My attention was drawn to two fliers, advertising and inviting the public to two events, which will take place over the weekend in the United States of America, and which may be of interest to the Guyanese taxpayers. The first event is scheduled to take place on June 10th 2017, at 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Zen Lounge 117-15101 Avenue, Richmond Hill, New York. According to the flier, this event is organised by an entity known as “Bridge the Gap Intercontinental Inc.”, in collaboration with Zen Lounge. The event is described by the flier as, “Health and Human Services Tea Forum – Meet & Greet – Connecting & Collaborating across Boarders.” The flier indicates the “keynote Speakers” to be (verbatim): Continue reading Op Ed: A weekend at the Zen and the Ranches
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
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
Please see below a press statement issued by the People’s Progressive Party in which it calls for a police investigation of a threat made against a sitting high court Judge by Attorney General Basil Williams.
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.
The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has issued strong condemnation of Attorney General, Basil Williams over his public attack perpetrated against Deputy Solicitor General, Prithima Kissoon. Williams threatened to haul the young professional before the Public Service Commission (PSC) after news broke that she had complained to the very body about his abusive behavior towards her. Continue reading PPP CONDEMNS BASIL WILLIAMS’ ATTACK ON DEPUTY SOLICITOR GENERAL
The move by the APNU+AFC Government to compulsorily acquire a piece of private property at the corner of Middle and Carmichael Streets, under the Acquisition of Land for Public Purposes Act is reminiscent of the Forbes Burnham era and has sent chills down the spine of right-thinking Guyanese, especially, property owners.
(Guyana Times) Contrary to claims made by Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Basil Williams, his predecessor Anil Nandlall is contending that the death penalty is not a requirement under the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) regime.
Below is a statement issued by Attorney-at-law and PPP/C Member of Parliament Anil Nandlall after Chancellor of the Judiciary Carl Singh granted a stay of former Chief Justice Ian Chang’s ruling against APNU+AFC MPs Keith Scott and Winston Felix: