Former Foreign Affairs Minister Rasleigh Jackson passes

Former Foreign Affairs Minister Rashleigh Jackson has passed. Jackson was 93. The People’s National Congress Reform in a statement on Facebook said it was “saddened tonight by the recent news of the passing of Rasleigh Edond Jackson”.

“Mr. Jackson served as minister with responsibility for foreign affairs under the People’s National Congress (PNC) Administration in 1978 until 1990,” the statement read. He also served as Guyana’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN). He was awarded the Order of Roraima of Guyana in 1991.”

The Party stated that, “His intellect was unsurpassed. His patriotism unshakeable. Our greatest tribute to him would be to build a better country for all to live in peace, prosperity, and harmony.

Shadow Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Amanza Walton-Desir also stated on her Facebook page, in paying tribute to Jackson, “I shall miss our hours-long conversations… Your mentorship was invaluable, your love of country unquestionable…one of Guyana’s finest sons…my thoughts and prayers are with the Jackson family.”

The PNCR says a full tribute will follow.

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