“We are Courtney Crum-Ewing and we will never be silenced” – UGSS mourns death of political activist


[www.inewsguyana.com] – The University of Guyana Student Society (UGSS) says that though Courtney Crum-Ewing has died, his struggles will live on in the lives of many Guyanese.

Crum – Ewing was gunned down execution style on Tuesday evening (March 10) while urging residents of Diamond Housing Scheme to go out and vote at the May 11 polls.

The 40-year-old man in the past months had staged an enduring one-man protest in front of the Office of Anil Nandlall, against his continuation as Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister.

In a statement, the UGSS said “he has served his purpose in moving and shaking Guyanese society, the status quo will not be maintained, and 100,000 voices will rise up to take Courtney’s place. This heinous crime will not be condoned, especially not by us, young people who deserve to be heard. Courtney’s voice mattered and so does ours.”

The student Body maintains that while Crum-Ewing may have died, his legacy and what he has fought for will not be stifled by death.

“Although Courtney Crum-Ewing was not known to us personally, we knew and valued his voice and his courage. His megaphone is to us, the pens and paper that are available to us at the University of Guyana-the method available to us, to change the world. Courtney is the example of change and greatness that we aspire to as future leaders. He was not afraid to stand up for right even if it meant standing alone and for this reason, we mourn this tragic loss,” said UGSS President Joshua Griffith in a statement.

The UGSS is calling on the Ministry of Home Affairs, the police department and the Government of Guyana to conduct a meaningful investigation to bring those responsible for taking away “an agent of change, to justice.”