Georgetown, Guyana – (February 20, 2019) His Excellency David Granger, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana is saddened at the death of Professor Rudolph James, who died on Monday at the age of 85, in the United States of America.

Professor James who taught law in Guyana and Africa also headed the University of Guyana’s (UG’s) Department of Law from 1999 to 2004.

Most recently, he served on an advisory committee for the establishment of a local law school and as a Commissioner on the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) established to examine and make recommendations to resolve issues and uncertainties surrounding the individual, joint or communal ownership of lands.

Professor James also co-authored a book with fellow Professor Harold Lutchman titled, “Law and the Political Environment in Guyana”.

President Granger extends heartfelt sympathy to his wife, Dr. Adeola James, children, relatives and friends.

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