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The People’s National Congress mourns the death of Mr. Douglas Gittens, Vice-Chairman of the Regional Democratic Council of the Upper Demerara-Berbice Region.
He was elected to that position in September 2020 after the General and Regional Elections.
Mr. Gittens was in the forefront of assisting in the Region’s flood relief efforts in Kwakwani and other flood-affected communities for which he held direct responsibility. He travelled frequently to various parts of the sub-region to supervise flood relief efforts.
Mr. Gittens, only 38 years old, was paired with the Regional Chairman, Mr. Deron Adams, of the same age leading the RDC. He taught Information Technology and Caribbean Studies at the Mackenzie High School. His death is a loss for the people of Linden Town, the Region and the People’s National Congress.
The PNC extends its deepest condolences to Mr. Gittens’s mother Ms. Enid Gittens, to his family and friends, to his colleagues on the RDC and to the residents of Region No. 10.