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Coalition Is A Caretaker Government And Government To Pay Court Cost

Today the Caribbean Court of justice convened to issue what was expected to be some consequential orders. Instead, the President of the Court Justice Adrian Saunders read from the Guyana constitution and offered mostly suggestions on the way forward for the opposing Guyanese politicians

Justice Saunders reiterated that the elections should have been held by March 21st given the successful passage of the NCM.

Opposition leader Bharrat Jagdeo has repeatedly asserted that he will not be returning to parliament to discuss any extension for the holding of elections

In a direct reply to a request from the Opposition Leader, Justice Saunders said that his court cannot usurp the role of the President and specifically GECOM, by issuing date for the election

Justice Saunders said that the Granger administration is now a caretaker government

The court also ruled that the State, by way of the attorney general, Basil Williams, must pay the court cost for all the litigants, both at the local appeal level and at the level of the Caribbean Court of Justice

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