Senior Counsel Miles Fitzpatrick passed away last night at the age of 83 after a period of illness.
Fitzpatrick, one of the founding partners of the law firm de Caires, Fitzpatrick and Karran was also one of the original directors of Guyana Publications Inc, the publishers of Stabroek News, when it was launched in November of 1986.
Stabroek News Editor-in-Chief Anand Persaud said “As part of a group of close friends of David de Caires, the founder of Stabroek News, Senior Counsel Miles Fitzpatrick played a key role in the establishment of the newspaper. He was part of the first board of Guyana Publications Inc, the publishers of Stabroek News in November 1986 and remained a Director until 2008.
“Whenever de Caires was not present in the early years, Fitzpatrick took charge of areas such as writing editorials and editing letters. He was particularly instrumental in the training of reporters on the laws of libel and handling any legal cases that arose against the newspaper. As a director, he was fully involved in advising during periods when there were serious challenges to the newspaper. The newspaper will be forever indebted to him for his sage advice and input”.