Ghanaian-born, former Dean of Natural Sciences at the University of Guyana, Professor John Caesar, passed away on Saturday evening at age 58, at the Georgetown Public Hospital after completing surgery on Wednesday and dialysis.
Caesar, a naturalized Guyanese for the last 20 years, was also a Senior Lecturer at the University of Guyana and had been Chairman of the National Parks Commission Board. He was also on the Public Utilities Commission.
He served as Chairman of the Board of the Guyana Forestry Commission and was a well-known member of the National Protected Areas Commission Board.
A statement yesterday from the Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment, Robert Persaud described Caesar as one of Guyana’s premier botanists. The statement said that Caesar dedicated over 23 years of his life to the environmental issues of Guyana and was committed to the education of a generation of University of Guyana Biology graduates.
Persaud expressed his condolences to the family and friends of Caesar, saying that his legacy will live on for years to come.