Jean La Rose to chair Chronicle Board while Bish Panday will head NCN board

The announcement was made on Friday by State Minister Joseph Harmon who also announced the appointment of the Board for the Guyana National Broadcasting Authority (GNBA). The Boards have not yet been gazetted but according to Harmon, this will be done in the new week.

Jean La Rose to chair Chronicle Board while Bish Panday will head NCN board

The Board of Directors of the state-owned National Communications Network (NCN) and the Guyana Chronicle were finalized at the Tuesday, September 1 meeting of Cabinet.

The announcement was made on Friday by State Minister Joseph Harmon who also announced the appointment of the Board for the Guyana National Broadcasting Authority (GNBA). The Boards have not yet been gazetted but according to Harmon, this will be done in the new week.

Minister Harmon did not reveal the names of the members of the Boards. However, when quizzed by News Source he indicated that Jean La-Rose of the Amerindian People’s Association will Chair the Chronicle Board while businessman¬†Bish¬†Panday will chair the NCN Board.

La Rose who is an indigenous Arawak was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2002 for her struggles to halt mining in their territories, to secure inhabitants full rights to traditional lands, and to save Guyana’s forests. She has always been an advocate for indigenous rights and environmental integrity. Prior to the May elections she was appointed Deputy Representative of the APNU+AFC coalition list of candidates.

Panday on the other hand is the former Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) secretary and former president of the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA). He is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of P&P Insurance Brokers.

Meanwhile, AFC member Leonard Craig has been named as the Chairman of the GNBA. The government has also finalized the boards for the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) and the Central Housing and Planning authority (CHPA).

The State Minister promised to provide the names of these chairs at a later date. The government has been criticized recently for the appointment of several party members and elections candidates to state boards.

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