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Permanent Representatives of the Republic of Guyana to the United Nations

 
Ambassador
Date credentials were presented
1 H.E. Dr. Samuel Rudolph Insanally February 18, 1987
2 H.E. Mr. Noel G. Sinclair March 7, 1979
3 H.E. Mr. Rashleigh Esmond Jackson January 30, 1973
4 H.E. Mr. Frederick Hilborn Talbot July 19, 1971
5 H.E. Mr. Aloysius Paterson Thompson August 19, 1969
6 H.E. Mr. Eustace Adolphe Braithwaite January 4, 1967
7 H.E. Sir John Carter September 21, 1966

 


H.E. Dr. Samuel Rudolph Insanally CCH

Mr. Samuel Rudolph Insanally presented his credentials to Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar on 18th February 1987.

From 1982 to 1986, Mr. Insanally was head of the Political Division in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Guyana. During that time he was also high Commissioner to Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago and the Eastern Caribbean; Ambassador (non-resident), Sweden, Norway and Austria. From 1972 to 1978 he served as Ambassador to Venezuela (and non-resident to Peru and Ecuador).

From 1970 – 1972, he was Deputy Permanent Representative of Guyana to the United Nations, and during 1970 was Charge d’Affaires of the Embassy of Guyana, in Venezuela. From 1966 to 1969, he served as Counsellor at his country’s Embassy in Washington, D.C.

Prior to entering the diplomatic service, Mr. Insanally held teaching positions in modern languages from 1959 to 1966 at Kingston College, Jamaica; Queens College, Guyana; and at the University of Guyana. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Modern Languages from the University of London and undertook post-graduate work at the University of Paris.

H.E. Mr. Noel G. Sinclair

On 7 March 1979 Noel G. Sinclair presented his credentials to Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim.

Mr. Sinclair has served in various diplomatic positions for his Government from 1966 onwards. From 1978, he was Charge d’Affaires of the Permanent Mission of Guyana to the United Nations. Prior to that, beginning in 1977, he was Counsellor in the Guyanese Embassy, Caracas, Venezuela.

Born in Georgetown, Guyana, on 26 December 1940, Mr. Sinclair holds a B.A. degree in French from the University of the West Indies in Jamaica, which he received in 1965, and a Diploma in International Relations from a branch of the same university in Trinidad and Tobago, which he received in 1967.

After joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1966 as an Administrative Assistant, he served in 1968 as a Third Secretary in the Guyana Embassy Caracas, Venezuela. He later moved to Washington D.C., as a Second Secretary in the Embassy of Guyana (1969-1972).

Mr. Sinclair’s first tour of the duty station at the United Nations was between 1972 and 1975, when he was a First Secretary in his Government’s Mission. In 1975 and 1976, he served as First Secretary in the Guyana High Commission in Lusaka, Zambia.

In 1972, Mr. Sinclair served as personal assistant to the Secretary-General of the Preparatory Secretariat for the Conference of Foreign Ministers of Non-Aligned Countries.

Mr. Sinclair served as Permanent Representative of Guyana to the United Nations from 1979 – 1987.

H.E. Mr. Rashleigh Esmond Jackson

Rashleigh Esmond Jackson presented his credentials to Secretary- General Kurt Waldheim as Permanent Representative of Guyana on 30 January 1973.

He was born on 12 January 1929 in New Amsterdam, Berbice Guyana and received his high school education at the Central High School in Georgetown, Guyana, He then attended Queens College in Georgetown (1941 – 1948), the University College of Leicester in the United Kingdom (1954 – 1957), the University of Leicester (1960 – 1961), and Columbia University, New York (1966 - 1967).

He obtained the degrees of B.A. (General) and B.S. (Honours), London, and a Graduate Certificate in Education, Leicester. He attended Columbia University on a Carnegie Fellowship in Diplomacy.

He Joined the Guyana Public Service in 1948. In 1957, he was appointed Master, Queens College, Georgetown and in 1965 he became Principal Assistant Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs in Guyana. From 1969, he served as the Permanent Secretary of the Minister of External Affairs.

He was a member of the delegation of Guyana top the twenty-sixth and twenty-seventh sessions of the General Assembly.

Mr. Jackson subsequently served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1978 to 1990.

H.E. Rev. Frederick Hilborn Talbot

Frederick Hilborn Talbot, presented his credentials as Permanent Representative of Guyana to the United Nations to the Secretary-General U Thant on July 19, 1971. He was accompanied by Yuri Zibanov, Assistant Chief of Protocol.

Mr. Talbot was active in a number of religious and social welfare positions before taking up his appointment to the United Nations.

He was born on 13 October 1927 in Georgetown, Guyana. He holds the Bachelor of Arts degree from Allen University, South Carolina (1954) and the Bachelor of Divinity degree from Yale University (1957). He has also pursued special studies in African Affairs, graduate studies in divinity at the University of California in Berkeley, California, and graduate studies in Education at Columbia University, New York.

He served as Pastor in-charge of St. Peters A.M.E. Church in Georgetown, Guyana, and as Caribbean Consultant of the Church World Service.

He was Chairman of the Guyana Council of Churches and a member of the Board of Poor Law Commissioners of Guyana, of the Government Hospitals Committee, of the Board of the Y.M.C.A. and of the World Methodist Council.

H.E. Mr. Aloysius Paterson Thompson

Aloysius Paterson Thompson presented his credentials presented his credentials as Permanent Representative of Guyana to the United Nations to the Secretary-General U Thant on August 19, 1969. He was accompanied by Mohamed Tabiti, United Nations acting Chief of Protocol.

Mr. Thompson was a businessman and radio and newspaper commentator on Guyanese and Caribbean public affairs.

Born on 22 October 1931 in Georgetown, Guyana, he was educated at St. Stanislaus College in Georgetown and later graduated in business management from Bristol University in the United Kingdom.

He has served as an executive or member of the board of directors of many companies in Guyana, including Guyana Stockfeeds Ltd., Bookers Rum Company Ltd., Guyana Industrial Holdings Ltd., Albion Distilleries Ltd. and Guyana Distilleries Ltd. Throughout his business career, Mr. Thompson has been a member of the Guyana Manufacturers’ Association and a member of its Executive Committee. He was a member of the Association’s delegation to the Government of Guyana on the establishment of the Caribbean Free Trade Association.

In 1962, he was a member of the Guyana delegation to the Duke of Edinburgh’s study conference on problems of industrial development in developing countries of the British Commonwealth, held in Canada.

H.E. Mr. Eustace Adolphe Braithwaite

Eustace Adolphe Braithwaite presented his credentials as Permanent Representative of Guyana to the United Nations to the Secretary-General, U Thant on January 4, 1967. He was accompanied by Pierre de Meulemeester, United Nations Chief of Protocol.

Mr. Braithwaite was born on 27 June 1912. He holds a B.Sc. degree in Physics from New York University and a M.Sc. from Cambridge University, England. He served in the Royal Air Force during the second world war. He taught school in London from 1950 to 1957 and, from 1958 to 1960 held the post of Welfare Officer at the London County Council.

In 1960, Mr. Braithwaite was appointed Human Rights Officer of the World Veterans Federation in Paris, France. From 1963 to 1966, he was Lecturer and Education Consultant at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in Paris, and in this capacity conducted lecture tours of Australia and New Zealand.

Mr. Braithwaite is the author of a number of books: “To Sir, With Love” (1959); “A Kind of Homecoming” (1961); “Paid Servant” (1962); and “A Choice of Straws” (1965). He received the Anisfield Wolff Literary Award in New York for “To Sir, With Love.”

H.E. Sir John Carter

Sir John Carter presented his credentials as Permanent Representative of Guyana to the United Nations to the Secretary-General, U Thant on September 21, 1966. He was accompanied by Pierre de Meulemeester, the United Nations Chief of Protocol.

Sir John was born on 27 January 1919 in Demerara, British Guiana, now Guyana. He was educated at Queen’s College, Georgetown, and at London University where he received his B.A. and LL.B degrees. He was a member of Middle temple, London, and was called to the Bar in 1942.

Sir John practised law in Guiana from 1945 until 1966 and in 1962 was made a Queen’s Counsel. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth in June 1962.

Active in the political and civil life of his country, Sir John was a member of the Guiana Legislature from 1940 to 1953, and from 1961 to 1964. He was Pro-Chancellor of the University of Guiana, 1962-1966.

After his country gained independence, Sir John was appointed Ambassador to the United States in June 1966. He occupied the dual positions of Permanent Representative to the United Nations and Guyana’s Ambassador in Washington, DC.