September 16, 2021

State admits that Guyana President Granger is indeed suffering from cancer

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By Dennis Adonis From Guyana Guardian
Days after this publication had published a report which indicated that President David Granger was suffering from Cancer, an official press statement sent from the Guyana Embassy in Cuba several minutes ago has now confirmed that the President was indeed diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, a form of cancer.

When an article claiming that the President was stricken by cancer had first appeared in the Guyana Guardian, many of the President’s supporters took to social media and labelled the report as fake news. However, the Guardian had long received credible information that the President was being treated for Cancer, and as such, stood by the report.

Here is a copy of the statement from the Embassy of Guyana in Cuba (which was distributed to all media houses in Guyana), confirming that the President is indeed suffering from Cancer, thus vindicating the credibility of the President’s cancer story that was first broken by this publication.


The Embassy of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana in the Republic of Cuba wishes to make the following official Statement on the presence of His Excellency, Brigadier David Arthur Granger, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, in the Republic of Cuba.

His Excellency, the President, arrived in Havana on Tuesday, October 30, initially, for a medical investigation which he deemed necessary because of an unusual physical discomfort. He was received by a Cuban Medical Team which commenced the first phase of medical examination.

Subsequent to a series of medical tests, the President was diagnosed as suffering from Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and was placed in the Centro de Investigaciones Medico Quirurgicas (CIMEQ) on Thursday, November 1, where he underwent a surgical procedure. On Tuesday, November 6, His Excellency, the President, was discharged from CIMEQ and returned to his official accommodation.

The President’s medical personnel has now begun the second phase of treatment today, Wednesday, November 14, 2018, and he is likely to be placed in CIMEQ for a short period of two to three days.

During this time, President has been working and resting in accordance with the advice he has been receiving from his doctors. He is in fine form and a good frame of mind. He is expected to fully recover under the supervision of his doctors.

His Excellency, the President, wishes to express his deep gratitude to Guyanese in the Homeland and in the Diaspora, to the various Prime Ministers and Presidents, to the CARICOM Diplomatic Caucus in Cuba, to his friends and colleagues, and all those who sent their best wishes for his full and complete recovery – and his speedy return to Guyana.

Above all, the President would like to publicly thank His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Cuba, the Government of Cuba, and the medical staff of CIMEQ for the special care and attention which he has received while in Havana – and, indeed, for the excellent facilities in which he is being accommodated.

The Embassy of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana in the Republic of Cuba will be issuing another Statement prior to the departure of His Excellency, the President, from Cuba.

Halim Majeed

Ambassador of Guyana to the Republic of Cuba

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