Statement by GPA on the death of Ursulla Ramdayal‏‎

Ursulla Ramdayal
Ursulla Ramdayal
Ursulla Ramdayal

[] – The Guyana Press Association offers deepest condolences to the immediate family and friends of our media colleague Ursulla Ramdayal.

Mrs. Ramdayal’s passing, untimely as it seems, is a stark reminder of the need for us to be our brother’s and sister’s keepers’ in this fraternity.

While many of us lost touch with her in the past months, her work throughout the media did not go unnoticed.

Mrs. Ramdayal had a long relationship with the media which started as a proof reader at the Guyana Chronicle Newspaper in 1986 until 2009.  During that time, she also served as a freelance writer for the Sunday edition of the papers and worked as a Legal Clerk/Secretary to the Programme Manager of the then Guyana Broadcasting Corporation.

Her posts after that were many and include a Freelance Announcer/Operator/Producer for GBC and then a Trainee Operator/Video Editor at Channel 12, Editor of Video Production and the Programme Producer of CNS 6 where she also served as News Editor, Anchor and Producer at Channel 6.

Mrs. Ramdayal would later move to  the Evening News at VCT Channel 28, where she was employed as a Senior Reporter and Newsroom Editor and then to GWTV Channel 2, where she served as the Editor – in – Chief.

Her last post was as a Communications Officer at the Government Information Agency (GINA) in 2011, where she remained until July 2015.

Mrs Ramdayal always had a ready smile and was never too busy to help a colleague. She was well liked in the media and never shied away from an assignment. She was well known for interacting with colleagues on every level.

She was the mother of three children and resided at Canal Number 1, West Bank Demerara.




  1. Ursula Randayal was a close collegue of mine during the VCT Evening News era. The last time we met, was on June 19, 2015, when the Junior Minister of Public Health, Hon. Dr Karen Cummings, made a tour of the Maternity Wing of the Georgetown Public Hospital. During the tour, Ursula spoke on-camera to me, pointing out the beds which she occupied during the pre and post- delivery of her three children. That was included in the Farrier’s Friday Feature on HBTV Channel 9. Ursula Ramdyal was a dedicated journalist and made a sterling contribution to the various Media Houses where she worked over the years. Condolances to her relatives. May her soul Rest in Peace.

  2. Rest In Peace Ursualla. Life is indeed fickle. I came to know you from watching the 6 O Clock News on Channel 6. Always demonstrated candor and dedication. You served us all well.


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