October 18 2019

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Dear Editor,

On Wednesday,  acting Chief Justice (CJ) Roxane George-Wiltshire SC ruled on the case brought by the Opposition regarding the resignation of the Cabinet following a successful no-confidence vote, it is time to restore sanity and decency in political discourse and action. The CJ reiterated the Judgment handed down by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in its Consequential Order of 12th July, 2019, notably Item 8, which can be sourced here:- https://ccj.org/wp-content/upl...7/2019-CCJ-14-AJ.pdf

 Going by the Canadian application of a caretaker government, its government website advises: “The caretaker period begins when either the Government loses a vote of non-confidence or Parliament has been dissolved (either as a result of the Prime Minister asking for dissolution, or because of an election date set by legislation). It ends when a new government is sworn-in, or when an election result returning an incumbent government is clear.

 “Exercising ‘restraint’ does not mean that government is prohibited from making decisions or announcements, or otherwise taking action, during the caretaker period. To the contrary, the routine operation of government must continue and necessary business must be transacted. In the event of emergencies, such as natural disasters, the government must have a free hand to take appropriate action to ensure that the public interest, notably the safety and security of Canadians, is preserved.”

 For further information, refer to:

https://www.canada.ca/en/privy...ants-election.html#I

 All are encouraged to take time out, reflect on and soak in the CJ’s ruling that the CCJ in its June 18th decision made it “…evident that the effect of the NCM was the immediate resignation of Cabinet, but the Court clearly stated that notwithstanding this, the tenure in office of the Cabinet, including the President, as well as Government as a whole, ‘is on a different footing’– is that of a caretaker mode consequent to the passage of the said NCM.”

 Thus the question of whether the government is legal or “illegal” has been unequivocally answered where there was doubt or the work of political mischief. The government is legal.  Society must no longer give voice/credence to the PPP yelling government is “illegal.” Going forward it is one thing repeating the PPP’s mischief but most import to let it be known what the truth is.

 It is now of import to steer society back to truth and justice. The media is being called on to do serious introspection of the role they are playing in upholding these values. Some sections of the media have failed us miserably. If we put Guyana first and let the chips fall where they may, it is what it is. Blame is also apportioned to the government for not helping society by not pushing back on the PPP lies and not addressing these issues.

 Even as the PPP and some engage in deception the media-as the fourth estate, the major purveyor of information- carrying a responsibility to help shape Guyana and build cohesive society, for peace, stability and the common good have a responsibility to remind us of the truth.  The situation also reiterates the point of relying on primary sourced information and avoid the temptation of being misled. 

 It may be hard to quantify/qualify as of now how much damage sections of the media have done to this nation when it comes to building a society. Even if they have a horse in the race they have a moral responsibility to society not only to those who spend their advertising dollars but those who read them, for failing to do so would be contributing to the political bullyism we have been witnessing.

It is hoped that the international community that threatened sanctions based on deception, perhaps misunderstanding of the court ruling and high priced lobbying misrepresentation, has taken note of the CJ’s ruling. It is hope the CJ’s pronouncement that the Consequential Order be “read dispassionately and objectively” is taken seriously. This is a position I have been calling for from day one. Had we done this it would have eliminated much of the ugly tension and division that have surfaced since the no-confidence issue.

 I recognise that even if the PPP knew this was about PR mileage they have already had their supporters misled and channelling the distorted mantra. Clearly some have not taken the time to read the ruling or deliberately set out to mislead by applying their own interpretation.  We have to reset our relationship with each other, be we political ally, foe or neutral. Efforts have to be made to stop normalising conduct in a diverse nation such as ours that can pose a threat to our collective stability and well-being.

 Finally, there is still need to give effect to the Item 7 in the CCJ Order that “Article 106 of the Constitution invests in the President and the National Assembly (and implicitly in GECOM), responsibilities that impact on the precise timing of the elections….”  

The nation is reminded that Kaieteur News August 3, 2019 reports  in an article titled ‘Elections date long gone…’  that the CJ basing her argument on the CCJ’s ruling reportedly expressed, “we are supposedly in a period of an extension for the timeframe for holding elections, but that extension has not been agreed on.” The CJ is quoted directly as saying, “We are still waiting on the National Assembly to meet.” It is time for the National Assembly to meet, discharge its constitutional duty and uphold the Court’s ruling.  

Yours faithfully,

Lincoln Lewis

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Django posted:

Chief Justice’s ruling has made it clear the gov’t is legal

October 18 2019,  Source

Dear Editor,

 All are encouraged to take time out, reflect on and soak in the CJ’s ruling that the CCJ in its June 18th decision made it “…evident that the effect of the NCM was the immediate resignation of Cabinet, but the Court clearly stated that notwithstanding this, the tenure in office of the Cabinet, including the President, as well as Government as a whole, ‘is on a different footing’– is that of a caretaker mode consequent to the passage of the said NCM.”
Thus the question of whether the government is legal or “illegal” has been unequivocally answered where there was doubt or the work of political mischief. The government is legal.

Yours faithfully,

Lincoln Lewis

Poppycock !!!

CCJ ruled in July 2019 that the December 2018 no confidence vote in parliament is valid.

Hence the Granger government must resign, president remains in a care taker role ONLY to effect an election within three months.

The three months have passed hence the Granger-government is in a different role as an elected government.

Django posted:

October 18 2019

Source

Dear Editor,

On Wednesday,  acting Chief Justice (CJ) Roxane George-Wiltshire SC ruled on the case brought by the Opposition regarding the resignation of the Cabinet following a successful no-confidence vote, it is time to restore sanity and decency in political discourse and action. The CJ reiterated the Judgment handed down by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in its Consequential Order of 12th July, 2019, notably Item 8, which can be sourced here:- https://ccj.org/wp-content/upl...7/2019-CCJ-14-AJ.pdf

 Going by the Canadian application of a caretaker government, its government website advises: “The caretaker period begins when either the Government loses a vote of non-confidence or Parliament has been dissolved (either as a result of the Prime Minister asking for dissolution, or because of an election date set by legislation). It ends when a new government is sworn-in, or when an election result returning an incumbent government is clear.

 “Exercising ‘restraint’ does not mean that government is prohibited from making decisions or announcements, or otherwise taking action, during the caretaker period. To the contrary, the routine operation of government must continue and necessary business must be transacted. In the event of emergencies, such as natural disasters, the government must have a free hand to take appropriate action to ensure that the public interest, notably the safety and security of Canadians, is preserved.”

 For further information, refer to:

https://www.canada.ca/en/privy...ants-election.html#I

 All are encouraged to take time out, reflect on and soak in the CJ’s ruling that the CCJ in its June 18th decision made it “…evident that the effect of the NCM was the immediate resignation of Cabinet, but the Court clearly stated that notwithstanding this, the tenure in office of the Cabinet, including the President, as well as Government as a whole, ‘is on a different footing’– is that of a caretaker mode consequent to the passage of the said NCM.”

 Thus the question of whether the government is legal or “illegal” has been unequivocally answered where there was doubt or the work of political mischief. The government is legal.  Society must no longer give voice/credence to the PPP yelling government is “illegal.” Going forward it is one thing repeating the PPP’s mischief but most import to let it be known what the truth is.

 It is now of import to steer society back to truth and justice. The media is being called on to do serious introspection of the role they are playing in upholding these values. Some sections of the media have failed us miserably. If we put Guyana first and let the chips fall where they may, it is what it is. Blame is also apportioned to the government for not helping society by not pushing back on the PPP lies and not addressing these issues.

 Even as the PPP and some engage in deception the media-as the fourth estate, the major purveyor of information- carrying a responsibility to help shape Guyana and build cohesive society, for peace, stability and the common good have a responsibility to remind us of the truth.  The situation also reiterates the point of relying on primary sourced information and avoid the temptation of being misled. 

 It may be hard to quantify/qualify as of now how much damage sections of the media have done to this nation when it comes to building a society. Even if they have a horse in the race they have a moral responsibility to society not only to those who spend their advertising dollars but those who read them, for failing to do so would be contributing to the political bullyism we have been witnessing.

It is hoped that the international community that threatened sanctions based on deception, perhaps misunderstanding of the court ruling and high priced lobbying misrepresentation, has taken note of the CJ’s ruling. It is hope the CJ’s pronouncement that the Consequential Order be “read dispassionately and objectively” is taken seriously. This is a position I have been calling for from day one. Had we done this it would have eliminated much of the ugly tension and division that have surfaced since the no-confidence issue.

 I recognise that even if the PPP knew this was about PR mileage they have already had their supporters misled and channelling the distorted mantra. Clearly some have not taken the time to read the ruling or deliberately set out to mislead by applying their own interpretation.  We have to reset our relationship with each other, be we political ally, foe or neutral. Efforts have to be made to stop normalising conduct in a diverse nation such as ours that can pose a threat to our collective stability and well-being.

 Finally, there is still need to give effect to the Item 7 in the CCJ Order that “Article 106 of the Constitution invests in the President and the National Assembly (and implicitly in GECOM), responsibilities that impact on the precise timing of the elections….”  

The nation is reminded that Kaieteur News August 3, 2019 reports  in an article titled ‘Elections date long gone…’  that the CJ basing her argument on the CCJ’s ruling reportedly expressed, “we are supposedly in a period of an extension for the timeframe for holding elections, but that extension has not been agreed on.” The CJ is quoted directly as saying, “We are still waiting on the National Assembly to meet.” It is time for the National Assembly to meet, discharge its constitutional duty and uphold the Court’s ruling.  

Yours faithfully,

Lincoln Lewis

Lincon lewis is like a jungle creature...has problem with human comprehension... 

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This was the same CJ who made a ruling on January 31/2019 that the NCM is valid... lol 

CMC) – Guyana’s Acting Chief Justice, Roxanne George-Wiltshire, ruled, this afternoon, that the motion of no confidence, passed in the National Assembly on December 21, last year, which brought down the David Granger-led coalition government is valid, paving the way for fresh regional and general elections, to be held, here, later this year.

Under the Guyana Constitution elections must be held within 90 days of the motion of no confidence being passed.

sachin_05 posted:
Django posted:

October 18 2019

Source

Dear Editor,

On Wednesday,  acting Chief Justice (CJ) Roxane George-Wiltshire SC ruled on the case brought by the Opposition regarding the resignation of the Cabinet following a successful no-confidence vote, it is time to restore sanity and decency in political discourse and action. The CJ reiterated the Judgment handed down by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in its Consequential Order of 12th July, 2019, notably Item 8, which can be sourced here:- https://ccj.org/wp-content/upl...7/2019-CCJ-14-AJ.pdf

 Going by the Canadian application of a caretaker government, its government website advises: “The caretaker period begins when either the Government loses a vote of non-confidence or Parliament has been dissolved (either as a result of the Prime Minister asking for dissolution, or because of an election date set by legislation). It ends when a new government is sworn-in, or when an election result returning an incumbent government is clear.

 “Exercising ‘restraint’ does not mean that government is prohibited from making decisions or announcements, or otherwise taking action, during the caretaker period. To the contrary, the routine operation of government must continue and necessary business must be transacted. In the event of emergencies, such as natural disasters, the government must have a free hand to take appropriate action to ensure that the public interest, notably the safety and security of Canadians, is preserved.”

 For further information, refer to:

https://www.canada.ca/en/privy...ants-election.html#I

 All are encouraged to take time out, reflect on and soak in the CJ’s ruling that the CCJ in its June 18th decision made it “…evident that the effect of the NCM was the immediate resignation of Cabinet, but the Court clearly stated that notwithstanding this, the tenure in office of the Cabinet, including the President, as well as Government as a whole, ‘is on a different footing’– is that of a caretaker mode consequent to the passage of the said NCM.”

 Thus the question of whether the government is legal or “illegal” has been unequivocally answered where there was doubt or the work of political mischief. The government is legal.  Society must no longer give voice/credence to the PPP yelling government is “illegal.” Going forward it is one thing repeating the PPP’s mischief but most import to let it be known what the truth is.

 It is now of import to steer society back to truth and justice. The media is being called on to do serious introspection of the role they are playing in upholding these values. Some sections of the media have failed us miserably. If we put Guyana first and let the chips fall where they may, it is what it is. Blame is also apportioned to the government for not helping society by not pushing back on the PPP lies and not addressing these issues.

 Even as the PPP and some engage in deception the media-as the fourth estate, the major purveyor of information- carrying a responsibility to help shape Guyana and build cohesive society, for peace, stability and the common good have a responsibility to remind us of the truth.  The situation also reiterates the point of relying on primary sourced information and avoid the temptation of being misled. 

 It may be hard to quantify/qualify as of now how much damage sections of the media have done to this nation when it comes to building a society. Even if they have a horse in the race they have a moral responsibility to society not only to those who spend their advertising dollars but those who read them, for failing to do so would be contributing to the political bullyism we have been witnessing.

It is hoped that the international community that threatened sanctions based on deception, perhaps misunderstanding of the court ruling and high priced lobbying misrepresentation, has taken note of the CJ’s ruling. It is hope the CJ’s pronouncement that the Consequential Order be “read dispassionately and objectively” is taken seriously. This is a position I have been calling for from day one. Had we done this it would have eliminated much of the ugly tension and division that have surfaced since the no-confidence issue.

 I recognise that even if the PPP knew this was about PR mileage they have already had their supporters misled and channelling the distorted mantra. Clearly some have not taken the time to read the ruling or deliberately set out to mislead by applying their own interpretation.  We have to reset our relationship with each other, be we political ally, foe or neutral. Efforts have to be made to stop normalising conduct in a diverse nation such as ours that can pose a threat to our collective stability and well-being.

 Finally, there is still need to give effect to the Item 7 in the CCJ Order that “Article 106 of the Constitution invests in the President and the National Assembly (and implicitly in GECOM), responsibilities that impact on the precise timing of the elections….”  

The nation is reminded that Kaieteur News August 3, 2019 reports  in an article titled ‘Elections date long gone…’  that the CJ basing her argument on the CCJ’s ruling reportedly expressed, “we are supposedly in a period of an extension for the timeframe for holding elections, but that extension has not been agreed on.” The CJ is quoted directly as saying, “We are still waiting on the National Assembly to meet.” It is time for the National Assembly to meet, discharge its constitutional duty and uphold the Court’s ruling.  

Yours faithfully,

Lincoln Lewis

Lincon lewis is like a jungle creature...has problem with human comprehension... 

He’s think  like some GNI members, they believe in their own lies. 

ksazma posted:

I would advise restraint from criticizing this particular judge.

Kascz, she needs to be examined. Apparently, she does not understand the Constitution. Her ruling is NOT in line with Justice and the Constitution so why must we not say so??

Nehru posted:
ksazma posted:

I would advise restraint from criticizing this particular judge.

Kascz, she needs to be examined. Apparently, she does not understand the Constitution. Her ruling is NOT in line with Justice and the Constitution so why must we not say so??

I think that since the CCJ has already told Granger and his gang of criminals that elections are due by September 18, 2019, she is not in a position to add anything further to that. The motion brought by Nandlall is what lawyers do. Judges are supposed to remain calm and judicious. I think this judge is doing just that. Had the two Appellate Court fools been as judicious, this case may not have made it to the CCJ. But then again.

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