Dr. Patrick Chesney to replace Major General (Rtd), Joe Singh

DPI, Guyana, Thursday, February 8, 2018

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon today, announced that Cabinet has approved the appointment of Dr. Patrick Chesney to replace Major General (Rtd.), Joe Singh on the Board of Trustees of the Protected Areas Trust, as well as the National Agricultural Research & Extension Institute (NAREI). Major General (Rtd.), Joe Singh had tendered his resignation from both boards in October 2017.

Programme Specialist of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Dr. Patrick Chesney.

Dr. Chesney is a trained tropical agroforestry specialist with more than 25 years of research and development experience in the Americas. He currently serves at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as Programme Specialist and Assistant Resident Representative / Programme, with responsibility for Environment, Extractive Industry, and Energy.

Meanwhile, Cabinet also approved the reappointment of the Board of Directors for the Guyana Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).

Attorney at Law, Kessaundra Alves remains the Chairperson of the Board, along with other members including Dr. Holly Alexander, Collette Adams (representing the Ministry of Public Health), Sonya Roopnauth (representing the Ministry of Finance), Cleopatra Barkoye (representing the nurses) and Kempton Alexander (representing the Guyana Public Service Union). Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the GPHC, Allan Johnson will continue as an ex officio member of the board.

The boards will serve for one year.

Attorney at Law Kessaundra Alves.


By: Synieka Thorne


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