Guyana Chronicle fires its Sunday Editor

Last Updated on Thursday, 8 December 2016, 14:17 by Denis Chabrol

The Guyana National Newspapers Limited (GNNL) on Thursday announced that it has fired its Sunday Editor, Neil Marks because of alleged dereliction of duty.

Marks declined to comment, when contacted by Demerara Waves Online News.

In a statement, the entity said it regretted the decision but the “Management as guided by the Board of Directors found it necessary in order to protect the newspaper.”

“Despite the obligations and responsibilities assigned to him in a senior position,  Mr. Marks’ actions on more than one occasion seriously compromised the production of the newspaper . It is imperative that GNNL, at all times, guard against the impairing of the critical service it provides as a public service media house,” the newspaper said in a statement.

The company said a dedicated team of persons work beyond the call of duty to ensure the Guyana Chronicle is on the newsstand every morning. “It is untenable that their work and that service are jeopardised by the actions of one individual in a senior position,” the GNNL.

Editor-in-Chief Mr. Nigel Williams, GNNL says, will oversee the editorial responsibilities for the Sunday edition until a substantive Sunday editor is named.  GNNL says it wishes Mr. Marks well in his future endeavours.