PNCR MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCE ON PASSING OF MR. WINSTON SHRIPAL MURRAY, C.C.H., M.P., PNCR SHADOW MINISTER OF FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT--PRESS RELEASE Tuesday 23 November 2010




The Leader, members of the Executive and all members and supporters of the People’s National Congress Reform, sorrowfully offer our heartfelt condolences to the wife, Marva, children, Mark and Shawn, granddaughter/daughter Makeba, grandchildren, relatives and friends of 69 year old Economist and Lawyer, Mr. Winston Shripal Murray, C.C.H., M.P., who surrendered life to the Almighty at approximately 19:20 hrs last night, Monday 22 November 2010.

Murray was born on 31 January 1941 on the Essequibo Island of Leguan where he grew up.

He was a respected and valued member of the PNC/PNCR for more than thirty (30) years and served the Party in many capacities, including that of Chairman. Winston Murray had been a Member of Parliament for the PNC/PNCR since 1985 and served as Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee until May 2006. He was the Shadow Minister of Finance and Economic Development and acknowledged as a most outstanding Debater in the National Assembly of the Parliament of Guyana.

He was a trained teacher who after a career in teaching, later moved to the United Kingdom and attended the London School of Economics (LSE) and Political Science where he obtained the BSc. (Hons) in Economics, specialising in Analytical and Descriptive Economics. Mr. Murray obtained a Certificate in Public Finance from the IMF. He later attended the University of Guyana where he obtained the LLB degree and attended the Hugh Wooding Law School where he obtained the Legal Education Certificate. He has since been in private legal practice.

Mr. Murray served the Government of Guyana in many capacities including that of: Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Trade and Consumer Protection (1983-84); in the Guyana Embassy in Brussels; Head of the Department of International Economic Cooperation; and Head of the Presidential Secretariat (1985). Mr. Murray was a senior Minister and Deputy Prime Minister from 1985-1992.

The PNCR will host an evening of Reflections on the life and contributions of Mr. Winston Murray, at Congress Place later this week at a day and time to be announced.

May his soul rest in eternal peace!

People’s National Congress Reform
Congress Place, Sophia
Georgetown, Guyana
7:00 AM
Tuesday 23 November 2010

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