CCJ makes Parliament sovereign over the people

first_imgDear Editor,The majority of Guyanese was shocked and demoralised by the ruling of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), when a majority decision of the CCJ denied Bharrat Jagdeo a third term presidency.The ruling by the CCJ indicates that the justice system in Guyana needs to be urgently fixed since both courts – the High Court and the Court of Appeal – ruled in favour of a third term presidency. The CCJ ruling also indicates that the rights of the Parliament is sovereign over the rights of the people. The erosion of the rights of the people can lead to a dictatorship.This ruling, showed that the CCJ is compromised since there is alleged close affiliation of some members of the CCJ and members A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) coalition Government.Meanwhile, statements made by the Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo that the former President is battling for survival is actually referring to himself for his personal survival in the APNU/AFC coalition Government. Jagdeo is a dynamic leader and could be considered as one of the most successful Presidents in Guyana and must remain at the leadership of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) to ensure supporters remains confident of supporting the PPP to win the 2020 Regional and General Elections.Sincerely,Zamal Hussainlast_img read more

A tale of two sex bills

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Editor’s note: It’s Politics reports Saturdays on the ins and outs of Whittier-area politics and city government. Assemblyman Rudy Bermudez was glad to participate with Republican legislators in a press conference Tuesday supporting the proposed Jessica’s Law initiative that would get tough on registered sex offenders. But that didn’t keep Bermudez, D-Norwalk, from pointing out that Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger last year vetoed his own get-tough bill on registered sex offenders. When asked about how difficult it is to get tougher public safety laws through the Legislature, Bermudez pointed to his AB 240 that would have barred registered sex offenders on parole from living within a quarter-mile of high schools. “I had a bill that was passed through the Assembly and the Senate and then the governor vetoed it,” he said. “It would have closed a loophole on predatory sex offenders residing next to our high schools,” he said. “This is a chance for Californians to tell the governor and the Legislature exactly what they want.” Sen. George Runner, R-Lancaster, was quick to come to the defense of Schwarzenegger. “The governor is a big supporter of \,” Runner said. “He actually vetoed a number of bills last year that didn’t come up to what he looked for.” In the case of the Bermudez legislation, Schwarzenegger’s veto statement said the bill didn’t do enough. “AB 240 does not broadly protect California’s children to the level that they deserve but instead simply puts a Band-Aid on a growing problem,” stated Schwarzenegger in his veto message. Instead, he called on the Legislature to pass his bills that would have placed more stringent restrictions on 9,231 parolees and monitor them through a global positioning system. LOSE THE FAT: Mike Spence, president of the California Republican Assembly, has found a unique way to raise money. Spence, is asking for donations to the organization based on the amount of weight he loses between Jan. 31 and Sept. 30. He weighed 3431/2 pounds on that date. “I’ve had people saying you have to lose the weight so we can have you around longer,” Spence said. “I’m now telling them to put their money where their mouth is.” MEET THE CANDIDATE: Alex Moisa, a candidate for Whittier City Council, will hold a free breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at his home in Whittier. Pancakes and menudo will be served. For more information, call (562) 945-2086. COUNCIL POLITICS: Whittier City Council candidates Greg Nordbak and Joe Vinatieri will speak at the 11 a.m. Friday meeting of the Whittier Republican Women Federated. Nordbak and Vinatieri will speak after the noon lunch. Sgt. Gilbert Zepeda, who recent returned from Iraq, will speak before lunch. The club meets at the Friendly Hills Country Club, 8500 S. Villaverde Drive, Whittier. For reservations, call Maybe Hendricks, (562) 696-3345. Cost is $17. Mail items for It’s Politics to the Whittier Daily News, P.O. Box 581, Whittier, CA 90608; fax to (562) 698-0450; phone (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022; or e-mail [email protected]last_img read more