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Veteran Guyanese journalist dies

Courtney Gibson

Veteran Guyanese journalist, Courtney Gibson, died late Sunday night in the United States (US) after a recent battle with cancer, family members said.

He was in his early 60s. He succumbed at a hospice in Tampa, Florida.

Before travelling to the United States for medical treatment, he had been serving for several decades as the Editor-in-Chief of St. Maarten’s Daily Herald newspaper.

In Guyana, he was the Bureau Chief for the Caribbean News Agency now the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC).

Prior to that appointment, he had served as Editor-in-Chief of the state-owned Guyana Chronicle newspaper.

While at the Government Information Service in the late 70s and 80s, Gibson was chosen along with other young, bright, vibrant colleagues at that entity by then Minister of Information, Frank Campbell and Chief Information Officer, Allan Fenty to serve as Information Officers at the Guyana Embassy in London.