Guyana Chronicle Editor in Chief to be suspended for photo-shopped front page

Last Updated on Wednesday, 6 April 2016, 11:39 by


Nigel Williams

Nigel Williams

The Editor in Chief of the Guyana Chronicle will soon be proceeding on leave subsequent to a decision by the Board of Directors.

The Editor in Chief, Nigel Williams was found responsible for the publishing of a doctored photograph of President David Granger in the National Park.

As explained, the imaged was photoshopped to remove two Afro-Guyanese children replacing them with photos of two Amerindian children.

In a published apology, the Guyana Chronicle said its “intention was to show the President at two different scenes mingling with Guyanese. It is regrettable that a photo-shopped image was used instead of a composite photograph.”

However, at a meeting with the board of Directors and the Editors on Tuesday, blame for the error was laid sqarely at the feet of Williams.

It is understood that while Sunday Editor Neil Marks would have approved the publishing of one photograph, that decision was overruled by Williams.

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The photo-shopped front page photo

Hence the disciplinary action will be taken against him.

When contacted, Chairman of the Board Jean La Rose did not confirm that Williams would be suspended nor did she deny.

She said “I can’t give you any information now.” However sources within the entity have confirmed that Williams will soon be proceeding on suspension.

Efforts made to contact Williams on the suspension proved futile.