Georgetown, Guyana – (May 12, 2019)His Excellency, David Granger, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana is saddened at the death of Mr. Robert Frederick Allicock, MS.

Mr. Allicock, who 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), Mr. Bryan Allicock, died this morning at the age of 86.

Mr. Allicock 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.

President Granger extends heartfelt condolences to Vice President Allicock, his siblings, relatives and friends.

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