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Sir Shridath credits Rashleigh Jackson with steering diplomacy against Venezuela

Former Commonwealth Secretary General Sir Shridath Ramphal hailed the significant role that former Foreign Affairs Minister Rashleigh Jackson, who passed away Thursday night, played in mobilising international diplomatic solidarity in dealing with Venezuela’s aggressive claim to Guyana’s mineral and forest-rich Essequibo Region. “Rashleigh’s service to Guyana in another sphere needs also to be recalled as he leaves us. It is ...

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Former Foreign Minister Rashleigh Jackson dies

Internationally recognised Guyana’s former Foreign Minister, Rashleigh Jackson died Thursday night at his residence. “Guyana has lost one of its most brilliant, honest and capable sons. I think Rashleigh Jackson was probably one of the most strategic thinkers I have met,” People’s National Congress Reform and Opposition Leader Aubrey Norton told Demerara Waves Online News. “Guyana has lost one of its ...

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Roman Catholic nun and historian Sr Noel Menezes dies

Highly respected Roman Catholic nun and historian, Sister Noel Menezes has died, former President David  Granger said on Wednesday.  She was 92 years old. Mr. Granger, who was one of her students, recalls “the rigour of her research, the breadth of her knowledge, the clarity of her instruction and the value of her advice.” Mr Granger noted that Sr Menezes ...

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Former University of Guyana Deputy Vice Chancellor dies

Former University of Guyana Vice Chancellor, Professor Professor Joycelynne Eleanor Loncke died on Saturday at the St Joseph’s Mercy Hospital. The PNCR provided no details about the circumstances of her passing, but hailed her contribution to the fields of education and music. Dr. Loncke was the last surviving child of renowned musicians, Percival and Ivy Loncke. She will be remembered ...

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Anglican priest stabbed to death

Anglican priest George Chuck-a-Sang has been beaten and stabbed to death at his residence on Vlissengen Road, Lodge, Georgetown, police said Tuesday. His daughter, Renata Chuck-a-Sang, reportedly told police that after she failed to reach her 82-year-old father again by phone and WhatsApp, she and current Priest Monsell Alves later went to his residence and discovered his body. “As a ...

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Former educator, Permanent Secretary Joyce Sinclair dies

Former Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Public Service, Joyce Sinclair died on Saturday. She was 84 years old. Her brother, Director-General of Tourism, Donald Sinclair, confirmed that she died at her residence. Sinclair was also well-known for the training of employees in the public and private sector when she had branched off into human resources management consultancy. Ms. Sinclair ...

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Former GRA Commissioner-General dies

Former Commissioner-General of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), Kurshid Sattaur died on Tuesday after a long battle with cancer. He was 63 years old. A relative confirmed that Sattaur passed away in Guyana. Sattaur was tax chief until 2016, months after the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) lost power. He was a devout Muslim. At one time, he had visited the ...

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COVID-19 kills Guyanese literary icons in US, Britain

Guyanese poet, actor, playwright, director, and literary critic, Michael Gilkes, passed away on Tuesday morning after spending three nights in the intensive care unit fighting the Covid-19 coronavirus in England. He died at the age of 86. Dr Gilkes will be remembered for his meaningful contribution to the theatre industry in Guyana, the Caribbean and other parts of the world. ...

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BREAKING: Veteran trade unionist and politician, Komal Chand dies

Veteran Guyanese trade unionist and parliamentarian for several decades for the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Komal Chand died on Wednesday in Cuba, officials said. He was 75 years old. Up to the time of his death, he was President of the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU). Assistant General Secretary of GAWU, Aslim Singh said Chand had been in ...

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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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June 2023