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Former city businessman, politician John Simon De Freitas dies

Last Updated on Sunday, 27 February 2022, 11:22 by Denis Chabrol

John Simon De Freitas

Former prominent Georgetown businessman and politician, John Simon De Freitas, has died in Madeira, Portugal to where he had migrated several years ago, the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) said on Sunday.

“He was a highly-regarded businessman and corporate manager He was a devoted member of the Party and was an advisor to the late Party Leader and President Desmond Hoyte on private sector matters,” the PNCR said.

He served as PNCR Member of Parliament from 1998 to 2001.

De Freitas, according to that party, died in Portugal. After parting ways with the now defunct family business, Central Garage, on Avenue of the Republic between Regent and Robb Streets, he migrated to Portugal to unite with his relatives whose descendants had come to then British Guiana as indentured labourers.