Media personality and activist Namela Henry dies


A long-standing media personality and an activist, Namela Baynes-Henry, died just after noon on Thursday.

She died in the Intensive Care Unit at the Infectious Diseases Hospital, Lilliendaal, where she was hospitalised for several days.

Henry, 63, is reported to be the latest COVID-19 related death in the country.

Her years in the media were spent working at Channel Nine for several years; she was also the former Personal Assistant/ Public Relations Officer at the Ministry of Legal Affairs.

In most recent years she worked at the Department of Public Information and the Guyana Chronicle.

In addition, she was an early Board Member of the Society Against Sexual Orientation and Discrimination (SASOD) and worked with several other human rights bodies, including Artiste in Direct Support.

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