Presidential Tribunal on Carvil Duncan completed

GINA, GUYANA, Friday, October 28, 2016

The government will honour the court order against the Presidential Tribunal appointed to look in to the Carvil Duncan matter. This is according to the Minister of State, Joseph Harmon.

“We are a law abiding government…since there is an order of Court we respect the order of Court,” Harmon said at today’s Post Cabinet press briefing.

President David Granger had appointed a Tribunal to determine whether Duncan should be removed from his post as head of the Public Service Commission and as a member of several other constitutional bodies, following fraud charges that were brought against him.

Duncan had subsequently secured an Order Rule Nisi from the High Court to halt the works of the Tribunal while the magistrates’ court determines wheter there is enough evidence for the case to go to trial.

The government is preparing to submit its response to the Order. “The return date on that order is the 31st of October and therefore the attorneys who represent the state will be given sufficient instructions to move to the court to have that order vacated,” Harmon said.

Harmon noted that the Tribunal has completed its investigations and will present its recommendations to the President when the court matter is resolved. “The work is not concluded until the tribunal hands over its report to the President and that is the stage where I believe we are at,” Harmon told the press.

 

By Tiffny Rhodius

 

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