CCJ: Elections by Sept 18

first_imgThe eagerly awaited consequential orders from the CCJ, flowing from the consolidated cases appealed from the No-Confidence Motion (NCM) of Dec 21, 2018 and David Granger’s unilateral selection of the GECOM Chair were delivered last Friday. Ultimately, the decisions and orders of the CCJ relate to the date for holding of elections in Guyana in accordance with the Constitution. Inter alia, the CCJ summarised:a) The provisions of Article 106(6) and (7) of the Constitution apply to a No-Confidence motion.b) Thirty-three votes constitute a majority of the 65-member National Assembly.c) Mr Charrandas Persaud was ineligible to be elected to the Assembly by virtue of his Canadian citizenship, but his vote on the motion of no confidence was valid.d) Nothing in the anti-defection regime established in Article 156(3) of the Constitution rendered Mr Persaud incapable of casting his vote on that motion in the manner in which he did.e) The National Assembly properly passed a motion of no confidence in the Government on 21 December 2018.f) Upon the passage of this motion of no confidence in the Government, the clear provisions of Article 106 immediately became engaged.There are some who seem to have some problems with comprehending the above or are deliberately obfuscating the issues in furtherance of their own narrow agendas. Caretaker President David Granger, for instance, said in his address to the nation following the CCJ’s presentation: “Guyanese, it is clear that elections have to be held in the shortest possible time… I commit to the holding of credible elections in the shortest possible time”. But this reference to “elections in the shortest possible time” is prevarication at best and disingenuous at worst. As the CCJ pointed out: “The Judiciary interprets the Constitution. But, as we intimated in our earlier judgement, these particular provisions require no gloss on the part of the Court in order to render them intelligible and workable”. A “gloss” in legal circles is “an annotation, explanation, or commentary on a particular passage in a book or document, to elucidate or amplify the passage”.The CCJ went on to belabour this point: “Their meaning is clear and it is the responsibility of constitutional actors in Guyana to honour them. Upon the passage of a vote of no confidence, the Article requires the resignation of the Cabinet including the President. The Article goes on to state, among other things, that notwithstanding such resignation, 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 …’ The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has the responsibility to conduct that election and GECOM too must abide by the provisions of the Constitution”.“The Court must assume that these bodies and personages will exercise their responsibilities with integrity and in keeping with the unambiguous provisions of the Constitution bearing in mind that the No-Confidence Motion was validly passed as long ago as 21 December 2018”.But it appears that caretaker President Granger needs a “gloss” on these “unambiguous provisions of the Constitution”, which it had, in any event, presented in its judgements of July 18. To wit, that the valid passage of the NCM on Dec 21, 2018 had mandated elections by March 21, 2019. But the Government’s recourse to the High, then Appellate Courts placed that process “on pause”, which was reactivated with the decision by the CCJ – the ultimate Court for Guyana – on June 18, that the NCM was validly passed. By the operations of Art 106, elections therefore have to be scheduled on or before Sept 18, 2019, unless the Opposition PPP wishes to extend the date.Having categorically declared they are unprepared to do so, the latter date now kicks in and as the CCJ declared, GECOM is not above the Constitution and must facilitate same.last_img read more

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Navy ends skid at Notre Dame

first_imgNotre Dame (1-8) cut the lead to two on a 5-yard TD run by Travis Thomas. But after a pass interference call gave Notre Dame a second chance at the 2-point conversion, defensive lineman Michael Walsh and linebacker Irv Spencer tackled Thomas well short of the end zone on the final play. “Honestly, this win hasn’t even hit me yet,” linebacker Matt Wimsatt said. “I can’t wait to talk to everybody back home. This is definitely bigger than just one football game.” For Notre Dame, it was its school-record fifth straight home loss, another low point in a season of lows. Weis said the 43-game winning streak had no meaning to him or the team. “They’re worried about here and now. These kids are 17. You think they’re worrying about 43 years?” he said. “To be honest, I don’t even know what the streak was at before it ended,” linebacker Joe Brockington said. Weis said the home losing streak was much more important to the players. It also is the first time the Irish have lost five at home in one season. Notre Dame did have its best game offensively, rushing for 235 yards, nearly doubling its season output, and James Aldridge ran for 125 yards. It wasn’t enough. The Irish, who did little to slow Navy’s option offense, held the Midshipmen to three-and-out late in the fourth quarter with the score tied at 28. Greg Veteto had the first punt of the game, and Tom Zbikowski returned it 32 yards to the Navy 38. The Irish drove to the 24, but on fourth-and-8 Weis decided to go for it rather than attempt a field goal. Chris Kuhar-Pitters, who earlier returned a fumble 16 yards for a touchdown, sacked Evan Sharpley with 45 seconds left. It was the fourth sack for Navy, which entered the game with five. Notre Dame, which hadn’t scored more than 20 points this season, led, 21-14, at halftime, the first halftime lead for the Irish. Kuhar-Pitters came up with his big play early in the fourth quarter. Sharpley dropped back to pass and was wrapped up by nose guard Nate Frazier and defensive end Michael Walsh knocked the ball loose. Kuhar-Pitters scooped up the loose ball and rumbled into the end zone.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Navy finally beat Notre Dame, 46-44, in triple overtime on Saturday, ending the Fighting Irish’s NCAA-record winning streak against the Midshipmen at 43 games. “It’s a big win for our program. It’s a big win for the academy,” Navy coach Paul Johnson said. “I’m happy I don’t have to answer anything else about the streak every time we play.” Roger Staubach was quarterback for the Midshipmen in 1963 when they beat Notre Dame, 35-14. Since then, the Irish have had their way – that is until Saturday. Seven times during the streak the Midshipmen had chances to win in the fourth quarter, only to be thwarted by bad luck, questionable calls or big plays by the Irish. A few times Saturday it looked as though the win would elude them again. But this time it was the Midshipmen who managed to make the decisive plays. Kaipo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada threw a 25-yard TD pass to Reggie Campbell on the first play of the third overtime, then found him again for the 2-point conversion. BREAKTHROUGH: Midshipmen snap a 43-game losing streak to the Fighting Irish. By Tom Coyne The Associated Press SOUTH BEND, Ind. – It’s over. After 44 years and three overtimes. last_img read more

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Jackson County Inmate Roster – 12-29-18

first_imgView Profile >>> Bond:No Bond Bond:No Bond Grigsby, Travis R View Profile >>> Booking #:100490 View Profile >>> View Profile >>> View Profile >>> Hurley, Cody M Charges:35-43-4-2 A Theft35-43-2-2 Criminal Trespass35-43-5-2(a) Counterfeiting35-43-4-2 A Theft Bond:$1505 Charges:34-47-2 Direct Contempt Hess, David D Booking Date:12-28-2018 – 8:26 pm View Profile >>> Booking Date:08-13-2018 – 9:46 am Bond:No Bond Charges:35-43-4-2 A Theft35-43-5-2(a) Counterfeiting35-48-4-11 Possession Marijuana/Hashish Clark, Victoria C Bond:$705 View Profile >>> Charges:35-43-5-3(a12) Decep. false ifo for gov cont35-43-5-3.5(a) Identity Deception Bond:No Bond Booking Date:12-28-2018 – 5:10 pm Booking Date:12-27-2018 – 10:15 am View Profile >>> Booking Date:10-08-2018 – 3:24 pm Charges:35-44-3-6 Failure to Appear34-47-2 Direct Contempt Bond:$3000 Charges:1 Serve Time Circut Court Charges:34-47-2 Direct Contempt5 Writ Of Attachment Booking #:99869 Booking #:100514 Release Date:12-27-2018 – 9:23 am Booking #:100471 Charges:35-48-4-6.1 Poss of Meth35-48-4-8.3 Possession of Paraphernalia Booking Date:12-04-2018 – 5:35 am Release Date:12-27-2018 – 4:38 pm Booking Date:12-28-2018 – 3:28 pm Booking #:100510 View Profile >>> View Profile >>> Booking #:100512 Peters, Daryl M Ihle, Sierra D Booking #:99798 Gaspar-Pascual, Victor Lopez, Jacinto R Charges:9-30-5-3 Operating Vehicle Intox/Prior9-30-5-1(b) BAC .15% or greater35-45-1-3 Disorderly Conduct35-43-2-2 Criminal Trespass9-24-19-2 DWS- Prior Unrelated Violation Booking #:100098 Bond:No Bond Inmates released from the Jail within the last 24 hours. Booking Date:10-28-2017 – 8:50 am Bond:No Bond Booking Date:12-27-2018 – 9:56 pm Bond:$705 Release Date:12-26-2018 – 11:23 am Release Date:12-27-2018 – 11:08 pm Eisenmenger, Harley T Release Date:12-27-2018 – 8:38 pm Booking #:100362 Booking Date:12-26-2018 – 8:37 pm Bond:No Bond View Profile >>> Charges:35-43-4-2 A Theft35-44-3-2 Assisting a Criminal Charges:35-38-2.3 Probation Violation (Adult) Charges:34-47-2 Direct Contempt Bond:No Bond Booking Date:12-28-2018 – 10:31 pm Booking #:100503 McCammon, James A Broughton, Courtney View Profile >>> Booking Date:12-08-2018 – 10:26 pm Booking #:100507 Blake, Megan E Release Date:12-27-2018 – 12:38 pm Bond:$1505 Bond:No Bond Booking Date:12-28-2018 – 5:34 pm Bond:No Bond Charges:35-43-5-2(a) Counterfeiting35-43-4-2 A Theft35-43-2-2 Criminal Trespass Booking #:97922 Charges:35-43-4-2(a)(1) Theft >$750 <$50000 or prior Bond:$705 Charges:35-43-2-2 Criminal Trespass Charges:35-48-4-11 Possession Marijuana/Hashish Bond:$4005 View Profile >>> Bond:No Bond Booking Date:12-28-2018 – 4:03 am Charges:9-30-5-2 Operating Vehicle While Intox9-24-18-1 Never Receiving Driver License9-30-5-1 BAC .08% to .14% Bond:No Bond Booking #:100511 Release Date:12-27-2018 – 10:08 pm Koontz, Tonia L Bond:No Bond Booking Date:12-01-2018 – 1:05 am Bond:No Bond Charges:35-43-4-2 A Theft Charges:9-24-18-1 Never Receiving Driver License Riley, Bryce L Charges:35-38-2-3 Violation Probation/Adult Warr View Profile >>> Bond:No Bond Booking #:100506 Booking #:100506 Booking Date:09-27-2018 – 7:50 pm Bond:$3005 View Profile >>> Release Date:12-27-2018 – 9:38 pm Mullins, Patricia L Bond:No Bond Booking #:99960 View Profile >>> Booking Date:09-14-2018 – 9:29 pm Booking Date:12-27-2018 – 9:56 pm Bond:No Bond Release Date:12-28-2018 – 10:23 am Release Date:12-26-2018 – 2:23 pm Charges:35-48-4-11 Possession Marijuana/Hashish Doty, Bryant D View Profile >>> View Profile >>> Booking #:100025 Bond:$1505 Wagner, Jennifer R Charges:35-48-4-3.3 Poss of Para , non prior View Profile >>> Stacy, Debra L Release Date:12-26-2018 – 12:08 pm View Profile >>> Booking Date:12-26-2018 – 8:31 am Charges:35-42-2-1.3 Domestic Battery Release Date:12-27-2018 – 11:08 pm Release Date:12-27-2018 – 1:08 pm Bond:No Bond Booking #:100493 View Profile >>> Bond:$1410 Booking #:100410 Release Date:12-27-2018 – 9:23 am View Profile >>> Lanning, Jesse K Bond:$1505 Booking Date:12-26-2018 – 9:50 am View Profile >>> Bond:$2210 Booking #:100486 View Profile >>> Booking Date:12-24-2018 – 4:50 am Booking #:100071 Reed, Jonathan N View Profile >>> Booking #:100509 Bond:$705 Charges:7.1-5-1-3 Public Intoxication35-43-4-2.7(e2) Unauth Ent of veh comm crime35-43-2-1 Burglary35-43-4-2 A Theft35-43-4-2 A Theft35-43-2-2 Criminal Trespass Inmates released from the Jail within the last 24 hours. Booking Date:12-04-2018 – 4:57 am Booking #:100028 Pearson, Christopher J Booking Date:03-22-2018 – 7:15 pm Charges:35-43-2-1 Burglary35-43-4-2 A Theft35-43-4-2 B Stolen Property;Poss/sell/reci View Profile >>> Booking Date:09-27-2018 – 2:08 pm King, Anna M Hobson, Joshua T Booking #:100499 View Profile >>> McCrory, Hannah M Booking #:100500 Charges:35-48-4-6.1 Poss of Meth35-44-3-6 Failure to Appear35-47-2-23 (2D) Possession handgun by Felon35-44.1-2-3 False Reporting35-48-4-3.3 Poss of Para , non prior Jones, Alicia A Booking Date:10-04-2018 – 8:19 pm Booking Date:12-25-2018 – 9:41 am Booking #:100386 Charges:35-42-2-1(f)(2) Battery w/deadly weapon35-45-2-1 Intimidation Charges:35-42-2-1.3 Domestic Battery Charges:35-48-4-11 Possession Marijuana/Hashish3 Out of County Hold Dillman, Ashley N Booking #:100498 Charges:35-44.1-3-1(b1) Resist LE w/dw w/veh w/risk35-44-3-3 Resisting Officer9-21-8-52 (A1) Reckless Driving-High Speed9-30-5-2 Operating Vehicle While Intox9-24-18-1 Never Receiving Driver License35-42-2-1(f)(1) Battery Serious Bodily Injury Booking Date:12-26-2018 – 2:48 pm Booking #:98901 Booking Date:08-27-2018 – 10:42 am Release Date:12-27-2018 – 4:38 pm Booking Date:12-28-2018 – 7:50 pm Booking Date:12-24-2018 – 7:38 pm Release Date:12-26-2018 – 3:23 pm Booking #:100501 Booking Date:12-28-2018 – 12:19 am Doty, Bryant D Release Date:12-27-2018 – 4:38 pm Bond:No Bond Booking #:100513 Inmates booked into the Jail within the last 24 hours. View Profile >>> View Profile >>> Booking #:100387 View Profile >>> Francisco, Mario J Booking #:100508 Release Date:12-28-2018 – 7:23 pm Charges:9-30-5-2 Operating Vehicle While Intox9-30-5-1(b) BAC .15% or greater9-24-18-1 Never Receiving Driver License Charges:1 Serve Time Circut Court Riddell, Hugh N Release Date:12-28-2018 – 10:08 am Booking Date:12-21-2018 – 11:26 am Sebastian, Gaspar S Barger, Walter L View Profile >>> View Profile >>> Inmates released from the Jail within the last 24 hours. Velasco-bernal, Vicentelast_img read more

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