Message of Condolence by His Excellency Brigadier David Granger, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, on the passing of Ms. Petal Frank

Georgetown, Guyana – (August 25, 2017) His Excellency Brigadier David Granger, MSS, President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana extends condolences to the relatives and friends of the late Ms. Petal Frank, a self-sponsored Guyanese craft-woman, who travelled to Barbados to participate in the Caribbean Festival of the Arts (CARIFESTA). Ms. Frank died, today, at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital after being admitted there on Wednesday August 23.

Ms. Frank and her sister Ms. Doreen Morrison have been making hats, handbags, designer curtains and other novelty items from natural and local materials for over 20 years. The sisters often marketed their goods at the Guyana Exposition and Trade Fair (GuyExpo).

President Granger, on behalf of the Government and people of Guyana, extends heartfelt sympathy to the family members and friends of Ms. Petal Frank.


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