Video: Sir Shridath Ramphal – “Sonny”…. of Guyana… and the World

Video: Sir Shridath Ramphal – “Sonny”…. of Guyana… and the World

  • Caribbean Champion and International Statesman
  • The story of a West Indian Icon Sir Shridath Ramphal – “Sonny”
  • Narrated by Vic Fernandes – Published June 05, 2020

Sir Shridath Ramphal is Guyana’s and the Caribbean’s most eminent statesman. He has had a sterling career spanning more than 60 years in the service of his native country, Guyana; his wider home, the Caribbean; and the Commonwealth of Nations. Popularly known as “Sonny”, this former Attorney General of Guyana and Secretary General of the Commonwealth was instrumental in the work of the now defunct West Indian Federation, the establishment of the Caribbean Free Trade Agreement, and the work of international commissions. He has been heralded for his contributions.   

He remains the Caribbean’s most decorated citizen, having the distinction of being honoured by more than 20 states. Among his many awards are the Order of Excellence of Guyana, the Order of the Caribbean Community and the Commonwealth Lifetime Achievement Award and the Order of the Companions of Oliver Tambo from South Africa.
This short but inspiring documentary which traces the stellar career of Sir Shridath Ramphal who, despite his advanced age, continues his work in the service of his country and regional integration.

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  • Rosaliene Bacchus  On 06/12/2020 at 1:48 pm

    A son of Guyana and the Caribbean Region of whom all of us can be proud! Nationalism is not the way forward, he said. We must go beyond to collaboration within the Caribbean Region, and then internationally with the entire world.

  • Khalil Haniff  On 06/20/2020 at 9:51 pm

    Women/Men of this calibre have historically made Guyana proud as its literacy rate was in the 90% range. Guyana today has been humiliated by current events making us look like the proverbial ‘banana republic’. We pray that the good Lord would save Guyana and its people.

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