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Sir Shridath calls for oneness in Guyana

Former Commonwealth Secretary General, Sir Shridath Ramphal says as Guyana prepares for a transition to a new government “it is the duty of all to work hard at destroying the myth of otherness and at cultivating by conscious effort the reality of oneness.”

In a statement, Sir Shridath, a former attorney general and minister of foreign affairs, said that the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) must be “fortified” by the ruling of the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) the country’s highest court.

The CCJ unanimously upheld a motion filed by two senior members of the main opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) challenging a ruling of the Court of Appeal.

The five-member panel headed by its President, Justice Adrian Saunders said that the Court of Appeal in Georgetown had no jurisdiction to hear the matter that had been filed by the private citizen Eslyn David.

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