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Former Deputy PM of Guyana Haslyn Parris dies

Published:Tuesday | March 29, 2016 | 10:44 AM
Former Deputy Prime Minister of Guyana, Haslyn Parris.

Former Deputy Prime Minister of Guyana, Haslyn Parris, died yesterday after an emergency operation.

He was 75 years old.

Parris suffered an aneurysm Sunday night at his residence in Buxton, East Coast Demerara.

In the 1970s Parris became a member of the Central Executive of the then ruling People’s National Congress.

In 1991, the economist and mathematician demitted office as deputy prime minister, at the age of 50 years.

President David Granger hailed Parris, as a distinguished Guyanese who made tremendous contributions throughout his life.

Parris said his intellect and his public service are well recognised and he will be missed.