The Caribbean Immigrant Victims Of COVID-19 – 2020

This is News Americas News Network’s permanent tribute to the many Caribbean immigrants lost to the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. If you’d like to add a relative, friend or colleague, to this list, please email details to us at news@newsamericasnow.com. May we never forget.

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FIRST NAMELAST NAMECOUNTRYABOUT
Jean-Weekes-HusbandsJeanWeekes-HusbandsBARBADOSWas 65-year-old and a senior analyst at a financial investment firm in New Jersey. She was the brother of Desmond Weekes, a former lead singer of a yesteryear Spouge band, the Draytons Two.
AlmondaWeekesBARBADOSShe was also the sister of Desmond Weekes. At 68, she passed away in April from COVID-19 complications in a Brooklyn hospital.
Anthony Hall BARBADOSWas the former secretary of the Barbados Ex-Policemen’s Association.
MerleneHindsBARBADOSWas the president of the Barbados group at St Gabriel’s Church in Brooklyn, NY, USA.
pearson-jordanPearson JordanBARBADOSWas from Speightstown, St Peter. He represented Barbados in the Olympics and was a very well known athlete.
DondrewGibbonsBARBADOSWas 45 and lived in  Connecticut
Mrs. Wilson BARBADOSWas of Hawthorne Street in Brooklyn, New York, USA. (her first name has been omitted at her family’s request)
MichelleBoxhillBARBADOSWas a second generation Barbadian born in the United Kingdom, who lived in Brooklyn, NY, USA.
CedricRobinsonBARBADOSWas a mechanic, originally from the Sargeant’s Village, Christ Church area
RobertoTejadaDOMINICAN REPUBLIC Was 45 and grew up in the Dominican Republic and played baseball in Puerto Rico before settling in Queens, NY, USA.
roy-hastickDr. Roy HastickGRENADAWas the founder and the president of the Caribbean American Chamber of Industry and commerce (CAACI) in Brooklyn, NY. Born in Grenada where he worked as a cop, Dr. Hastick migrated to New York in 1972. In 1985 Dr. Hastick along with 10 founding members founded the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry (C.A.C.C.I). Under his leadership, the organization became a well-recognized business entity by providing essential support to micro and small businesses in the Tri-State area of NYS.
Hesronni-CayenneHesronni CayenneGRENADAWas born in Carriacou and was the vice chair of the structure division of TWU Local 100, NYC. He died in the hospital on April 9, 2020.
Michelle JosephGRENADAHailed from Spring Street, Georges Grenada and was also known as ‘Spice Angel.’
Kingston MurrayGRENADA
Roy Clement GRENADA
Lyndonna ConnaughtGRENADA
FrancisGilbertGRENADA
Frederick KerrGRENADA
Alphonsus AndrewGRENADA
yvonne-ross-gillKathleen (Yvonne)Ross-Gill GRENADAFormerly of Beaulieu, St. Georges, Grenada, passed away on April 14, 2020 in NYC.
Christine PhillipGRENADA
DJRoachGRENADA
William-Billy-BraithwaiteBilly BraithwaiteGUYANAWilliam ‘Billy’ Braithwaite died on April 7, 2020 at the NY Presbyterian Hospital where he was hospitalised for just over a week. Braithwaite was a former president of Pele FC and the Georgetown Football League (GFL), now Georgetown Football Association (GFA), during the 70s and early 80s. He migrated with his family to the USA in 1981. He was the first elected secretary of the GFL, headed by former City Mayor, Kenneth Shortt, whom Braithwaite replaced as president in 1978. He worked at the Guyana Airways Corporation and later as a former Area Manager of BWIA, now Caribbean Airlines, and North American Airlines in NYC. He was 74.
marc-callendarMarc CallenderGUYANACallender died in Brooklyn, NY. He was a political consultant.
Jim-BacchusJim BacchusGUYANAWas the proprietor of Jim Bacchus Travel Service, which operated offices in Georgetown and New Amsterdam has passed away.
Bacchus, who had been a prominent figure in the local travel service industry especially with his service in New Amsterdam, passed away yesterday his grandson John Bacchus posted on his Facebook Page.
Wendell-Dragga-ManifoldWendell “Dragga” ManifoldGUYANAWas the former national Under-18 captain of the Pele FC, died at Brooklyn Downstate Hospital, from cardiac arrest, due to the Coronavirus on March 25, 2020. He was 65 and a a former student of Charlestown Secondary School who migrated to the US in 1974.
oliver-cyrus-guyanese-immigrant-dead-from-coronaOliver CyrusGUYANAWas born in Guyana before migrating to NYC and working for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) as bus operator for 21 years. The 61-year-old Brooklyn resident and TWU Local 100 member drove buses for the Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Operating Authority, a subsidiary of the MTA that operates a handful of express and local bus routes. He worked out of Manhattanville bus depot in West Harlem. Cyrus died from complications related to the virus.
dr-EARLINE-AUSTINDr. Earline AustinGUYANAWas formerly of Republic Ave. Linden, Guyana and Fresh Meadows, NY.
Prea NankieshoreGUYANAWas born in Guyana before migrating to the US. She started working in 2012 as a customer service rep at Northwell Health, a hospital network Long Island Jewish Forest Hills belongs to, before transferring to LIJ Forest Hills the next year. There she worked as a clerk in the emergency department registering patients. She showed up to work every day until she started feeling ill in late March.
On April 5, 2020, Nankieshore, 34, a mother of twin boys and hospital worker, passed away from the coronavirus. She had planned to get married in December to her fiancé, Marcus Khan.
Brijmohan-RamdayalBrijmohan RamdayalGUYANAHe was 90 and known to many as “Soap.”
Clarence ClarkeGUYANAWas also known as Oral and was from Linden, Guyana.
Murtland-McPhersonMurtland McPhersonGUYANAWas of Flatbush, Brooklyn and was born in Perth, Mahaicony, Guyana.
yvonne-whartonYvonne WhartonGUYANAWas the sister of Guyana’s preeminent saxophonist Erwin “Flantis” Edwards.
Rita YakumGUYANA
Vishnu-BaichuParamdeo ‘Vishnu’ BaichuGUYANAHe passed away on April 5, 2020 at Jamaica Hospital, Queens, NY.  He was born and raised in Adventure (Essequibo Coast, Guyana and settled in Queens, New York where he fell in love with and married his wonderful wife Dhanwantie (Sabo) Baichu.
dhanraj-baichuDanraj ‘Vijay’ BaichuGUYANAHe was the son of Paramdeo, and died on April 6, 2020 also at the Jamaica Hospital in Queens, NY. He was 24 and was studying computer science at LaGuardia College and planned to transfer to Queens College this fall to pursue his Bachelors Degree. 
Abdul-RazackAbdul Razack FyuseGUYANA
Saraswati NiranjanGUYANA
Ronald-HunterRonald HunterGUYANA
Haringa-NarayanHaringa NarayanGUYANA
sheila-anthonySheila AnthonyGUYANA
chandra-sain-ramdasChandra Sain RamdasGUYANA
Georgeanna greaves-gentlesGeorgeanna Greaves-GentlesGUYANA
Phagu-SinghPhagu Singh GUYANAWas formerly of Princess Street, Lodge, Georgetown, Guyana.
Frederick Winfield MatthiasGUYANAHad migrated to the US from Peter’s Hall EBD, Guyana in 1969.
lee-nurseLee NurseGUYANANurse, who played for Basingstoke and Finchampstead, was 43 years old.
He died at Basingstoke hospital, UK on April 9, 2020 with his son Rilee by his bedside.
Frankie Nathaniel ArmstrongGUYANAWas also known as ‘Powers’
avron-alvesAvron AlvesGUYANAWas 57. He died on Monday, April 6, 2020. He was born on August 31, 1962 in Mahaica, East Coast of Demerara in Guyana to Irene Williams and Bertram McKay. Avron received his early education at Mahaica Primary and Mahaica Multi-Lateral High School. He then migrated to Brooklyn, NY where he attended and graduated from New York City Technical College. Avron began working at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, where he continued working throughout his career in various roles. On July 16, 1989 he married Rosemary Armstrong, and with this union a daughter, Jasmine, was born. He leaves to cherish precious memories, his loving wife, Rosemary Alves; daughter, Jasmine Alves; sister, Iris Taylor; brothers: Felix Alves, Stephen Alves, Lennox Alves, Hubert Alves and Herol McKay; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Aubrey McMillian SearsGUYANA
Clairmont BellGUYANAWas formerly of Trafalgar Village West Coast Berbice and NYC.
Victor-RobertsVictor RobertsGUYANAWas formerly of Plaisance, ECD and Brooklyn, NY.
Deenanauth-AchibarDeenanauth Achaibar GUYANAWas also known as Payo, originally from No. 73 Village, Corentyne, Berbice, Guyana. He passed away on April 9, 2020 in NYC.
Godfrey-PilgrimGodfrey PilgrimGUYANAWas 87.
Linda-ArcherLinda ArcherGUYANA
Rev-George-FrederickRev. George N. FrederickGUYANAWas the former pastor of Kingston Methodist Church, Georgetown, Guyana
Sgt. Vibert “Bulli” SmithGUYANAPlayed the tuba in the Guyana Police Force band and the trumpet as a freelance musician in Guyana.
Wayne Benn FingalWayne Benn FingalGUYANAWas born in New Amsterdam, Berbice worked as a police officer. He later migrated to Brooklyn, NY and worked as a NY Transit Bus at Kingsbridge Depot in Brooklyn. He died on April 11, 2020.  He was 59 and was on the job nearly 20 years.
Satesh-DeonarineSatesh DeonarineGUYANA
Sunny KharagGUYANAWas from NYC and formerly of Bush Lot, Corentyne, Guyana. He was the father of Ryan Kharag of Deluxe Delivery of NYC.
Albert-James-JacobusAlbert James Jacobus GUYANAWas also known as ‘Jack’ or Jimmy, was born in Kabakaburi Mission, Pomeroon, Essequibo, Guyana. He became a land surveyor and worked in Guyana as well as the BVI before migrating to the US and taking up a post also as a land surveyor for the Department of Design and Construction, Office of Land Surveying, City of New York. The Brooklyn, NY resident died from COVID on March 29, 2020.
David-GreeneDavid Greene GUYANAWas originally from Buxton , Guyana and passed away on April 3, 2020.
annie-crandonAnnie CrandonGUYANAWas born in Fyrish Village, Corentyne and lived between New York and London. She was 85.
Carmen-Patricia-JonesCarmen Patricia JonesGUYANAAlso known as Patsy Jones died on Tuesday March 31, 2020 while hospitalized at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. After leaving Guyana she pursued a nursing career at Long Island College Hospital. She leaves behind to mourn her seven children, seven siblings and numerous family members in Guyana and the USA.
helen-MonahHelen MonahGUYANAThe 58-year-old formerly of Dowding Street, Kitty, Georgetown, Guyana, died at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. She had worked as a nurse’s aid.
Tulise-PersaudTulise PersaudGUYANA
Seukumarie-HardeenSeukumarie HardeenGUYANAWas formerly of Hampshire Village, Berbice.
Nathalie-BishopNathalie BishopGUYANADied on April 9th, 2020. 
Raymond-HaniffRaymond HaniffGUYANAAlso known as Bai-Gee who died on April 10, 2020.
Mona ImritGUYANADied on April 10, 2020.
Reverend-Vibert-Rudolph-PrescottReverend Vibert Rudolph PrescottGUYANA
verona-fraserVerona FraserGUYANAWas originally from Georgetown, died on April 11, 2020.
Imam-Hadji-ZakirImam Hadji Zakir GUYANAWas a member of the The United Muslim Organization, and was also a notable personality on WPAT 930 AM, NY. He was formerly of Canal Number 2 and died at a nursing home in Queens at age 86.
michael-gilkesMichael GilkesGUYANAWas a poet, actor, playwright, director, literary critic. He died in England at the age of 86 after three nights in the ICU on April 14, 2020. He was involved in theatre for more than 40 years, as a director, actor and playwright, winning the Guyana Prize for Drama in 1992 and 2006, as well as the Guyana Prize for Best Book of Poetry in 2002.
abdul-wahaab Abdul WahaabGUYANAHe was 74 and died at the Houston Methodist Hospital in Texas. Wahaab was formerly from New Road Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara.
tesrun-wahaabTesrun WahaabGUYANAShe was 71 and the wife of Abdul Wahaab. She too died at the Houston Methodist Hospital in Texas and was formerly from New Road Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara.
captain-mohammed-rahamanCaptain Mohammed RahamanGUYANAWas assigned to the NYPD 115 Pct. in NYC.
ron-misirRon MisirGUYANAHe was was born in Lenora, Guyana and was a professional mechanic at Dynamic Auto Center. 
Bissoonauth ShiwnandanGUYANA
Frank-MichaelFrank MichaelGUYANAWas a shopkeeper of Plaisance, East Coast Demerara. He died from the virus on March 30, 2020 after battling for a week on a ventilator in the Intensive Care Unit at North Shore University hospital, Long Island. He is survived by three children, two grandchildren, other family members and friends.
Dennis DicksonGUYANAHe was 62, was born in Guyana and worked for 14 years as a janitor with the New York City Police Department.  He was assigned the first floor of headquarters, which includes the memorial wall that lists the names of the officers who died in the line of duty. As COVID-19 presented another crisis for the city, Dickson again stepped up, working to disinfect 1 Police Plaza before he himself fell ill.
“Mr. Dickson was again on the front line cleaning and disinfecting 1 Police Plaza so that our personnel could be here safely, allowing them to continue to serve the people of the City Of New York,” police officials said in a statement.
Dickson died on March 26, 2020 from COVID-19 at Brooklyn’s Kings County Hospital and was the first NYPD casualty of the coronavirus pandemic.
Khemraj MahadeoGUYANAHe was 55, was born in Guyana before migrating to the US. He joined The New York Transit Authority where he worked in the Power Maintenance Pitkin Yard Repair Shop. He is survived by his widow, Ceriandia and two children, Sanjay and Anjaly.“Our union has suffered difficult losses.  Brother Mahadeo was good union Brother, and well respected in the shop and throughout maintenance.  Please pray for him and his family and friends,” Power Division Chair Steve Higgins said in a statement.
james-owen-hunteJames Owen HunteGUYANAHe was also known as Bambi and died on March 30, 2020.
qunicy-cummingsQuincy CummingsGUYANAHe was 41 and a father of three and former teacher at McKenzie High School, Linden, Guyana. He died in Queens, NY at the St. John’s Hospital.
aseer-anaminAseeran Nesha AminGUYANAShe was 78 and died on March 27, 2020 at Jamaica Hospital, Queens, New York.
Yvonne WhartonGUYANA
marvin-pearceMarvin PearceGUYANAWas 44 and was an activist and supporter of the APNU+AFC party of Guyana.
george-watsonGeorge WatsonGUYANAWas formerly from Stanley Town, New Amsterdam Berbice, and died on April 3, 2020.
linden-brancheLinden BrancheGUYANAWas the  former owner of D’Lorice Banquet Hall in East Orange, NJ. He was 65. Branche is survived by his wife, Victoria, children Joseph and Natolia Wayne, grandchildren, brother, Julian, and many relatives.
ittab-hoseinIltab HoseinGUYANAWas 77, former imam of Masjid Al Jama in Queens New York and formerly of the Nabaclis and Enmore communities, Guyana died on April, 5, 2020 at Queens General Hospital. He was the former Iman of Nootenzuil Masjid. Before migrating 17 years ago, he held several positions, including that of a field foreman at the Enmore Sugar Estate and a former constable in the Guyana Police Force (GPF). As a member of the GPF, he was stationed at the home of the former Commissioner Laurie Lewis until his migration. A devout Muslim, Hosein was said to be respected in his community, which he served as former Iman of Masjid Al Jama in Queens.
ivor-fraserIvor FraserGUYANAPassed away on Friday, April 17, 2020, at East Orange General Hospital. He was 68 and was born at the New Amsterdam Public Hospital in Berbice, Guyana. He worked as a cop before migrating to the in 1989, residing in Harlem, NYC and Irvington, NJ, until relocating to East Orange, NJ, three years ago.
Leon-GaskinLeon GaskinGUYANAWas 70 and was a former Advertising Manager at the Guyana Chronicle newspaper.
Sharon Cozier nee Walker GUYANAWas originally from Campbellville and South/North Ruimveldt, Georgetown and was a former teacher of St Margaret’s Primary school.
errol-looWalter Errol LooGUYANAResided at Woodhaven, New York and was formerly of Kent Street, New Amsterdam, Berbice. He died on April 4, 2020 at Jamaica Hospital, NY – just one week short of his 80th birthday. He was the father of Joanne Ally of USA, the late Jacqueline Lindie, the late Christopher Loo. Frank Loo of Canada, Raymond Loo and Jimmy Max Loo of Guyana. Loo was a former Del Casa restaurant and bar manager in Guyana.
george-watsonGeorge WatsonGUYANAWas 83 and was formerly of 54 Stanleytown, New Amsterdam, Berbice. He died on April 3, days after he tested positive for COVID-19. Watson migrated about 38 years ago to the United States, where he continued to practice his trade as a joiner.
Ajana Wilkenson-IwayemiGUYANA
Marilyn HowardGUYANAIs apparently the only school nurse in New York City Board of Education system killed by COVID-19. She emigrated from Guyana with her parents in 1981 at age 14 and helped care for four younger brothers. She first went to college at age 35, earned a Master’s degree, and recently enrolled in Long Island University to become a nurse practitioner. Howard started feeling sick on March 14, a day after classes ended. She died on April 4, 2020.
yvonne-greeneYvonne GreeneGUYANAResided in Brooklyn New York and was formerly of Lodge, Georgetown Guyana. She died on Monday April 27, 2020.
Naresh Persaud GUYANAWas formerly from Foulis, East Coast Demerara, Guyana and of Queens, NYC, where he worked in a nursing home.
Leslie-GillLeslie Ellio GillGUYANAHe was also known as “Fat-Head” and was was born to the late Herbert and Elaine Gill on November 7, 1951 in Georgetown, Guyana. He worked at the National Registration office of Guyana before migrating to the US. He passed away in New Jersey, USA on April 30, 2020. He is survived by his wife Cecily Anne Gill, six children, Leslie, Jr., Leyland, Marcell Bholo, Donna Codugan, and Antonius, and nine (9) grandchildren.
vida-woodmanVida ChristinaWoodmanGUYANAShe was born in Wakenaam, Essequibo, Guyana on December 22nd, 1931, the sixth child of Naomi and Thomas Coppin. She received her education from St. John’s Anglican School in Onderneeming Essequibo. Her family later relocated to Georgetown where she continued her education at St. Stephen’s Scott School and Commercial School. In 1963 she married the late Leslie Woodman and worked at the Guyana Police Canteen in Georgetown for several years. She later became self employed as a successful seamstress.In 1974 she migrated to the United States where she worked as a Home Health Aide.
deo-persaud-guyanaDeo “Mohan”PersaudGUYANAersaud was a native of Guyana who built a life in two different countries and two different industries. His American dream was to raise his children in a safe place where they’d learn to work hard.
He did, and they did.
He died on the morning of May 30 after getting the coronavirus in a St. Petersburg nursing home a month before. He was 80.
Dr.-Ronald-VerrierDr. Ronald VerrierHAITI Dr. Verrier, a Haitian immigrant and trauma critical care surgeon, practiced at the St Barnabas hospital in the Bronx, New York and died on April 8, 2020. Dr. Verrier spent the final weeks of his life tending to a torrent of patients infected with Covid-19. Workers at St Barnabas hospital struggled to find masks and gowns as staff set up makeshift morgues in the parking lot. (Many nurses continue to make cloth masks.) Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Dr. Verrier emigrated to the United States and had worked at St Barnabas for the last two decades, overseeing the general surgery residency program.
francois-hilaireFrancoise HilaireHAITIShe was a single mother who raised three children – ages 22, 21, 13 – and cared for her parents while working two jobs as a certified nursing assistant in Braintree and Scituate, and her workplace is likely where she was exposed to the coronavirus in Boston, MA. She was admitted to Good Samaritan Medical Center on Easter Sunday to receive treatment for COVID-19 and was transferred to two other Steward hospitals. Hilaire died at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton on April 27 at the age of 54.
Dr-Bredy-Pierre-LouisDr. BredyPierre LouisHAITI
AshleyJohnsonJAMAICA Was  the brother of the Consul General of Jamaica to New York, Alsion Roach-Wilson, who passed away on March 27, 2020 due to the virus.
delroy-washingtonDelroy WashingtonJAMAICAWas a reggae singer in London best known for his releases for Virgin Records in the late 1970s. He died on March 27, 2020
Penny Lorna BanhanJAMAICADied in Brooklyn, NY.
Dwight ClareJAMAICA
gil-baileyGil BaileyJAMAICAWas a pioneering Caribbean radio broadcaster, known as the “Godfather of Caribbean Radio” or “Godfather of Reggae Radio.” He died on 13 April 2020 from COVID-19. He was 84.
earl-baileyEarl BaileyJAMAICAWas a 56-year-old resident of Sunrise, Florida, who died at his home on Sunday, April 5, after developing symptoms of the virus two weeks ago, and being sent home to self-quarantine.
Hugh TrentJAMAICA
Donald BrooksJAMAICAWas also of the St Luke’s Episcopal Church, NY.
Albert MalcolmJAMAICAWas father of former top English cricketer, Devon Malcolm. He was 75 and died on April 4, 2020 while on the road to recovery in a UK hospital where he was being treated for a mini-stroke.
Ian-William-WilsonIan William WilsonJAMAICAWas also known as Pete and Willo. He lived in the Bronx and worked as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) nurse at the Isabella Nursing Home in New York City. He was a former alumnus of Kingston College, Jamaica and died on April 1, 2020 at the St Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, NY.
Michelle BennettJAMAICAWas the aunt of Miss Universe 2018 first runner-up Davina Bennett.
Elaine SwackJAMAICA
Winston Hugh PrattJAMAICAWas a NY Transit worker for 29 years and from Kingston died on April 7, 2020. He was born on Dec 5, 1955 and attended the Kingston Technical & CAST/Utech. He is survived by his wife Heather.
elecier-williamsElecier WilliamsJAMAICAWas also known as Norsha, was a frontline worker with the New York City MTA, working as a train conductor. She died on May 3, 2020. She was also the niece of Jamaica’s Counsel General to NY, Alsion Roach Wilson.
faye-savin-jamaica Fay SavinJAMAICASavin, 87, died on April 8 due to pneumonia and coronavirus. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Fay came of age in the 1940s and1950s where women typically would go school then were expected to get married soon after and start a family, Patrick said.
Instead, Fay worked in the Jamaican government until she wanted something bigger. So, she moved to the United States and started working at the United Nations, where she coordinated global conferences and other developmental duties. In her obituary, family members wrote she was the kind of woman who “enjoyed doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, naturally,” and was “an elegant, smart, witty and dynamic woman, wife, mother and grandmother.”
norman-perkins-jamaicaNorman PerkinsJAMAICAPerkins, 56, passed away in early July 2020, after being committed to hospital, suffering from COVID-19.It is believed that he contracted the virus while assisting in the preparation of care packages to be distributed to those in need at the church he attends in the South Florida County.He WAS ALSO AN activist and businessman
Carlyle-MartialCarlyle MartialST. LUCIAWas a former St. Lucian athlete.
Gaspar PhillipsST. LUCIA
Candy DanielST. LUCIA
KerianEmmanuelST. LUCIA
Ignatius-XavierIgnatiusXavierST. LUCIA
Parson-FessalParson Fessal ST. LUCIAdied in the UK.
Martha AlexanderST. LUCIAdied in New York.
Perpetua Albert ST. LUCIAdied in New York.
Francis Noel ST. LUCIAdied in New York.
Corville DujonST. LUCIAdied in the UK..
Mafalda-BrunoMafalda BrunoST. LUCIAdied in Switzerland.
CraigAugusteST. LUCIAHe was 32 and originally from Soufriere in Saint Lucia and of Brooklyn. He died from COVID-19 complications at a hospital in New York on April 14, 2020.
victor-mangalVictor MangalST. LUCIAAlso known as ‘Bottie,’ was a former cricketer and umpire who hailed from the south of the island. He passed away in New York on Saturday night, April 18, 2020.
Jane DuncanST. LUCIAWas 103. She died on Saturday, April 11, 2020 at a nursing home in New York. Duncan, who lived in Brooklyn since 1993 on Flatbush, had five children including one deceased son. She is survived by four children Agatha Duncan, James Duncan, Wesley Duncan, and Isidore Duncan, as well as 23 grandchildren, and 26 great-grandchildren.
Susanna Valentina JosephST. LUCIAWas a resident of New Jersey. She was a member of Streams of Power Ministries while living in Saint Lucia, and worshiped at the branch in Fond Assau, Babonneau.  
Reccie RegisST. LUCIAWas originally from Denery.
ras-shaqRas ShaqST. LUCIAWas originally from Soufriere.
Ronnie  CharleryST. LUCIAdied in the UK
Roy “Samari”AlexanderST. LUCIAdied in the UK
Linda Pascal ST. LUCIAWas originally from Gros Islet
Peter CleryST. LUCIAWas originally from Gros Islet




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Creese ST. VINCENT THE GRENADINESMrs. Creese was born in St. Vincent and the Grenadines is the second educator at Northwestern High School and the third school employee to die from the novel coronavirus in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Creese, 73, was a Spanish teacher and planned to retire at the end of this semester. Creese grew up in poverty and was sent to live with relatives in Trinidad and Tobago. She later migrated to the US. She died on April 5 in Hyattsville. MD, USA.
caribbean-corona-virus-victim-dez-annDez-Ann RomainTRINIDAD AND TOBAGOWas 36 and a principal at Brooklyn Democracy Academy, a transfer school in Brownsville for students over 16 or without sufficient credits who are working toward a high school diploma. She was born on July 6, 1983, in Palo Seco Village, a tiny coastal town in Trinidad and Tobago. Friends said she had emigrated to New York as a teenager.
Gail Naidu Bell-BonnetteTRINIDAD AND TOBAGOWas born in Trinidad and was best known for organizing Caribbean cultural awareness campaigns and activities in the East Orange and Orange communities of New Jersey.
Trevor PierreTRINIDAD AND TOBAGOWas  a health and safety inspector and a former Petrotrin employee who migrated with his family in 1993. He previously lived in San Fernando.
Sieunarine RamnarineTRINIDAD AND TOBAGOWas born in Trinidad and Tobago and migrated to the US where he worked as an employee at DJ Ambulette Service in the Bronx, New York, which provided transportation services for nursing homes, adult daycare centres and hospitals. He developed stomach pains which he thought was not connected to the virus and later went to Bronx Lebanon Hospital. He passed away on Sunday, March 30, 2020 at 1 p.m.
KissoonNandramTRINIDAD AND TOBAGOWas born in Cunupia and was 57. He died on April 3, 2020. Relatives believe he became infected with the virus when he returned to work in New Jersey.
Winston O’NeilTRINIDAD AND TOBAGOHe was a San Juan resident who flew to New York to visit his wife in January 2020. He died in March 2020.
trinidad-immigrant-nurse-rosemary-coutou-figaroRosemaryCoutouTRINIDAD AND TOBAGOWas 52 and was a nurse in Brooklyn, NY who was originally from south Trinidad. She was employed at the Kings Brook Hospital in Brooklyn. Coutou-Figaro was admitted to hospital will flu-like symptoms in mid-March. She returned home and was readmitted after her condition worsened a week later. She developed pneumonia and a chest infection and died on April 9, 2020. She was the mother of 2.
Winford AtherleyTRINIDAD AND TOBAGOAtherley, 72, migrated to Brooklyn several years ago and recently retired from the New York Transit Authority where he worked as a technician. He said Atherley’s wife works as a healthcare provider so they were staying in separate areas of their house.
It is believed that his wife was exposed to the disease after she sat next to a church member who subsequently died from COVID-19. Atherley said, picked her up from church that day and they had dinner together. He was later He was unconscious on the floor. He was rushed to the hospital and hooked up to a ventilator but died on April 10, 2020.
DeniseWarrenTRINIDAD AND TOBAGOWas 48 and was originally from Beetham Gardens. She was admitted to a NYC hospital for a respiratory illness and tested positive for COVID-19 on March 22, 2020.
She died on Friday, April 3, 2020.
Junior ToussaintTRINIDAD AND TOBAGOWas 72 and grew up in Laventille, Trinidad.
Lincoln JosephTRINIDAD AND TOBAGOWas also known as “D General.” He was 78, emigrated to the United States 20 years ago and was originally from Valencia. Relatives said he showed no signs of COVID-19 but collapsed on March 30, 2020 and was taken to hospital. He tested positive for the virus and died on April 3,2020.
Joel HannaysTRINIDAD AND TOBAGOPassed away on April 6, 2020 in Manhattan, NY.
conrad-ifillConrad IfillTRINIDAD AND TOBAGOWas the owner of New York’s Conrad’s Famous Bakery in Brooklyn, NY. Ifill had quit his Computer Data Processing job on Wall Street to pursue his dream of opening a Trinidadian Bakery. He died on April 17, 2020.
martin-douglasMartin DouglasTRINIDAD AND TOBAGOWas a pan pioneer who set the tone for the steelband in New York. He was born in Trinidad on May 3, 1948, where he spent much of his childhood roaming local pan yards and listening to the steelpan. He died on March 31, 2020 in a Brooklyn hospital, less than a week after he was admitted with complications wrought by the virus. He was 71. After migrating to New York, worked, among other jobs, as a subway car inspector for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Douglas is survived by his wife, Jannette, and three children.