIFIED AS GOV’T PURSUES PRADOVILLE WITCH-HUNTING CASE

Hamilton Green to be rewarded with multi-million dollar pension & benefits

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The opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) has described as ‘vulgar’ Government’s attempt to legislate the payment of millions of dollars in pension and other benefits to Hamilton Green.

Green served as Mayor of Georgetown for more than two decades and Prime Minister for seven years prior to that. The controversial figure is also an Executive Member of the People’s National Congress (PNC), the largest party in the APNU which forms part of the governing coalition along with the AFC.    Continue reading Hamilton Green to be rewarded with multi-million dollar pension & benefits

Former AG denies Government’s plan to seize city properties inherited from PPP/C Gov’t

20161003landFormer Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Anil Nandlall has denied claims by his successor that a proposal to compulsory acquire two private properties in the city was inherited from the PPP/C administration.

Attorney General Basil Williams, during a media briefing on Friday last said that “the nation should know that when we [APNU/AFC] entered Government, I inherited that proposal by the PPP to acquire those said lots.” Continue reading Former AG denies Government’s plan to seize city properties inherited from PPP/C Gov’t

Granger issues ‘Blood on carpet’ threat to PSC Chairman – Tribunal to be challenged in court

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Carvil Duncan

Trade unionist Carvil Duncan in a release on Saturday alleged that he is being forced to resign as Chairperson of the Public Service Commission (PSC). In fact Duncan alleged that he was threatened by President David Granger. He said he was offered a monetary package as an incentive and that he requested time to consider the offer.

Duncan said he was told by President Granger that he does not want any blood on his carpet during the meeting at which Minister of State Joseph Harmon and an unknown individual was present. Continue reading Granger issues ‘Blood on carpet’ threat to PSC Chairman – Tribunal to be challenged in court