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Commentary: Two Decades since 9/11- by Francis Quamina Farrier

— By: Francis Quamina Farrier
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Times does fly, and September 11, 2021 is 20 years since the horrific tragedy of 9/11 in New York city in which 25 Guyanese perished when terrorists hijacked two commercial airplanes and crashed them into the World Trade Center Twin Towers in lower Manhattan, New York city. Another Guyanese lost his life when another hijacked plane was crashed into the Pentagon in Virginia. With that number of victims and with the small population of Guyana, our country actually lost the highest number of citizens per capita.
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The total number of victims that day as officially recorded as 2,977. The percentage of the Guyana loss on that fateful day is something most Guyanese are unaware of, and certainly most of the rest of the world. Sister Commonwealth country, Canada, also lost 24 citizens as Guyana did in that horrific incident; however, Canada had a population of 31 million at the time of the 9/11 terrorists’ attacks, while Guyana had a population of only about 740,000.

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We will Never Forget – 25 Guyanese who died on Sept 11, 2001

WE WILL NEVER FORGET

THE GUYANA CULTURAL ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK INC AND GUYANESE EVERYWHERE REMEMBER THE 25 GUYANESE WHO DIED ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2001
In Memory of the 25 Guyanese who perished on Sept. 11, 2001
WTC burning towers
• Patrick Adams:
Patrick Adams, born December 20, 1939)
Security Officer, World Trade Center – Worked on 80th Floor, Tower 2
Wife (for 47 years): Allison Adams. Left a message on the answering machine
at home informing his wife that he was trapped.  Started Army life as a volunteer. Joined the Guyana Defence Force, where he became personal bodyguard and driver to Brigadier Price. Retired at age 40 as Staff Sargeant. Later recalled and placed in charge of the Maritime Post in Kingston, Georgetown.  Daughters: Belinda, Michelle, Grace, Sandra, Carol and June  Brothers: Kenrick and Dennis   Sister: Jean; 32 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Attended St Cyril’s Anglican School and the Government Technical Institute. Father: Herman Adams  Mother: Lilian Adams.
Rudy Bacchus 
Born May 20, 1953 at Springlands, Corentyne, Berbice); Stockbroker with Nasdaq. Former Vice President at Merrill Lynch. Started his own company: Rudy Bacchus Floor Broker.  Was attending breakfast Risk Water Conference at Windows on the World Restaurant, 107th Floor.  Home: Matuchen, New Jersey. Was ordained Deacon of the Second Baptist Church in Machuten.  Wife: Juana (of Panama)   Daughters: Berto and Carla   Father: Rodwell Anthony.  Mother: Gloria Anthony, formerly of Campbellville, Georgetown.  Brothers and Sisters: Herbert Bacchus, Charles Bacchus, Ian Anthony, Trevor Anthony, Camilia Bacchus, Desiree Anthony and Avril Anthony.  Continue reading