|Sandra Michelle Adams
Former Parliamentarian, Guyana
Sandra Adams was a Guyanese politician and former parliamentarian.
Early life and education
Born and raised in the mining town of Linden, Ms. Adams attended Mackenzie High School.
She was also the Principal Political Secretary and member of the Central Executive Committee of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) and also the Regional Chairman of the party’s Upper Demerara- Upper Berbice region. Adams served her country in the National Assembly as a Regional Member of Parliament from 1997 to 2006.
She also served as Deputy Director of the national Community Development Council, an arm of the Ministry of Communities.
Apart from her community work and political activism in the Upper Demerara-Upper Berbice region, she also worked as a former administrator of Duncan International Shipping and a supervisor of Voices of Praise International Radio, Brooklyn, New York.
Honours and awards
In May 2017, she was the recipient of a National Award — the Medal of Service — for her long and outstanding service in social and community affairs in the Upper Demerara-Upper Berbice region and as a parliamentarian.
Adams was the mother of Deron Montrose and Delroy Anthony. She was the younger sister of Minister within the Ministry of Communities, Valerie Patterson-Yearwood.
Sandra Adams died on 2 January 2018 at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) following heart related complications.