PNCR mourns passing of Jules Kranenburg

Jules Richard Kranenburg
The People’s National Congress Reform (PNC/R) has noted with profound regret, the passing of Jules Richard Kranenburg.
‘Dickie’, as he was familiarly called, had an outstanding career in the Maritime Division of the Transport and Harbours Department where he achieved the position of Chief Pilot before being seconded to the Bauxite Industry Development Company (BIDCO) and head of its Shipping Department.
Jules Richard Kranenburg
Jules Richard Kranenburg

In October 1986, he was identified by President Hugh Desmond Hoyte to become one of his Technocrat Ministers and as a consequence served as a Member of the National Assembly of the Parliament of Guyana. He served with distinction as Minister of Public Works until 1992 when the PNC Government demitted office following the General Elections of that year.

“On behalf of our Party Leader, H.E. President David Arthur Granger and other members of the Central Executive Committee, we extend heartfelt condolences to his wife, Megan; daughter, Karen; and all other sorrowing relatives and friends,” the PNCR said in a statement this afternoon.
May his soul rest in peace!


  1. My wife and I met with the Kranenbergs some years ago when we were visiting our son and family in Guyana. The Kranenburgs lived opposite our son in Georgetown and they made us very welcome. They also befriended our son’s family and it made us happier that they had that very local support.

    Jules was a very interesting person to talk to and I remember well an evening spent on his verandah chatting and sipping whisky until late sharing stories on our many mutual likes and dislikes.

    Our deepest condolences to Mrs. Kranenburg.

    John and Lesley May
    Faversham, Kent, UK


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