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Former Guyana home affairs minister Ronald Gajraj dies


Former minister of home Affairs, Ronald Gajraj died on Saturday at the Woodlands Hospital where he was rushed earlier in the day, former President of Guyana, Donald Ramotar said.

Gajraj was 65 years old.

It was unclear what was the cause of death, but sources indicated that most likely he suffered a heart attack.

He served as home affairs minister from 1999 until his resignation in 2005 as a result of then opposition political pressure.

Ramotar said Gajraj’s passing was a “great loss” to Guyana and all its peace-loving people as he had played a major role in fighting violent criminal gangs who had been holed up in Buxton.

“He was a very dedicated man who made a tremendous contribution to this country, particularly in the area of crime fighting,” said Ramotar a…

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Rochester civil rights giant Connie Mitchell dies


Civil rights champion and community activist Constance Mitchell has died. (WHAM photo – file)

Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) – Civil rights champion and community activist Constance Mitchell has died.

The social justice giant was among those who pushed for change amidst the 1964 race riots in Rochester. She served as the first woman and first African American on what is now the Monroe County Legislature.

One of Mitchell’s enduring achievements was the founding of Action for a Better Community, a non-profit organization based in Rochester that helps people in low-income areas learn how to become self sufficient and rise out ofpoverty.

Current ABC president and CEO Jerome Underwood said the organization is mourning her death.

“We are sad to learn of the passing of Constance Mitchell. Mrs. Mitchell was one…

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Connie Mitchell, first African-American woman elected in Monroe County, dies at 90



Mrs. Constance "Connie" Mitchell, the first African-American woman to be elected in Monroe County and a forceful personality who navigated in …
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Rosanell Eaton, 'unsung' defender of voting rights for African Americans, dies at 97



one of them asked Mrs. Eaton, who was African American and who was 21. Upon hearing what business had brought her to the courthouse, one of the …
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African-American North Carolina voting rights activist dies



LOUISBURG, N.C. — African-American North Carolina voting rights activist Rosanell Eaton has died at age 97. Eaton's daughter, Armenta Eaton, says …
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South African owner of Perpignan bar dies after attack



Barend Britz (63) who played lock for local club Perpignan in the 1990s, was attacked by a man who entered the bar late Thursday, according to police and fire services.


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TOULOUSE – A former rugby player originally from South Africa was attacked in the bar he owned in Perpignan, southwest France, and died from his injuries, France, police said Friday.

Barend Britz (63) who played lock for local club Perpignan in the 1990s, was attacked by a man who entered the bar late Thursday, according to police and fire services.

The man, who has been arrested, turned…

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