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Fw: Guyana Press Assoc. Veteran journalist Charles De Florimonte dies

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  • margaret lawrence
    ... From: Guyana Press Association To: guyanapress@googlegroups.com Sent: Sunday, April 1, 2007 5:01:12 PM Subject: Guyana Press Assoc.
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 1, 2007


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      From: Guyana Press Association <guyanapress@...>
      To: guyanapress@...
      Sent: Sunday, April 1, 2007 5:01:12 PM
      Subject: Guyana Press Assoc. Veteran journalist Charles De Florimonte dies

                                    Guyana Press Association 
                                                  News Release
       
       
      Veteran journalist, Charles De Florimonte dies
       
       
      The Guyana Press Association (GPA) mourns the passing of Mr. Charles De Florimonte, one of Guyana's most dedicated and outstanding journalists.
       
      He died on Sunday, April 1, 2007 at around 11 AM at his residence in Subryanville, Georgetown. He was 70 years old.
       
      Though Mr. De Florimonte had retired from daily duties, he always paid attention to the news with an editor's eye.
       
      Though he would be remembered by many as being among the first batch of journalists to have worked at Stabroek News newspaper back in the 1980s; 'Charlie,' as he was fondly called, had a long and distinguished career.
       
      His experience was wide and varied, having worked in the state and privately-owned media, as a correspondent for United Press International (UPI). Long before journalists were among those allowed to live and work freely under the rubric of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) Single Market; he had moved to Dominican where he was editor at one of that island's privately-owned newspapers.
       
      History records Mr. De Florimonte, who was awarded by the GPA during the organisation's 60th anniversary, as a very outspoken  and forthright person who had the welfare and image of the association at heart.
       
      His passing comes at a time when today's media workers need to take advantage of the quality experience of many of our senior colleagues so we can collectively enhance and elevate professional standards.
       
      The GPA takes this opportunity to express its deepest condolences to his family, relatives, friends and colleagues, knowing fully well that Guyana and journalism have lost a true son of the soil who had positively touched the lives of many.
       
      April 1, 2007
       
      ENDS/GPA/2007

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