THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM

“Justice in not a cloistered virtue; she must be allowed to suffer scrutiny and respectful, even though outspoken, comments by ordinary men.” So said Lord Atkin, one of the last century’s greatest judges, in 1936. Since then, followed by other such statements by Lord Denning and others, criticisms of court decisions is normal, except that […]

IT TOOK LONGER THAN EXPECTED

It took longer than expected for the challenge to the jurisdiction of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) to materialise. In expressing support for electoral reform in an interview on May 14, Leader of the PNCR and former President David Granger said that the Guyana Court of Appeal, and not the CCJ, should rule on […]

THE THEFT OF IMMOVABLE PROPERTY

Allan Price, now deceased, lived abroad but owned a portion of land in Queenstown which, by definition, is “immovable property.” So is land with building, similarly owned. In 2004, Ann Jennifer Jeboo forged his name on a power of attorney, giving her power to sell his land. She sold it to Marlene Todd for $4 […]

LEAVING BEHIND – THE YEAR OF THE HALF PERSON

By this time, the year of the half person would have passed. It took three courts to finally resolve this jurisprudential conundrum. The argument advanced to overturn the no confidence vote of 33/32 against the Government on 21 December, 2018, was that while mathematically, half of 65 members of the National Assembly is 32½, the […]

APNU+AFC: DECLARE GRANGER PRESIDENT ON FRAUDULENT RESULTS

According to media reports, if accurate, the election petition to be filed on behalf of APNU+AFC alleges that the elections were fraudulent and seeks an order that new elections be held or that Mr. David Granger be sworn in as President, presumably on the results delivered by the fraudulent elections.