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PHILIP A UNIVERSAL FILIP

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PHILIP A UNIVERSAL FILIP

By EWALT AINSWORTH                  05 17 2012

It is now official:  Sir Paul Anthony, Guyana’s Culture Minister has flatly denied the formal request from the grieving Moore family and are reluctantly giving tacit support to “a big funeral” for fallen Guyanese philanthropist, psychologist and patriot/artist Dr Phillip Moore.

In a verbal statement on Friday, the Culture Minister sad that Philip’s cork duck and even though he empathises, his heroic and sterling contribution to global art, peace and prosperity does not necessarily qualify him Dr Moore for a state funeral.

The family, the joint opposition, Berbicians-en-masse, Guyanese in the Diaspora and citizens at-large are protesting electronically and verbally about the PPP’s decision to permit this noble citizen to depart without fanfare or overt participation.

Dr Moore will be buried on Tuesday in Auchlyne, a proverbial spit from the Port Mourant birth place of deceased PPP’s original leader, Dr Cheddie Jagan.

Both these two statesmen, even though in different chosen fields, were passionate about the plight of the right and the current PPP has made all that they both seemed to strive for, derelict and futile.

Elder Philip Moore may have withdrawn from public life in his later years but never withdrew or withheld his sterling self and contribution to the greater cause of humanity.  He died this week at age 90 surviving two of his five children and a whole succession of artists, sculptors, musicians, preachers, teachers, believers, heathens and gentiles alike.  Elder Philip was a fillip in his life and time both at home and abroad.

Elder Moore did not have a hateful bone in his body nor a tortuous muscle.  He did what he liked and did not look for earthly rewards.  He always worked with his hands and his mind was a barometer and informer.  He was self taught in a multiplicity of skills and talents and if we were to do a comparative study and attach a label, he was the dalai lama of the Corentyne, Berbice, Guyana the region and the world.               Continue reading