Women's Issues In Guyana

Carolyn Rodrigues appointed new Minister of Foreign Affairs

Posted in Politics by wiig on April 10, 2008
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– Pauline Sukhai-Campbell takes Amerindian Affairs portfolio
Guyana Chronicle – April 10, 2008

PRESIDENT Bharrat Jagdeo has named Ms. Carolyn Rodrigues as the country’s new Minister of Foreign Affairs, and has handed her Amerindian Affairs portfolio to long-time activist of women and Amerindian rights, Mrs. Pauline Sukhai-Campbell.

The Office of the President made the announcement in a statement yesterday, noting that Minister Rodrigues has become the first woman and the first Amerindian to head the Foreign Affairs Ministry.

Rodrigues had served as Minister of Amerindian Affairs since March, 2001 when the People’s Progressive Party/Civic was re-elected to the seat of government for a third straight term. The job of Minister of Foreign Affairs became vacant with the recent retirement of Dr Rudy Insanally, who cited medical and other personal reasons.  

The Office of the President said Rodrigues brings to her new appointment a wealth of experience.

“With her academic qualifications in Social Work and Business Administration, experience and highly respected leadership and management qualities as a Minister in the Ministry of Amerindian Affairs over the last seven years, she will add a new vibrancy to Guyana’s foreign image,” the Office of the President stated.

Mrs. Campbell-Sukhai, a Member of Parliament for the past 15 years, who will now serve as Minister of Amerindian Affairs, has been a community and political activist for women and Amerindian rights over the last 30 years.

She has a degree in economics and post-graduate in development studies. Her work experience in SIMAP as an economist and the Guyana Lands and Surveys Project as a socio-economist, coupled with 15 years as a parliamentarian will serve her well in her new post.

She now demits her position as Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce.

Both Ministers will be sworn in by President Jagdeo today.


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  2. Pankaj Mishra said,

    My regards to Her Exellency Ms. Carolyn. We have experiences that lady rulers are always better than others. May her grandeur climb up day by day to the greater hights.

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