Last Updated on Monday, 14 March 2016, 10:35 by Jomo Paul
The Government of Guyana has expressed “deep condolences” to Leader of the Opposition Bharrat Jagdeo on the passing of his sister Oma Jagdeo.
The 57-year-old woman was found dead in Jagdeo’s Prado Ville 2 mansion on Sunday and police sources have suspected the woman died as a result of a heart attack.
The government in a release stated “The Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana expresses deep condolences to Leader of the Opposition, the Honourable Bharrat Jagdeo, his relatives and the People’s Progressive Party on the sad passing of his beloved sister Oma ‘Shanta’ Jagdeo.”
The Government said it salutes Ms. Jagdeo for her unflagging love for her brother to whom she was not only an older sibling but to whom she was also like a second mother.
“The loss of a sibling, particularly, a sibling to whom one is particularly close as Mr. Jagdeo was to Ms. Jagdeo, leaves a void which can hardly be filled. The nation stands in solidarity with and holds Mr. Jagdeo up in prayer, in this, his time of grief,” the statement noted.