President Ramotar to attend Chavez funeral

President Donald Ramotar will be departing Guyana for Caracas, Venezuela in the company of a delegation to attend the funeral of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez who died yesterday, the Government Information Agency said this evening.

Included in the delegation that will be attending the funeral on Friday is Guyana’s Ambassador to Venezuela, Geoff Da Silva.

Today, GINA said that President Ramotar signed the book of Condolence opened at the Venezuelan Embassy in Guyana after Prime Minister Samuel Hinds and acting Minister of Foreign Affairs Robeson Benn.

In a message subsequent to the news of Chavez’s death, President Ramotar said he was deeply saddened by the passing of a leader who he regarded a great friend of Guyana, and who inspired harmony and solidarity between the two countries.

More in Local News

Comments

About these comments

The comments section is intended to provide a forum for reasoned and reasonable debate on the newspaper's content and is an extension of the newspaper and what it has become well known for over its history: accuracy, balance and fairness. We reserve the right to edit or delete comments which contain attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity.

Get the day's headlines from SN in your inbox every morning:

Most Read This Week

  1. Maxton Lawrie

    Essequibo rice farmer killed by sister in apparent act of self defence

  2. Tyrell Pershad

    Stewartville woman seeks answers after finding son dead at home

  3. Gailann Chacon

    Excavator operator killed, friend injured

  4. Alvin Reid

    ‘Satan’ charged with murdering Two Sisters girl

  5. The wreckage of the bus after the accident

    Several injured after minibus topples during race on Regent St

  6. Another view of the bus

    Man dies after ‘racing’ crash on Regent St

  7. Kitty man shot dead in car by nervy householder

  8. 14-year-old held with cocaine in suitcase handles


Recommended For You