The Guyana Press Association (GPA) offers its heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of veteran journalist Steve Narine.
Mr. Narine passed away on Monday April 3rd at his Success, East Coast Demerara home. He was 83-years-old.
Up to 2015, Mr. Narine worked at the Government Information Agency (GINA) as a Research Officer before he was relieved of his duties. Many would remember him as a fixture at the Agency, an agency he would have worked with intermittently over the years, as GINA and when it was referred to as the Government Information Service.
Mr. Narine started his career as a journalist at the age of 20 at the Guyana Graphic. He would later work at GuySuCo, GuyBank, and the Mirror; in the 1970s he joined the Guyana Chronicle as a Senior Reporter. He would later leave the Guyana Chronicle for the Stabroek News.
Mr. Narine was one of several stalwarts honoured by the Guyana Press Association in 2003 for long and outstanding service in the local media.
He would be remembered for his contribution to the media landscape, his sharp writing and wit. [GPA statement]