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Tributes Flow In For Late Guyanese American Cultural Advocate Claire Ann Goring

Tributes Flow In For Late Guyanese American Cultural Advocate Claire Ann Goring

News Americas, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, Tues. Jan. 16, 2024: The Guyanese American community in New York and its wider Diaspora is in mourning over the sudden loss of Claire Ann Goring, a beloved cultural advocate, and community leader.

Goring, 72, passed away on January 15th, 2024, succumbing reportedly to a pulmonary embolism in Brooklyn, NY, on MLK Day, according to News Americas sources. She was born and raised in Victoria Village, Guyana, and attended Bishop’s High School in the capital, Georgetown.

Moving to the US, she became the Cultural Director of the Guyana Cultural Association of New York, where she played a pivotal role in organizing popular events like Kwe-Kwe Night and the Guyana Folk Festival/Family Fun Day during the Labor Day weekend in Brooklyn. Her creative talents extended to graphic design, magazine production, brochures, newspapers, and marketing campaigns. She even had her line of handmade greeting cards and invitations.

Recognized for her outstanding costume designs, Goring also received numerous accolades in Guyana and at the Labor Day Carnival in Brooklyn. She is the first woman to present a costume band under Solo Productions Mas in Guyana back in the 70s and 80s and also used her incredible skills and ability to present masterpiece decorations, dating back to Queen Elizabeth’s Royal visit to Guyana. Her dedication to the community earned her recognition from various organizations and institutions.

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