Statement From The Ministry Of Education, Youth, Sports, And Culture On The Passing of Jarvil Renold Dave Matthew

PR –  The Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture joins with family,  relatives, and friends of Jarvil Renold Dave Matthew in mourning his untimely death in  the Republic of Cuba. 

Mr. Matthew began studies leading to a Bachelor’s Degree in Stomatology/Dentistry in  September, 2019. He fell ill in December 2022 and succumbed to his illness in Cuba on  December 31, 2022. 

The Ministry recalls that in October 2014, Jarvil participated in a Certified Dental Auxiliary  Training Programme in Guyana for a period of two (2) years. He always demonstrated a  keen interest in learning, displayed a passion for dentistry that was rare and was a role  model for his fellow classmates.  

The Ministers, Permanent Secretaries and staff extend deepest condolences to Jarvil’s  immediate family, relatives, friends and the community of Woodford, St. John. 

The Ministry also expresses sincere thanks and appreciation to everyone who supported  Jarvil and his family during his period of illness. Special recognition is due to the:  

Ministry of Foreign Affairs  

Embassy of the Republic of Cuba in Grenada  

Medical team in Cuba  

Ambassador and staff at Grenada’s Mission in Cuba, and  

Grenadian students and those of other nationalities in Cuba. 

The Ministry is deeply saddened by the outcome and prays that Jarvil’s family and  relatives will find all the strength and grace needed to cope and manage in this difficult  time. May his soul rest in perpetual peace.