Activists call for firing of Chronicle Editor
Social and Political activists were back out today protesting that racist Chronicle editorial and have said an apology from the Chronicle is not enough. They believe both the editor at the Chronicle and the writer of the column should be fired. Today the protest move to outside the Finance Ministry where former Chairman of the Ethnic Relations Commission Bishop Juan Edghill now serves as the Minister within the ministry of finance. The Bishop’s defence of the article in a Demerara waves report has caught the attention of the activists.
The Guyana Chronicle over the past 2 years especially has been accused of taking on several racial overtones especially through the columns of one of its writers Parvatti Persaud Edwards. Just recently the speaker of the national assembly fired off at the newspaper over a column written by the same Parvatti persaud Edwards. The chronicle is owned and controlled by the state.