Monroe elected chairman of remigrants group

Stabroek News
December 28, 1999

The recently-formed remigrants steering committee elected outgoing Public Hospital Georgetown Chief Executive Officer, George Monroe, as its chairman when they met privately following a meeting of remigrants Wednesday last.

Informed sources told Stabroek News that they also decided at the impromptu gathering that they will meet as a group on December 29 at 5.00 pm at the Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) boardroom on Regent Street.

When the remigrants held their Wednesday meeting at the Park Hotel, they appointed a seven-member body to consider, among other things, the development of terms of reference and articles of association for the group. The meeting was organised following discussions that were held between the remigrants and President Bharrat Jagdeo two weeks ago at which they highlighted their grievances.

The president had then requested that they organise themselves and submit their documented complaints for his consideration.

The president at the time was promoting the idea of establishing a remigration office and he was soliciting the views of the group regarding ways to ensure that it adequately addressed their needs.

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