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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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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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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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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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Women’s rights activist and former WPA executive member, Andaiye, dies

Veteran Guyanese women’s activist and former member of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA), Andaiye Williams died Friday after a prolonged battle with cancer, her longtime friend Joceyln Dow confirmed. Andaiye was 77 years old. Dow said Andaiye, a cancer survivor for 30 years, passed away at about 6:30 pm at the Woodlands Hospital in Georgetown. Demerara Waves Online News was ...

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Roman Catholic’s Father Keith Hardless dies

The Roman Catholic community in Guyana was Thursday plunged into mourning with the passing of one of its well-known priests, Father Keith Hardless. He was 75 years old. Father Carl Philadelphia told Demerara Waves Online News that Hardless died at about 4:20 am at Balwant Singh Hospital. He had been in and out of hospital in recent months due to ...

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Senior Counsel Miles Fitzpatrick dies

Prominent Senior Counsel and former politician, Miles Fitzpatrick died Tuesday night at his residence after a period of illness, his son Garry Fitzpatrick confirmed. He was 83 years old. No date has been set yet for his final rites, but his son said “we’re going to have a public memorial and the cremation will be private.” Asked how best will ...

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Veteran Guyanese military officer Col. Martindale dies

President David Granger says he is “deeply saddened” at the death of Colonel Cecil Edgar Martindale MSS, MSM, ED, who died Saturday morning at the age of 93 in Toronto, Canada. Colonel Martindale’s military career started in 1948 when he enlisted in the British Guiana Volunteer Force (BGVF). Three years later, he was commissioned in the rank of Second Lieutenant. ...

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President mourns death of prominent businessman ‘Indi’ Beharry

President David Granger says he is “saddened” at the passing of prominent businessman, Mr. Inderjeet Beharry, popularly known as Indi Beharry, who died earlier today at the age of 78. Mr. Beharry is the son of Guyanese business magnate, the late Mr. Edward Beharry of the Edward B. Beharry Group of Companies. In 2016, President Granger conferred Mr. Beharry with the insignia of the Cacique’s Crown of Honour (C.C.H.), the ...

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