Consulate General in NY creates Online Memorial for Guyanese victims of COVID-19


The Consulate General of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana (in New York), has created an online memorial for Guyanese who have died from the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

In a brief message, the Consulate said that tributes will be paid to loved ones by the Guyana Consulate in New York and, by extension, all Guyanese in the Diaspora and at home.

Over 34 Guyanese have reportedly died from COVID-19 in New York City and other states, according to a “partial” list from the Consulate General office.

Barbara Atherly, the Consulate General, has since created a Facebook page—“Honoring Guyanese lost to Coronavirus”—where persons are invited to post photographs and details of their relatives who lost their lives due to the coronavirus disease.

Just a few days ago, Guyana nationals; Abdul Ahad Wahab, 74, and Tazroon Wahab, 71, both died at Houston Methodist Hospital in Sugar Land, Houston, Texas, from complications related to Coronavirus.

DEAD: Tesrun Wahaab and Abdul Wahaab

The elderly couple lived at New Road, Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara, before migrating to the United States.

There were several other Guyanese who succumbed to COVID-19 in New York and other States due to complications from COVID-19, these include:

Preya Nandkishore worked in the emergency department at Long Island Jewish Hospital, Forest Hills in Queens.


Billy Braithwaite is the former Pele Football Club President and Secretary and Georgetown Football League President
Businessman Jim Bacchus of Jim Bacchus Travel Service 
61-year-old MTA bus operator, Oliver Cyrus


Ronald Hunter (first right) with his family. He was a mechanical engineer at the Brooklyn Academy of Music 




The following note was issued by the Consul General Office in NY:

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The purpose of this page is to honor Guyanese who have died of COVID-19 so that family, friends and the larger Guyanese Community may pay their respects in this time of social distancing.

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