RAMJATTAN v NAGAMOOTOO [2019] AFC 1


As the general elections draw near, and the speculation surrounding the choice by the PPP’s of its presidential candidate is over, attention is now focused on the AFC’s choice of its prime ministerial candidate. The AFC apparently anticipates that there will be another coalition with APNU and that it will be offered the opportunity to choose the prime ministerial candidate. But no public indication has been forthcoming about the renewal of the coalition.

The Cummingsburg Accord, which is the foundation document for the coalition, has expired and the parties went their separate ways for the local government elections. Even if there is another coalition the prime ministerial candidate may well come from APNU. Amna Ally and Ronald Bulkan are available. APNU may well consider that the performance of the AFC at the local government elections, obtaining only four percent of the votes, does not qualify it for the prime ministerial slot. It could propose that the AFC now only deserves ministerial seats and far less than the forty percent agreed to in the Cummingsburg Accord.

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Chronicle apologises to Ramkarran


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The Chair, Board of Directors and Editor-in-Chief of Guyana National Newspapers Limited and the Guyana Chronicle unequivocally apologise to Mr Hari Narayen Ralph Ramkarran for two specific instances of libel against him as well as Chronicle’s role in what was indisputably a politically directed campaign of which he was the target.Mr Ramkarran, Senior Counsel and a former Speaker of the National Assembly, is a citizen whose outstanding reputation precedes him. The first libel was contained in an article dated the 2013-07-24 in which the Chronicle alleged that Mr Ramkarran had been involved in some unspecified way in the disappearance of funds belonging to the estate of Yusuf Mongroo, deceased, from a bank in the Cayman Islands.

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