Anil Nandlall must go now! – Guyana Bar Association and the Guyana Association of Women Lawyers


Statement by the Guyana Bar Association and the Guyana Association of Women Lawyers on the Attorney-General’s recorded conversation

The Guyana Bar Association and the Guyana Association of Women Lawyers wish to express their concern their consternation at the recorded conversation between the Attorney-General and a member of the media. Everything done and said by the Attorney-General since the disclosure of the conversation invites us to draw every and all reasonable inferences therefrom. The statements made by the Attorney-General point to serious legal and moral infractions on his part having regard to his standing as one of the highest legal officers in our country. In the recording the Honorable Attorney-General offered in vulgar and obscene language, knowledge of actual and planned illegal activities. Even in private conversation the comments are deeply troubling and inappropriate and their candid nature, unbridled by the conventions of public discourse, calls his character and professionalism into question.

We are most concerned that the Attorney-General appeared to be acknowledging that the use of deadly violence against the media was an acceptable reaction to frustration where public officials and other citizens are offended by what is reported about them. He also referred to making restitution of funds used by him for some purpose which he did not want the press to report about. The President of Guyana is said to have participated in conversations with a defendant in extant criminal prosecution to have same discontinued in return for less critical reporting by her co-defendant. Equally disturbing is his persistent objectification of the unidentified woman, which conduct flies in the face of the Government’s obligations and commitments regarding respect for women.

Freedom of the press and freedom of speech are essential to the rule of law and political democracy. These freedoms result frequently in the publication of true information which may be offensive or embarrassing to some persons. But the Attorney-General needs no lecture on such matters. His Government is well acquainted with the perils of a society where the media must be “well-behaved” or otherwise risk being killed or intimidated.

Public officials are given wide powers and great responsibility to make thousands of important decisions many of which never see the light of day. We expect in return for the privilege of office, that they demonstrate good character and judgment. Where they demonstrably fail to do so either by public action or by private conduct which bears on their fitness for office, as the Attorney-General has done, such public officials should be removed from office.

As leader of the Bar, the Attorney General mindful of the honour, dignity and integrity of his office should resign immediately. If he does not resign he should be removed. Any other result would be an endorsement of the Attorney-General’s conduct and an admission by the Executive that the highest moral and legal standards are not applicable to the State.

31st October 2014

For further information please contact Ronald Burch-Smith, Christopher Ram or Simone Morris-Ramlall

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4 thoughts on “Anil Nandlall must go now! – Guyana Bar Association and the Guyana Association of Women Lawyers

  1. KUDOS!!! Guyana Bar Association and the Guyana Association of Women Lawyers.

    At least we have members of the Guyana LEGAL FRATERNITY.
    With the REQUISITE honor, dignity and integrity of THEIR office.
    TO demonstrate good character and judgment IN CALLING FOR THE RESIGNATION.
    OF this “INCOMPETENT DASTARDLY EVIL COWARD, ag, anil Oh’nandlall”, FORTHWITH.

    TO THOSE “ACTING JUSTICES” AND OTHERS OF THE LEGAL PROFESSION.
    WHOM ARE TEMPTED TO GET OR BE PAID TO BETRAY YOUR COUNTRY, Guyana.

    TAKE HEED OF THIS MESSAGE. YOUR LEGACY WILL BE JUDGED HARSHLY BY PUBLIC OPINION. YOU WILL BE REMEMBERED & SHUNNED BY YOUR DECISIONS FOR ALL TIME.

    FOR BETRAYING YOUR SWORN OATH-OF-OFFICE.
    TO Guyana’s CONSTITUTION & RULE-OF-LAW.

    Very Learned, PRACTITIONERS OF THE LEGAL PROFESSION. MP’s, POLITICIANS. ALL STAKE HOLDERS AMONG OTHERS …

    YOU HAVE A MANDATE!!!!
    AS IT IS YOUR PATRIOTIC DUTY AND OBLIGATION.
    TO PROTECT AND DEFEND. Guyana’s NATIONAL SECURITY.
    AGAINST ALL ENEMIES FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC.

    THAT SAID, PRESERVE AND PROTECT YOUR LEGACY!!!
    HONOR! DIGNITY! SELF RESPECT! INTEGRITY & MORALS …

    FOR Guyana! YOUR REPUTATION! COLLEAGUES! FAMILY AND FRIENDS …

    FOR JUSTICE MUST NOT ONLY BE DONE BUT SEEM TO BE DONE!!!

    “Justice denied anywhere diminishes justice everywhere”. Because, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” … Martin Luther King, Jr…

  2. This A/G Guy is very much Power Drunk,He woke up in the Night using his Wardrobe for Toilet Urinal/ Pissery,he Badly in need of ‘General Medical Attentions,he have Fertility issues like many other Cronies’.
    We do see in this present Govt that sitting Ministers/ Cronies,had did so much Wrong / evil deeds and yet holding Top Govt Jobs in circus within this Corrupted Dictator PPP Govt.
    This A/G Guy, sent a Compelling Message to the KN Journalist,as deem appropiate’Threats of Terrorism’, within the PPP Govt, Donald the Lame Duck so Defends,He used Public Funds for his personal Needs,He need a Woman for his Uncle as indicated,& he and his Confiderates like to Sue KN,for delivering the Truth to the Nations.
    It is sad that this PPP Govt Administrations ,Fail’s its People for the Benefits of the Cronies/ Cabals.
    G/Y needs more People like KN Glenn Lall,to Inform & Published for the People about the Govt they have Cast there Votes Towards, Destroying them & there Families Futures. Look at ‘Prado 2′ for instance,to see who got’ Filthy Rich in this Govt’,that is what the PPP Corrupted Govt is doing for the Masses.They don’t want to be Exposed .

  3. The Law and order of G/Y must goes for all the People,But the Cronies Bullies Dictators have special Laws on there Sides,for Themselves ,Family & Friends.
    The PPP Govt must not go out and Ask the Masses for Votes Anymore,they must tell the People how Corrupted they Brought G/Y into,& having Donations for the People around the world ,which they take that Money to get Filty Rich & for Expensive Life Styles,ask A/G Anil.

  4. This A/G,was Power Drunk,the PPP Govt is very much Filthy Corrupted, there will Never have DEMOCRACY in this PPP Cronie’s Govt.
    The PPP Cronies Govt now seeks to Target & Blame the opposition’s for there Very own Mismanagements ,Corrupted Deeds,This Administrations have not learnt there Lessons very well for Finding Themselves in the ‘SEATS OF A MINORITY GOVT’.The Masses are Fed up / Very Angry, The PPP gov’t days are very short in Power.

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