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.
Yarde described Hoyte as a true patriot and a friend of the GPSU and added that the union was shattered by news of his death.

He noted that one of his last public appearances was in the compound of the St Andrew’s church when he turned up as a gesture of solidarity and support for the members of the public service. According to Yarde, the members of the union owe it to Hoyte not to “give ground” until their rights are secured. He further said that no objective person would doubt the “massive” contribution Hoyte has made to all aspects of the development of this country.

According to Yarde, not only has Guyana lost a great leader, but the Caribbean has lost a great statesman and the GPSU has lost a great friend. Yarde declared that Hoyte has earned his place in Guyana’s history. He expressed condolences to Mrs Joyce Hoyte and the family, relatives, friends and the Party to whom Hoyte gave such dedicated service.