President saddened at death of Vice President’s father

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President David Granger on Sunday expressed condolences on the passing of Mr. Robert Frederick Allicock, MS.

Mr. Allicock, was the father of Fourth Vice President and Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Mr. Sydney Allicock and Chairman of the Upper Takutu- Upper Essequibo Region (Region Nine). He died Sunday morning at the age of 86.

He served as Regional Vice Chairman for Region Nine from 1986 to 1991. He also served as Operations Manager and Consultant at the Iwokrama International Centre for Rainforest Conservation and Development, where he played an integral role in the establishment of the Iwokrama Rainforest Project.

On May 26, 2016, he was bestowed with the Medal of Service, the fifth highest award of the Order of Service of Guyana for his outstanding work at Iwokrama and the role he played in the Project.

The President extended heartfelt condolences to Vice President Allicock, his siblings, relatives and friends. (Extracted and modified from Ministry of the Presidency)

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