BREAKING: Chief Magistrate dismisses charges against GECOM Chair, Govt Commissioners

Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan this morning dismissed private criminal charges filed against Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission, Justice James Patterson and the three Government Commissioners: Vincent Alexander, Desmond Trotman and Charles Gobin.

The charges which were brought by Marcel Gaskin, brother of Business Minister Dominic Gaskin, were filed against the men for breaching the Constitution of Guyana, by not following Article 106 which stipulates that elections are to be held within three months of the passage of a no-confidence motion.

The Chief Magistrate, in her ruling, said the charge has no purpose and appears to be frivolous.

See more details in the Saturday, March 16, 2019 edition of the Guyana Times.

FROM LEFT: Government nominated Commissioners Desmond Trotman, Vincent Alexander and Charles Corbin