Former Guyanese Gov't minister appointed GECOM commissioner
Clement Rohee

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Former Government minister, Clement Rohee has been named a Government-appointed commissioner of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), replacing attorney Bibi Shadick who passed away last Saturday.

Rohee, who is in his 70s, is also a former general secretary of the ruling People's Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) and has held several ministerial posts during his long-standing career.

Since leaving electoral politics Rohee has been at the helm of the Guyana Peace Council, a decades-old PPP-aligned organisation. He will join attorneys Sase Gunraj and Manoj Narayanas, government appointed members of GECOM.

Shadick, 76, died of pulmonary fibrosis last Saturday and was buried the following day.

GECOM, in paying tribute to her, noted that she participated in three commission meetings in the days running up to her death.

The Guyana Constitution allows for the appointment of six members of the commission, with three being appointed by the president, acting in his own deliberate judgement.

The other three are appointed by the president, acting on the advice of the leader of the Opposition, after he has meaningfully consulted the non-governmental opposition parties represented in the National Assembly.

The chairman shall be a person who holds, has held, or is qualified to hold the office of judge of the High Court, or the Court of Appeal, or any other fit and proper person who is appointed from a list of six persons who are not unacceptable to the president.

Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at


  1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper; email addresses will not be published.
  2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.
  3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.
  4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.
  5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed:
  6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email:
  7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy