Minister of State, Joseph Harmon today revealed that the Adoption Board has a new slate of directors, chaired by James Bond.
The Minister, speaking at a post-Cabinet briefing at the Ministry of Presidency, explained to media operatives that the new board of directors consists of Bond, Geoffrey Sankies, Kashir Khan, Clonel Samuels-Boston, Punilall Latchman, Patricia Gray and a representative from the parliamentary opposition. The new board of directors is expected to function for a period of one year.
The Board processes monthly reviews of 12 to16 adoption applications. It also has to ensure that a child is not yet, and will not reach his or her eighteenth birthday during the process, which takes about seven months. According to the law, an 18- year- old cannot be adopted.
Persons whose applications to adopt are rejected are usually allowed to appeal. This is because in many cases additional/new information surfaces, which was not available before, or because there might have been a misunderstanding of the process.
DPI, Guyana, Saturday, November 18, 2017 The predominantly district and regional hospitals will be upgraded and equipped to offload the significant number of referrals to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC). The Minister of Public Health Volda Lawrence made this disclosure whilst...