Constitution of Guyana must be upheld

first_imgDear Editor,The Guyana Elections commission on Friday submitted a proposal that elections be held in March 2020. I do not wish to weigh in on this issue of national importance of the December 21st no confidence motion but I do believe the law is the law and no matter what is the situation at present, the constitution must be upheld.The Government was defeated by a vote of no confidence sponsored by the parliamentary opposition and according to the constitution, Article 106(6 and 7) requires the resignation of the Cabinet including the president. The article goes on to state that, among other things, that notwithstanding its defeat, the Government shall remain in office and that an election shall be held within three months, or such longer period as the national assembly shall by resolution supported by not less than two thirds of the votes of all the elected members of the national assembly determine.What is so difficult about what the constitution states? The Caribbean Court of Justice which is Guyana’s Final Appellate Court upheld the no confidence motion in which the President Justice Adrian Sanders when he read the ruling states that there is no need for the court to gloss over the provisions of Article 106 (6 and 7) but it is, in fact, the responsibility of the constitutional actors to be faithful to the rule of law and operate within parameters of the constitution and in relation to the Guyana Elections Commission also responsible for conducting the elections they too must abide by the provisions of the constitution.Editor, I still believe that the new Gecom Chair retired Justice Claudette Singh will do the right thing by calling elections before the end of this year as stated by the Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo and save Guyana from being the center of international travesty by failing to upheld the rule of law. The world is watching.Sincerely,Robin JosephCouncilor,Waramuri Villagelast_img read more


first_imgJulian Cuddihy pictured outside Letterkenny Courthouse this morning. Picture by North-West Newspix.The trial date has been set for a man accused of the double-murder of an elderly couple in Carndonagh. Jimmy and Kathleen Cuddihy were brutally murdered in their own home on the 23rd of October, 2014. The couple’s son Julian Cuddihy was charged with the crimes and has been remanded in custody ever since.Mr Cuddihy appeared this morning at Letterkenny District Court where he was served with a book of evidence by Garda Robert Carey.Garda Robert Carey told the court, “This morning, Monday, 18th January, I served the book of evidence at Letterkenny Courthouse, Justice Walsh Road, to Mr Julian Cuddihy.“He made no reply when served with the book of evidence.”The court heard that the DPP have sent the accused forward for trial and the date has been set.Mr Cuddihy has now been sent forward to the next sittings of the Cental Criminal Court on the 25th January 2016 in order to fix a date for a trialCuddihy only spoke briefly during the court appearance.Judge James Faughnan outlined to the defendant the conditions of his bail and asked Mr Cuddihy did he understand?Mr Cuddihy simply nodded his head and replied  “Yes.”Mr Cuddihy was then led away in handcuffs and returned to the medical facility in Dublin where he now resides.TRIAL DATE SET FOR MAN ACCUSED OF MURDERING HIS PARENTS was last modified: January 18th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CarndonaghCustodyDouble-murderDublin Central Criminal CourtJulian CuddihyRemandedlast_img read more