Georgetown, Guyana, November 8, 2022

The Alliance For Change (AFC) is saddened by the untimely death of Trevor Patrick and extends heartfelt condolences to the immediate family, friends and the entire media fraternity.

Today’s news of the tragic accident has left the AFC and the nation in shock and mourning. This incident and other recent boat mishaps in our rivers bring into focus the need to re-examine our safety protocols and regulation, including the licensing regime and the competence of boat captaincy.

We are thankful for the safe return of the other media personnel and boat hands aboard during the incident and wish them a speedy recovery.

As consumers, we seldom pay attention to the great risks reporters and camerapersons put themselves at to satisfy our need for information. Yet, to them, we owe a debt of gratitude that can never be repaid. We will surely miss Trevor’s effort to ferret out the stories behind the story in his many pieces

The AFV reiterates its condolences to Partick’s family and friends in this moment of sorrow.