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GUYANA: Extraordinary People: Cheddi Jagan and Sonny Ramphal – By Ian McDonald

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Hardly a month or even a week went by in my working life without one or the other or both of these men appearing in the world’s headlines. It was exciting to play a small part in their big lives.

CHEDDI JAGAN

●    For everyone it was like a death in the family. Even those who opposed him all their lives felt the shock of a sort of bereavement. Not before was there ever, and not since will there ever be, such an overwhelming flow of publicly expressed mourning. On the day of Cheddi Jagan’s funeral, Georgetown, who never voted in a majority for him, came out to honour him.        Continue reading