Public Education & Communications Unit Caribbean Court of Justice

No. 05:2019
July 10, 2019


MEDIA ADVISORY

MATTER: ARNOLD SANKAR v GUYANA RICE DEVELOPMENT BOARD
DATE: THURSDAY, 11 JULY 2019
LOCATION: COURTROOM 1, CARIBBEAN COURT OF JUSTICE 134 HENRY STREET, PORT OF SPAIN (Livestream link:http://bit.ly/2JsvFZ7)
TIME: 2.00 P.M. AST
SYNOPSIS OF CASE: Judgment will be delivered in this matter where Mr. Arnold  Sankar is seeking special leave from the CCJ to appeal against a decision of the Guyana Court of Appeal. The Court of Appeal previously ruled to allow the Guyana Rice Development Board  to appeal a judgment awarding Mr Sankar in excess of GY $99  million in damages over a breach of contract between the two  parties over the sale of his rice paddy. Mr Sankar contends that  the Board filed the application to appeal late and on that basis the Court should grant leave to appeal



MEDIA ADVISORY

MATTER: CHRISTOPHER PERSAUD V TOOLSIE PERSAUD & TOOLSIE PERSAUD LTD
DATE: FRIDAY, 12 JULY 2019
LOCATION: COURTROOM 1, CARIBBEAN COURT OF JUSTICE 134 HENRY STREET, PORT OF SPAIN (Livestream link:http://bit.ly/2XXH5vK)
TIME: 1: 45 P.M. AST
SYNOPSIS OF CASE: The Court will deliver its judgement in this matter where Mr.  Christopher Persaud, acting as executor for David Persaud, is  seeking special leave to appeal the decisions of the Full Court and Court of Appeal of Guyana regarding certain procedural matters relating to the new Civil Proceeding Rules and the pre-existing High Court rules. The deceased was a minority  shareholder in Toolsie Persaud Limited, one of Guyana’s largest companies with interests in hardware, quarrying and timber while Mr. Toolsie Persaud is the brother of the deceased and the majority shareholder in the company. Mr. Christopher Persaud initially sought orders for relief and protection of the deceased’s interest in the company.



MEDIA ADVISORY

MATTERS: ZULFIKAR MUSTAPHA v THE AG OF GUYANA& RAM V THE AG OF GUYANA, THE OPPOSITION LEADER & HARMON ET AL
DATE: FRIDAY, 12 JULY 2019
TIME: 2:00 P.M. AST
LOCATION: COURTROOM 1, CARIBBEAN COURT OF JUSTICE134 HENRY STREET, PORT OF SPAIN (Livestream link: http://bit.ly/2JFn8AV)
SYNOPSIS OF CASE: The CCJ will give consequential declarations and orders in two sets of cases from Guyana. The cases have to do with the appointment of the Chairman of the Guyana Election Commission and a no-confidence vote passed in the Guyana National Assembly. On 18th June, in separate judgments, the Court had concluded that the Chairman of the Election Commission had been invalidly appointed and that the no-confidence motion was validly passed. The Court held a hearing on June 24th to determine whether there was consensus on those consequences and the declarationsand orders the Court should make. As there was no such consensus, the CCJ had ordered the parties to make written submissions on the issue by 1st July.



The proceedings will be live-streamed on the CCJ website and can be viewed via the link: http://bit.ly/2XXH5vK using a web browser such as Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge or Mozilla Firefox. For Media personnel attending the judgment delivery, they are reminded that CAMERAS WILL NOT
BE ALLOWED IN THE COURTROOM. However, broadcast-quality footage of the proceedings will
be made available to media houses. Kindly confirm your requirements by telephone or email to Ms.
Charmaine Wright, Communications and Information Manager, at pecu@ccj.org or by calling (868) 726-3042.

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