First Lady of Guyana
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Her Excellency Arya Ali.jpg
Incumbent
Arya Ali

since August 2, 2020
ResidenceState House, Georgetown, Guyana
Inaugural holderDoreen Chung
FormationMarch 17, 1970

First Lady of Guyana is the title held by the wife of the president of Guyana. The current first lady of Guyana is Arya Ali, wife of President Irfaan Ali, who has served in the position since August 2020.

First ladies and gentlemen of Guyana

Name Term Begins Term Ends President of Guyana Notes
Doreen Chung[1] 17 March 1970 6 October 1980 Arthur Chung
Viola Burnham[2] 6 October 1980 6 August 1985 Forbes Burnham
Joyce Hoyte[3] 6 August 1985 9 October 1992 Desmond Hoyte
Janet Jagan 9 October 1992 6 March 1997 Cheddi Jagan Janet Jagan served as the 6th President of Guyana from 1997 to 1999
Yvonne Hinds 6 March 1997 19 December 1997 Sam Hinds
Widowed 19 December 1997 11 August 1999 Janet Jagan
Varshni Jagdeo 11 August 1999 2007 (Divorced)[4][5] Bharrat Jagdeo
Office vacant 2007 3 December 2011 Bharrat Jagdeo
Deolatchmee Ramotar 3 December 2011 16 May 2015 Donald Ramotar
Sandra Granger 16 May 2015 2 August 2020 David Granger
Arya Ali 2 August 2020 Present Irfaan Ali

♦ Viola Burnham later served as Vice President of Guyana and deputy prime minister from 1985 to 1991.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Former First Lady Doreen Chung dies". Kaieteur News. 2009-09-06. Retrieved 2012-08-09.
  2. ^ a b "Guyana's former first lady is dead". Caribbean Net News. 2003-10-11. Retrieved 2012-08-09.
  3. ^ "Joyce Hoyte passes away". Stabroek News. 2011-02-14. Retrieved 2012-08-09.
  4. ^ "President Jagdeo may soon become Guyana's most eligible bachelor". Caribbean Net News. 2007-04-14. Retrieved 2012-08-09.
  5. ^ "Marriage to Jagdeo never registered, Varshnie Singh says". Stabroek News. 2009-01-25. Retrieved 2012-08-09.