Appalled by outburst of Attorney-General

Dear Editor,

I am a constitutional post holder having been appointed chairman of the Public Service Commission, member of the Police and Judicial Service Commissions and the Commissioning Board of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF).

The constitution division of the High Court is currently hearing a constitutional appeal filed by my lawyer against the decision of President Granger to have my constitutional appointments revoked. The matter is before Justice Holder, and on the 23rd of March, 2017, in an open courtroom I was stunned and appalled by the outburst of the Attorney General and Minister of Justice Basil Williams.

Incensed, Justice Holder left the court abruptly terminating the hearing. I was appalled by the intimidatory outburst by the Attorney General since it betrayed, among other things, an unbelievable level of disrespect for the judiciary.

The abrupt departure of Justice Holder brought the proceedings to an uncertain end as no instruction was provided concerning the continuation of the hearing.  Editor, I contend that no one, not even the Attorney General should be allowed to treat a Judge of the High Court in such a disrespectful manner.

Yours faithfully

Carvil Duncan




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