The PNCR wishes to advise that long serving party activist, Mrs. Joan Baveghems, of 564 East Ruimveldt, Georgetown has been extracted from the Top Up List of the PNCR/1G List of Candidates for the 2006 General and Regional Elections, to fill the vacancy in the National Assembly created by the death of the late, Mr. Winston Murray. She subscribed to the Oath of Office today, Monday 17th January 2011, and took up her seat in the National Assembly shortly before the National Budget was read by the Minister of Finance.

Mrs. Baveghems has been involved in all activities of the PNCR for more than forty years during which period her militancy in advancing the cause of the Party and of the working class of Guyana has been acknowledged by party and non-party members alike. The PNCR congratulates Mrs. Baveghems on her elevation to high office as it is confident that she will continue to be a militant activist of the working class and will remain in the forefront of advocacy for their causes.

The PNCR has, as a consequence, reassigned responsibilities of its Members of Parliament, including the appointment of Mrs. Volda Lawrence, MP, as its new Shadow Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs. Ms. Cheryl Sampson, MP, will take over responsibilities for Human Services, Social Security and Women’s Affairs, which was the former remit of Mrs. Lawrence. Deputy Speaker, Mrs. Clarissa Riehl, MP, will now be the new Shadow Minister of Foreign Affairs, while Mr. Aubrey Norton will assume responsibilities of Housing and Water. Mr. Keith Scott, MP, has been reassigned as Shadow Minister of Tourism, Trade & Industry while Mr. Ernest Elliot, MP, the portfolio of Works and Communications. Details of the new assignments of PNCR Members of Parliament will soon be published. The PNCR also wishes to advise that Ms. Deborah Backer will be carrying out the functions of PNCR Chief Whip during the absence from Guyana of Mr. E. Lance Carberry who is scheduled to leave Guyana on Tuesday 18th January 2011 for medical reasons.

People’s National Congress Reform
Congress Place, Sophia
Georgetown, Guyana

Monday 17 January 2011

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