Former Gov’t Minister Fitz Carmichael laid to rest

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Pall-bearers, led by General Secretary of the Guyana Trades Union Congress, Lincoln Lewis (left) and brother of the deceased, Sylvester Carmichael (right).

PRESIDENT David Granger on Friday attended the funeral service of former Regional Minister and Minister of Forestry, Fitz Uriel Alexander Carmichael, who died on September 22 at the age of 81. The service was held at the St James-The-Less Anglican Church, Kitty, Georgetown. Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams, who spoke on behalf of the People’s National Congress (PNC), described the former minister as a staunch member of the party,

The late Fitz Uriel Alexander Carmichael
The late Fitz Uriel Alexander Carmichael

which he served illustriously. He recalled his exchanges with Mr Carmichael at past party congresses and said that, “he was always prompted to offer advice in terms of improving the People’s National Congress.”
The late Mr Carmichael was born on August 10, 1935 at No. 28 Village, West Coast Berbice. He was the eldest of four children. He was a trained teacher, who was posted to several locations including Suddie, Hopetown and Port Kaituma.
In 1973, he was elected a member of the National Assembly representing the PNC and served as Regional Minister of the North-West District, Barima-Waini (Region One) and Lethem-Rupununi, Region Nine, until 1981. He was then appointed Minister of Forestry in the Ministry of

President David Granger and Attorney General Basil Williams among others at the funeral service
President David Granger and Attorney General Basil Williams among others at the funeral service

Agriculture.
He leaves to mourn his son Mr Kenwyn Carmichael, his sister Ms Myrtle Stewart and other relatives. (Ministry of the Presidency)