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Guyanese academic Gordon Rohlehr dies

Emeritus Professor at Trinidad’s St Augustine Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Guyana-born Gordon Rohlehr has died, plunging the academic and arts community into mourning. He was 80 years old. Former UWI International Relations Professor, Mark Kirton reflected on the life of Dr Rohlehr. “I knew of his work and of his achievements as an alumnus of ...

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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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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 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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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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