Guyana’s Ombudsman passes away after losing cancer fight


Ombudsman, retired Justice Winston Moore passed away on Friday, September 16, after losing his battle with cancer.


Moore was sworn in as Ombudsman in 2014, by then Head of State Donald Ramotar, marking the first appointment of its kind in over a decade.


Appointed as High Court Judge in 1998, Moore held that post until 2007 when he functioned as a Judge Advocate for the Guyana Defense Force.


He also served as Chairman of the Commission of Inquiry to investigate the escape of inmates and other related occurrences at the New Opportunity Corps (NOC) Essequibo.



Below is the message of Condolence from His Excellency, Brigadier David A. Granger, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana on the Ombudsman’s passing:


The Cooperative Republic of Guyana mourns the passing of the Honourable Justice Winston Lennox Mc Lennon Moore, Ombudsman of Guyana, who passed away on Friday September 16, 2016.


Justice Moore began his legal career as an Attorney-at-Law in 1983. In 1998, he was appointed high Court Judge.  In 2007 Justice Moore served as the Judge Advocate for Guyana Defence Force. On January 13, 2014 Justice Moore was sworn in as the Ombudsman of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana.


His Excellency Brigadier David Granger, MSS, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana extends heartfelt sympathy to his wife, Ms. Viera Moore and children; Nichole, Gary, Gavin and Kevin, as well as other family members and friends of the late Justice Winston Moore.


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