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Chief Justice throws out Guyanese Critic’s “entire misconceived” application to stop GPA elections

Chief Justice (ag) Roxane George on Saturday threw out the Fixed Date Application (FDA) filed by social media commentator Mikhail Rodrigues, popularly known as ‘Guyanese Critic,’ which had sought to stop the Guyana Press Association (GPA) elections until he is granted membership.

In handing down her ruling, Justice George said that Rodrigues’ “entire application is misconceived, not just the NOA.”

The social media commentator named incumbent GPA President Nazima Raghubir and Executive Members Svetlana Marshall, Denis Chabrol and Rawle Toney as respondents in his FDA.

“I have gone through the Constitution of the Guyana Press Association, which is not a corporate or any kind of registered entity that has personality that can sue or be sued,” the Chief Justice posited. 

The Chief Justice found that Rodrigues’ Notice of Application (NOA) for an urgent hearing was not “urgent.” 

Notwithstanding, the GPA’s Annual General Meeting and Elections will be held on Sunday at the Theatre Guild in Kingston, Georgetown. 

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