Thursday, January 15, 2009

Breaking News: Cherly Sampson replaces McAllister

Ms. Cheryl Sampson, the National Chairperson of the National Congress of Women (NCW) has been extracted from the PNCR-IG List of Candidates to be a member of the National Assembly of the Parliament of Guyana. She will replace Mr. James McAllister, who was recently recalled and she is expected to be sworn in today, Thursday January 15, 2009, as a Member of Parliament.

Ms. Sampson brings a wealth of talent and experience to the National Assembly. A trained teacher by profession, she also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Distance Education from the University of London , a Diploma in Public Communication from the University of Guyana , a Diploma in Political Science from La Escuela Superior Del Partido - Havana , Cuba and a Diploma in Business Studies from the Government Technical Institute, Guyana .

Ms. Sampson has a long career in Education and women’s affairs. She started teaching in 1968 and demitted the classroom, in 2002, as a Head Teacher, moving to the Ministry of Education to work on the Guyana In-service Distance Education (GUIDE) Project. She was also a Project Officer with the Social Impact Amelioration Programme (SIMAP). Ms Sampson is currently the Head of the Georgetown In-Service Centre of the Cyril Potter College of Education.

Ms. Sampson who was born and is still residing at Uitvlugt, West Coast Demerara, has been active for several years in promoting women’s affairs in Guyana . She was elected as the National Women’s representative on the Ethnic Relations Commission. She is also a Commissioner on the National Commission on Women and an Executive Committee Member of the Caribbean Women’s Association.

A long-standing member of the People’s National Congress, Ms. Sampson has served the Party in various capacities, including being the National Chairperson of the National Congress of Women and a member of the Central Executive Committee of the PNCR for the last fourteen years. Ms. Sampson has also acquired extensive diplomatic experience, as she was a member of several delegations representing Guyana at various International Conferences in Cuba , USSR , the Caribbean and elsewhere. She was also a member of the Guyana delegation to the 36th session of the United Nations in 1981.

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