‘Colin Ming had a passion for sport and youth development’


The Guyana Golf Association and NexGen Golf Academy on Sunday paid respects to the late Colin Ming, hailing him “a giant in many ways”, who had a passion for sport and youth development.

The brother of well-known entrepreneur, Stanley Ming, died on Friday (April 2), one day after being involved in an accident with an ambulance that was transporting a COVID-19 patient to the Infectious Diseases Hospital at Liliendaal.

Below is a message from the Guyana Golf Association and NexGen Golf Academy

The Guyana Golf Association and NexGen Golf Academy wish to extend heartfelt condolences to the Ming family for the loss of Colin Ming, a small man in stature but one who was a giant in many ways.

Colin was a friend and mentor to many and he loved sports with a passion that few understood, a drive for excitement and performance that crossed motor racing, golf, and business. His very nature made him a success at everything he attempted and his accomplishments were great and many.

One of his overriding passions was the promotion of sports to youths, especially those in need and it was in that spirit he donated hundreds of Golf clubs to the NexGen Golf Academy for the school programme. Today and in the years to come, thousands of children will benefit from his unselfish generosity.

But he gave not only material things but that which was most important, his time and knowledge, starting a Kids Camp at the Academy last year. One of his last conversations on Thursday was to realise a dream that Guyana would produce a few world-class golfers.

It is said that the ones who matter most are the ones that are taken too soon and Colin will be sorely missed by many but his contributions to Guyana, in sports, business and generosity will continue in his memory.

A man’s success in life is not measured by his possessions but by the lives he touched and changed and for those reasons, Colin Ming was and will always be remembered as a great and successful man!

Gone but never forgotten, our friend will remain in our hearts forever.

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  1. Matthew says

    Colin Ming was a wonderful human being. He played a mean game of pool was always a gentleman. He will be sorely missed by the many that he interacted with. Condolences to his family and all that are mourning this great loss.

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