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.

A statement from the Office of the President said President Jagdeo, upon learning of the sad news, spoke with PNC/R Chairman, Mr. Robert Corbin and asked that his deepest sympathy be conveyed to the leadership, members and supporters of the PNC/R.

“The President also reaffirmed the commitment of the State to honour the former Executive President of Guyana,” the statement said.

He has also “directed that the appropriate measures in respect of the former Executive President of Guyana be carried out by the State and his Government. In this regard, he has ordered that all flags be flown at half-mast today.

“The President shares this moment of grief with the family of Mr. Hoyte, the PNC/R and all Guyanese,” the statement said.