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Ministers Felix, Scott sat unlawfully as Parliamentarians – Court rules

Winston Felix and Keith Scott
The Court of Appeal on Thursday afternoon upheld a previous decision by the High Court that Ministers Keith Scott and Winston Felix sat unlawfully as Parliamentarians.

All three judges of the Court of Appeal – Justices Franklyn Holder, Dawn Gregory-Barnes and Rishi Persaud – affirmed and upheld the decision of then Chief Justice Ian Chang.


However, four additional members to the House can be selected from outside of the list and they are known as “technocrats.”

The Coalition had selected three technocrats, namely Minister Sydney Allicock, and Ministers Felix and Scott. Technocrats are not allowed to vote in the National Assembly but they can present bills, answer questions, take part in debates and sit on Parliamentary committees.

Felix and Scott could not have been technocrats because they were on the Coalition’s list of candidates.

https://newsroom.gy/2020/01/23...tarians-court-rules/

PNCR/AFC are unaware of basic parliamentary issues on Minister and Technocrat functions plus specific places in parliament for the members.

Being on the list of candidates and being selected members of parliament  are separate and distinct issues.

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