Two female prisoners granted Presidential pardons

By Isaiah Braithwaite

DPI, Guyana, Friday, May 24, 2019

Two women prisoners, Bibi Parjohn, 40 years old and Unique Hope 30 years old have received Presidential pardons from President David Granger. The pardons will take effect from May 26 in observance of Guyana’s 53rd Independence anniversary, according to a release from the Ministry of Public Security.

Both women served a portion of their prison sentences at the New Amsterdam Prison. Parjohn served time for larceny while Hope was imprisoned for forgery.

According to the release, “it is expected that this expression of compassion and humanity by His Excellency will result in these prisoners reuniting with their families and leading good and useful lives here on.”

The women received their pardons by President Granger under Article 188 (2) of the Constitution of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana.

Images: Ministry of Public Security

Unique Hope, who will soon be reunited with loved ones.

Bibi Parjohn, who will soon be reunited with loved ones.