Op Ed: A weekend at the Zen and the Ranches

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

Ministers Basil Williams, Volda Lawrence & Amna Ally pose in New York with Ann Narine who is a convicted felon and APNU+AFC financier

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

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

PPP demands police investigation AG’s death threat to Judge

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.

PRESS STATEMENT

The PPP is deeply concerned about the reckless utterances and their implications made by Attorney General Basil Williams in open court to the Honourable Mr. Justice Franklyn Holder at the hearing of legal proceedings filed by Mr. Carvil Duncan against the State. Continue reading PPP demands police investigation AG’s death threat to Judge

AG Basil Williams illegally prevented Deputy Registrar of Deeds from taking up appointment – High Court ruling

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Justice Brassington Reynolds on Friday ruled that Deputy Registrar of Deeds Zanna Frank was legally appointed and that all salaries and benefits withheld by the state must be paid.

Frank was appointed Deputy Registrar of Deeds by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) on May 9th 2016. She later moved to the High Court after Attorney-General (AG) Basil Williams prevented her from performing her duties and her salary was withheld. Continue reading AG Basil Williams illegally prevented Deputy Registrar of Deeds from taking up appointment – High Court ruling

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 CONDEMNS BASIL WILLIAMS’ ATTACK ON DEPUTY SOLICITOR GENERAL

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

Government’s seizure of private property for expansion of AG’s office reminiscent of Burnham days

20161003land 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.

This is according to former Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall. Continue reading Government’s seizure of private property for expansion of AG’s office reminiscent of Burnham days

Anti-Terror Bill contains 12 offences which carry death penalty – Former AG says it’s not a FATF requirement

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(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.

Despite the fact that Guyana signed on to join worldwide efforts to abolish the death penalty, Williams argued that having the capital punishment enshrined in the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) legislation is a strict requirement of FATF. Continue reading Anti-Terror Bill contains 12 offences which carry death penalty – Former AG says it’s not a FATF requirement

Nandlall issues statement as Chancellor sides with APNU+AFC

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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:

26th February, 2016

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Mohabir Anil Nandlall, MP, Attorney-at-Law Continue reading Nandlall issues statement as Chancellor sides with APNU+AFC