New board for Chronicle

A new Board of Directors has been appointed for the state-owned Guyana National Newspapers Limited (GNNL), publishers of the Guyana Chronicle, with Geeta Chandan-Edmond being elected to serve as chairperson.

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon made this announcement at the post-cabinet press briefing yesterday.

Other directors appointed to serve on the board are: Bert Wilkinson, Aaron Fraser, Karen Davis, Hakeem Khan, Ruel Johnson, Sherod Duncan, Tabitha Sarabo-Halley and Hilbert Foster.

Chandan, an attorney-at-law and former Magistrate is currently serving as a Legal Adviser to the Ministry of the Presidency.

Johnson, Wilkinson, Davis and Sarabo-Halley were among others who served on the GNNL board that Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, who also has the responsibility for public information, appointed in September 2015.

Jean La Rose had served on the previous board along with other directors; Scherazade Ishoof –Khan, ​Patricia Woloford, Imran Khan and Sohan Poonai.

La Rose quit after one year and on October 2016, Nagamootoo appointed Imran Khan to serve as interim chairman of the GNNL.


Three held over Pomeroon double murder

Three persons, including the widow of one of the two Pomeroon farmers shot dead on Sunday, have been taken into custody and police say one of them led detectives to the location of an arms cache that allegedly belonged to one of the deceased.

Mazaruni prison contract to go ahead

The $3.5 billion contract for the Mazaruni Prison expansion, over which BK International Inc.

Family of slain vendor files complaint against police over conflicting autopsy finding

The family of Marlon Fredericks, the mentally-challenged vendor who was fatally shot by a member of the city constabulary on Sunday, has lodged a report at the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) after a police force report on his cause of death contradicted the autopsy report.

Cops seek six suspects over De Velde shooting

Police in ‘B’ Division are searching for six suspects in connection with the recent shooting at De Velde, in the Berbice River.

Grade Six pupils sitting mock exams

Grade Six students are sitting a series of mock examinations designed to prepare them for this year’s National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) scheduled to be held on the 28 and 29 of March.

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