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Guyana-born New York bus driver of COVID-19

A 61-year-old Guyana-born bus driver in New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has died from the Coronavirus, COVID-19, New York Daily News reported. He has been identified as Oliver Cyrus, who drove buses for the Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Operating Authority, a subsidiary of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority that operates a handful of express and local bus routes. Cyrus ...

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Kenny Rogers: Country music legend dies aged 81

American country music legend Kenny Rogers has died aged 81, the BBC reported. A family representative said he “passed away peacefully at home from natural causes”. Rogers topped pop and country charts during the 1970s and 1980s, and won three Grammy awards. Known for his husky voice and ballads including The Gambler, Lucille and Coward Of The County, his career ...

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Senior Counsel Bryn Pollard dies

Prominent Guyanese Attorney-at-Law, Senior Counsel Bryn Pollard has died. He passed away on Friday. Mr Pollard is the father of Senior Counsel Andrew Pollard and brother of the late Magda Pollard. Mr Brynmore Pollard was a former General Counsel of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat. He was a legislative drafting specialist. Mr Pollard’s now late wife had established the well-known ...

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Prominent Guyanese surgeon Dr Bud Lee dies

Prominent and highly-respected Guyanese surgeon, Dr. Wallace Irving ‘Bud’ Lee died Saturday at Woodlands Hospital which he co-founded, the Head of the Guyana Medical Council Dr. Navin Rambarran confirmed. Dr Lee was 87 years old. His passing has plunged the medical fraternity into mourning. Dr. Madan Rambarran, who was associated with Dr. Lee for several years, was saddened at the ...

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Former Acting Chief Justice Ian Chang dies

Former Acting Chief Justice, Ian Chang died Saturday following a prolonged battle with cancer. He was in his 60s. In paying tribute to Mr. Chang, the Judiciary and Magistracy say he” served his profession and fellow Guyanese with great honor and integrity.” The  Supreme Court of Judicature says Mr. Chang’s was a life of service to the nation. “He was ...

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First Principal of President’s College dies

The first principal of President’s College, Oswald Kendall has died. He was 80 years old. Mr. Kendall’s wife, Joan Kendall, confirmed that her husband passed away Monday morning at their residence following a brief illness. She said her husband fell ill in September. Mr. Kendall was also a former Chief Education Officer under then Education Minister, Malcolm Parris. Minister of ...

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Former Civil Aviation Board Chair dies after home-invasion

Former Chairman of the Board of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority, Hugh Denbow has died following a home invasion. Police said the 63-year old man was found tied up at his house at Bel Air, Greater Georgetown with several neckties. He was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he died at about 8 o’clock Monday night. Police sources said ...

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Obituary: From selling coconut shell brooches in Guyana to CEO of East Africa’s biggest mobile phone network

Reproduced from the Star Born in 1958, Bob Collymore was a Guyanese-born British businessman and the immediate past Chief Executive Officer for telecom giant, Safaricom. Collymore started schooling in Guyana while still living with his grandmother until age 16 when he moved to the UK to join his mother in 1974. He attended Selhurst High School for Boys in London ...

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Guyana-born CEO of East Africa’s biggest mobile telecoms network dies

Reproduced from Quartz Africa Bob Collymore, the Guyanese-born British businessman who oversaw the expansion of Kenyan telecoms firm Safaricom into East Africa’s biggest mobile network operator, has died. Safaricom confirmed that the 61-year-old had passed away from cancer while at home this morning. Collymore had been receiving treatment for acute myeloid leukemia in the UK and in Kenya for almost ...

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First Lady’s mother dies

Edith Cecily Chan-A-Sue née Pierre, the mother of the First Lady, Sandra Granger, died this morning at the St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital, the Ministry of the Presidency announced today. Mrs. Chan-A-Sue was 94 years old. The Ministry of the Presidency mourns with the First Lady, President David Granger, their relatives and friends.

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