Embattled Carol Joseph resigns from PNCR

Last Updated on Friday, 21 April 2017, 17:31 by Denis Chabrol

Carol Joseph (second from left) standing next to President David Granger at the recently held Region Five Expo.

Embattled staunch senior People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) member, Carol Joseph has resigned from the party, according to well-placed sources.

Her resignation was brought to the attention of the party’s Central Executive meeting last week. Sources said Joseph, who was an elected member of the PNCR’s Central Executive, however, offered to assist the party wherever possible. She could re-apply for membership after two years.

She quit the party at a time when the Guyana Police Force is investigating her for an alleged fraud. She and another Region Five councillor have in recent days been required to report to the police periodically.

“She, having resigned from the party, has resigned from all positions of the party and all the offices that she represented the party on,” said a senior official. The governing APNU+AFC coalition, of which the PNCR is the largest party, now has to decide on who will replace Joseph at the Region Five Democratic Council.

Up to the time of her resignation, there were no plans to summon her before a PNCR disciplinary committee.

News of Joseph’s resignation has come at a time when the privately-owned Stabroek News and Kaieteur News newspapers have been reporting that she had been allegedly sourcing very strong painkilling injections. The nurse, who complained about that situation, has since been transferred to another health care facility to reportedly improve vaccination in that catchment area.