Open, transparent and fair process

Dear Editor,

The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) has noted recent articles in the media about the conduct of the recent elections for Councillors at its Annual General Meeting, held at Duke Lodge on March 16, 2017.

On behalf of its members, the past Presidents of the GCCI and its Council wish to make it categorically clear that the procedures followed at its recent elections were open, transparent and fair, and were no different from the procedures followed at previous elections.

A new Council, representative of the wishes of the majority of those members who attended and participated in the elections of March 16, is now in place, and the new Council of the Chamber has pledged to ensure that the rules of the GCCI and procedures to be followed in the conduct of all future elections of the Chamber are aligned.

The new GCCI Council is keen to continue robustly representing the interests of all members of the GCCI, and to strongly advocate for the social and economic development of Guyana. The GCCI will collaborate with other chambers of commerce, Private Sector organisations and stakeholders where common interests exist, but will remain an independent body.

The GCCI has always been an advocate for the media, and the new Council of the Chamber hopes to continue its strong relationship with all media outlets in Guyana.


Sandi Bowen

Georgetown Chamber

of Commerce and



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