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Sharief Khan Passes Away

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The media fraternity has lost another veteran journalist, Sharief Khan M.S. (Medal of Service) passed away this morning February 22, 2011 at his East Coast home. Last month the media fraternity mourned the passing of Clem David.

Over the last few years ill health including heart by-pass surgery caused Sharief Khan to slow down but he served in the Office of President in the Climate Change Unit until his sudden demise this morning.

Khan served and lived as a journalist in Guyana prior to the historic elections of 1992. In the new dispensation he continued to pursue his journalistic endeavors with the same vigor and commitment when he became Editor in Chief of the Guyana Chronicle. As Editor-in-Chief of the Chronicle he still found the time to write the columns Khan’s Chronicles and Friday Musings

He was there at the beginning of Stabroek News in 1986 and by the next year he was appointed Chief Reporter eventually moving up to the position of Assistant News Editor before he migrated back to the Chronicle where he started his freelance work about a decade before under then editor in chief Carl Blackman.
Khan also worked at the Radio Demerara Newsroom. He was a stringer/correspondent for the BBC, CANA, Radio Antilles, Reuters for several years, traveling extensively covering the news when and where it happened.

The Guyana Press Association in a statement noted that Sharief Khan has always been a passionate advocate for free speech and expression, always supported almost every program of the GPA and was unwavering in his loyalty to the fraternity.

The Guyana Press Association stated the media fraternity has lost one of the more experienced journalists in the country and the Caribbean

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