Winifred Gaskin


15 Mar: Guyanese Winifred Gaskin in History: Winifred Gaskin

Winifred Gaskin, CCH, OD was an Afro-Guyanese educator, journalist, and civil servant who entered politics. After a career in public service, she was appointed as the first high commissioner of Guyana to the Commonwealth Caribbean Countries organization. Her dedication to public service was honored with the Jamaican Order of Distinction and the Caciques Crown of Honour, Guyanas second highest service award. 1. Early life Winifred Ivy Thierens was born on 10 May 1916 in Buxton,…