MEMORIAL CENTRE



TRIBUTE TO MR. HUGH DESMOND HOYTE, S.C., M.P. BY MR. ROBERT H. O. CORBIN, M.P. CHAIRMAN AND LEADER (ag) PEOPLES NATIONAL CONGRESS REFORM
“We therefore must approach its agenda in a mood of creativity and innovation and a spirit of inquiry that allows us to question our methods, strategies, policies and programmes, with the full understanding that, in our Party, there are no sacred cows or immutable traditions …… And if revolutionary thinking produces ideas and projects hitherto unfamiliar to us, let us nonetheless examine them keenly and, if necessary, embrace them bravely in a spirit of change.


Celebrating the Life of Hugh Desmond Hoyte An Incomparable Leader, Eminent Statesman and Guyanese Legend!
Hugh Desmond Hoyte was a visionary who brought to the presidency of Guyana a myriad of prudent economic, political and social policies that drastically transformed national life. He conceptualized and implemented the modeled economic blueprint that spurred the renaissance of the economy in the late 80’s and early 90’s.


NATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING
LYING-IN-STATE, SQUARE OF THE REVOLUTION: The Coffin will be taken in Procession from Merriman's Funeral Home to the Square of the Revolution on the morning of Monday 30 December 2002.


Farewell to the People's President 29 December 2002
Coffin at rest in Merriman's Funeral Home, Georgetown


Funeral Arrangements
This section contains details about the funeral of His Excellency, The Honourable


Funeral Arrangements
This section contains details about the funeral of His Excellency, The Honourable


Official Announcement
We regret to inform you that Mr. Hugh Desmond Hoyte, the Leader of the People’s


PNC Official Statement
At 08:15 hrs. today, Sunday December 22, 2002, Mr. Hugh Desmond Hoyte, SC, MP, Leader of the PNCR and Leader of the Opposition passed away suddenly at his North Road residence Mr. Hoyte was re-elected at the Party’s Thirteenth Biennial Congress in August 2002 having been elected to this office at the Party’s Biennial Congress in August 1985 following the sudden death of the Party’s Founder Leader Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham on August 6, 1985.


His Excellency, The Honourable Mr. Hugh Desmond Hoyte, S.C.
Hugh Desmond Hoyte, former President of the Republic of Guyana (1985-1992), is currently Leader of the People’s National Congress.


Thousands Mourn Guyana's Desmond Hoyte By MICHELLE NURSE, Associated Press - Monday 30 December 2002
GEORGETOWN, Guyana - Thousands of mourners filled the main square in Guyana's capital Monday, paying their final respects to former President Desmond Hoyte, one of the Caribbean's most prominent leaders.


Legacy Editorial -Stabroeknews - Sunday, December 29, 2002
There can be no doubt that the late Mr Hoyte stood out for his ability to take accurate compass readings of the future at critical points in his political career.


Hoyte for burial at Seven Ponds Day of National Mourning declared By Patrick Denny Stabroeknews - Wednesday, December 25, 2002
Former Executive President of Guyana and PNCR Leader Desmond Hoyte, will be laid to rest at The Seven Ponds, Place of Heroes in the Botanic Gardens on Monday following the State Ceremony at the Public Buildings.


CCWU salutes Hoyte Stabroeknews - Wednesday, December 25, 2002
The Clerical and Commercial Workers’ Union has extended condolences to Mrs Joyce Hoyte and the People’s National Congress Reform on the sudden passing of Desmond Hoyte, former President and leader of the PNCR.


Private Sector Commission mourns Hoyte Stabroeknews - Wednesday, December 25, 2002
The Private Sector Commission and its constituent members have offered their condolences to Mrs Joyce Hoyte and the Central Executive Committee and members of the PNCR at the passing of Hugh Desmond Hoyte, former Executive President of Guyana.


Gandhi Youth Organisation extends condolences Stabroeknews - Wednesday, December 25, 2002
The Gandhi Youth Organisation (GYO) has extended its condolences to the bereaved family and members of the PNCR at the passing of former President Hugh Desmond Hoyte. The organisation described Hoyte as a friend to the Hindu community.


Catholic Diocese mourns the passing of Hoyte Stabroeknews - Wednesday, December 25, 2002
His life was spent “labouring for the things he believed were important”, so said Bishop Benedict Singh in a message from the Diocese of Georgetown on the passing of PNCR Leader Desmond Hoyte.


Hoyte funeral December 30 The Trinidad Guardian - Tuesday 24th December 2002
The funeral service for former President of Guyana and People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) leader Hugh Desmond Hoyte SC is tentatively scheduled for Monday December 30.


Human rights group extends condolences on Hoyte’s death Stabroeknews - Tuesday, December 24, 2002
The achievements of the late President Desmond Hoyte become better appreciated with the passing of time. So said the Guyana Human Rights Association yesterday in its condolence message on the passing of Hoyte on Sunday.


ACDA to hold tribute for Hoyte Stabroeknews - Tuesday, December 24, 2002
The African Cultural & Development Association has extended sympathy to Mrs Joyce Hoyte, other relatives and members and supporters of the People’s National Congress Reform on the death of former President Hugh Desmond Hoyte.


Georgetown Chamber of Commerce saddened by Hoyte’s passing Stabroeknews - Tuesday, December 24, 2002
The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry has expressed its sadness at the passing on Sunday of former President Hugh Desmond Hoyte, declaring that Guyana can ill afford to lose its statesmen and women in these troubled times.


Hoyte has earned his place in Guyana’s history -Yarde Stabroeknews - Tuesday, December 24, 2002
Hugh Desmond Hoyte was “a man of tremendous integrity, of immense dignity”. So said President of the Guyana Public Service Union Patrick Yarde in his condolence message.


Hoyte’s contributions indelible’ - TUF Stabroeknews - Tuesday, December 24, 2002
Manzoor Nadir on behalf of The United Force has extended his sympathy to Mrs Joyce Hoyte and the Chairman, Executives and members of the People’s National Congress Reform on the passing of Opposition Leader Desmond Hoyte.


Everyone will feel loss of Hoyte - C.N. Sharma Stabroeknews - Tuesday, December 24, 2002
Leader of the Justice For All Party, Chandra Narine Sharma has sent his heartfelt sympathy to the Hoyte family and to the members of the PNCR on the death of Hugh Desmond Hoyte, Leader of the PNCR, according to a press release from the party.


City Council extends condolences to Mrs Hoyte Stabroeknews - Tuesday, December 24, 2002
The Mayor and City Councillors of Georgetown have expressed their condolences to Mrs Joyce Hoyte on the passing of her husband, Hugh Desmond Hoyte.


Hoyte, a true son of the land -Muslim Youth League Stabroeknews - Tuesday, December 24, 2002
The Executive and members of the Muslim Youth League of Guyana, the Anna Catherina Islamic Complex and the Board of Editors of the Muslim Journal has extended sympathies to the People’s National Congress Reform and Mrs Joyce Hoyte on the passing of former President, Hugh Desmond Hoyte.


Hoyte dies Stabroeknews -Monday, December 23, 2002
PNCR Leader and former Executive President, Desmond Hoyte died suddenly at his home on North Road yesterday. He was 73. It appeared that he suffered a heart attack.


Desmond Hoyte, statesman (This column by Ian McDonald was first published on October 11, 1992 just after the results of the October 5 general elections were announced) Stabroeknews -Monday, December 23, 2002
An ordinary politician places the nation at the service of himself. A statesman is a politician who places himself at the service of the nation.


Hoyte dies …Government to collaborate in funeral arrangements By Shirley Thomas Chronicle - Monday, December 23, 2002
PEOPLE’S National Congress/Reform (PNC/R) Leader and Leader of the Opposition, Mr. Hugh Desmond Hoyte, O.E., S.C., died at his North Road, Georgetown home yesterday. Mr. Hoyte, who had quadruple bypass surgery since he stepped down from the presidency, died of a suspected heart attack.


President conveys sympathy on behalf of Government, all Guyanese Chronicle - Monday, December 23, 2002
PRESIDENT Bharrat Jagdeo, on behalf of the Government and all Guyanese, yesterday expressed his sincerest condolences to Mrs. Joyce Hoyte and the People's National Congress/ Reform (PNC/R) on the passing of former President and Opposition Leader, Mr. Desmond Hoyte.


Obituaries in the News Desmond Hoyte The Associated Press -Sunday, December 22, 2002; 6:23 PM
GEORGETOWN, Guyana –– Opposition leader and former President Desmond Hoyte died of an apparent heart attack Sunday. He was 73.


PM pays tribute to Hoyte By Richard Lord Monday, December 23, 2002
PRIME MINISTER Patrick Manning yesterday paid a warm tribute to the former president of Guyana Desmond Hoyte who died from a heart attack at his Georgetown home yesterday morning. Hoyte, 72, was also the leader of Guyana’s main opposition People’s National Congress.


Desmond Hoyte dies at 72 Patterson hails former Guyanese president BY RICKEY SINGH Observer Caribbean correspondent Jamaica Observer - Monday, December 23, 2002
FORMER Guyanese president and leader of the Opposition People's National Congress/Reform (PNC/R) died at his home in Georgetown yesterday, apparently of a heart attack. He was 72.


Guyana's former president, Desmond Hoyte, dies at 73 published: Jamaica Gleaner - Monday | December 23, 2002
GEORGETOWN, Guyana: DESMOND HOYTE, opposition leader and former President of Guyana, died early yesterday morning at his home.


Hoyte is dead Barbados Nation - Monday 23, December-2002
VETERAN POLITICIAN and former Guyana President Desmond Hoyte leaving a meeting in 1998.


Desmond Hoyte dies of heart attack The Trinidad Guardian - Monday 23rd December 2002
Opposition leader and former President Desmond Hoyte has died of an apparent heart attack at his home early yesterday. He was 73.


Desmond Hoyte Editorial -Stabroeknews -Monday, December 23, 2002
The death of Hugh Desmond Hoyte yesterday at the age of seventy-three shocked the nation. The passing of time will enable a fuller evaluation of his legacy and the important role he has played in the modern history of Guyana but few will disagree that the high point of his career was his period as president from 1985 to 1992.


Prime Minister Lester Bird Pays Tribute to Desmond Hoyte
St. John's, 23rd December - Antigua and Barbuda's Prime Minister the Hon. Lester Bird has paid tribute to Desmond Hoyte, the former President of Guyana and Leader of the Minority Party in Parliament.


Prime Minister Keith Mitchell has expressed condolences
The text of the letter, reads as follows: The sudden passing of H. E. Desmond Hoyte, former President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, has filled us with sadness.


Desmond Hoyte mourned across the Commonwealth Publication date: 23/12/2002
The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Mr Don McKinnon, today sent a letter of


Knight says Hoyte will be missed by the Caribbean Observer Reporter The Jamaica Observer - Tuesday, December 24, 2002
FOREIGN minister K D Knight yesterday expressed regrets at the passing of Desmond Hoyte, former president of Guyana and president of the People's National Congress and Leader of the Opposition.


OAS EULOGIZES GUYANA’S DESMOND HOYTE
Assistant Secretary General Luigi Einaudi has written to Guyana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Rudy Insanally, expressing the condolences of the Organization of American States (OAS) on Sunday’s passing of Desmond Hoyte, a former president of Guyana, who was leader of the opposition Peoples National Congress/Reform at the time of his death.


Seize the grief at Hoyte’s passing to chart course for peace, prosperity -Ronald Sanders Stabroeknews - Tuesday, December 24, 2002
Sir Ronald Sanders, Chief Foreign Affairs Representative of Antigua and Barbuda, has expressed sadness on the passing of PNCR Leader Desmond Hoyte and has extended his sympathy to his wife, Joyce.


Carrington expresses deep sadness at Hoyte’s death Stabroeknews - Wednesday December 25, 2002
CARICOM Secretary-General Edwin Carrington says it was with great shock and deep sadness that he and the staff of the CARICOM Secretariat learnt of the sudden passing of former President of Guyana and leader of the Opposition People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Hugh Desmond Hoyte.


Hoyte’s death a great loss - Baroness Amos Stabroeknews - Wednesday December 25, 2002
UK Foreign Office Minister Baroness Valerie Amos has expressed her regret at the death of former President Hugh Desmond Hoyte.


Desmond Hoyte: Celebrating a life lived By Tyrone Ferguson Stabroeknews - Sunday, December 29, 2002
When l got the call last Sunday informing me of Mr Hoyte's passing, so many memories and thoughts quickly flashed through my mind. The one above all that saddened me related to two conversations that I had had with him, first in 1995 and again in 1996.


Remembering my friend, Desmond Hoyte By RM Austin Stabroeknews - Sunday, December 29, 2002
When Desmond Hoyte acceded to the presidency on August 5, 1985, he had made a remarkable journey from humble origins to the dignity of the highest position in the land. This consummation of his career was a direct result of hard work, discipline, commitment, vision and stamina.