Allan Guye dies
Allan Guye, the former Parliamentary Representative for the Roseau North Constituency and former Minister of Health and Social Security in the Dominica Freedom Party (DFP) administration of Dame Eugenia Charles passed away on Sunday, August 9, 2015.
"He can well be described as a good, strong, polite and great Dominican who distinguished himself as a public servant, politician, parliamentarian and minister of government who served the people of the Roseau North Constituency and Dominica well and faithfully," said Johnson Boston, the Secretary of the DFP in a press release.
Guye entered politics in 1985 when he successfully contested the Roseau North Constituency seat for the DFP; he again contested that seat and won in 1990. Dame Eugenia appointed Guye Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Community Development and Social Services - 1985 to 1990 and Minister of Health and Social Security - 1990 to 1995 up until his retirement from electoral politics.
Boston said the DFP elected Guye as chairman of the DFP for five consecutive years from 1985 to1990.
He also served on a number of Statutory Boards and other institutions including the Dominica Council on Ageing and agricultural programmes locally and regionally.
Guye headed the extension service of the Division of Agriculture before he entered active politics.
"He also represented Dominica in football and cricket in his younger days and also played bridge, almost to the end, in a number of tournaments here in Dominica and abroad. He also served as treasurer of the Dominica Bridge Association and was honored at the National Sports Award as the longest serving treasurer in any association," Boston said.
"Mr. Guye was a humble and charitable gentleman who cared for the well–being of others particularly the less fortunate among us, the children, the youth and the elderly," the DFP said in the release. "He loved his family, his church, community and country and will be remembered for a very long time for his dedicated service and tremendous contribution to the development of Dominica".
"The DFP extends deepest sympathy to his wife Mrs. Evelyn Guye, Children, Grand Children, Extended Family, Relatives and Friends and the People of the Roseau North Constituency", Boston said.