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Kissoon details why he called former President ‘ideological racist’

Kissoon details why he called former President ‘ideological racist’


With the Bharrat Jadgeo libel case making its first call for the year, defendant, and Kaieteur News columnist Frederick Kissoon yesterday (January 25, 2013),  returned to the witness box for the continuation of his evidence-in-chief before presiding Judge Brassington Reynolds at the Supreme Court. Kissoon, and National Media and Publishing Company, publisher of Kaieteur News, and Editor-in-Chief Harris, are being sued for over $10M, by the former head of state who is claiming libel in one of Kissoon’s daily columns published in 2010.


Frederick Kissoon

Under the direction of Attorney-at-law Nigel Hughes who is partnered with Attorney Christopher Ram, Kissoon started to explain how he came to term the former President an “ideological racist.”

With investigative research materials which have already been provided to the court, Kissoon said he has based his conclusions on his findings.

The columnist and former University of Guyana lecturer stated that from 1978, when he commenced research on Guyana’s political economy, it was revealed that there were two major ethnic communities, distinct in spheres and existence. He said they were the Afro-Guyanese and the Indo-Guyanese who were manifestly different in culture, religion, politics and economy.

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Day 3- Jagdeo vs Kisssoon Libel Case… Jagdeo’s “Forget the Past” comments tested

Day 3- Jagdeo vs Kisssoon Libel Case…

Jagdeo’s “Forget the Past” comments to Afro and Indo-Guyanese tested in High Court

1. Different speech to racial groups
2.  Access to TV  
3. Judicial Appointments
4. Critchlow Labour college.
5. UN Report on Minority  Rights.


By Dennis Scott Chabrol – Demerara Waves

Monday, August 29, 2011

President Bharrat Jagdeo‟s remarks to two different audiences- one predominantly of African Guyanese and the other of Indo-Guyanese- were tested in a High Court libel case he filed against a newspaper columnist and its publisher.

Jagdeo filed the case against newspaper columnist and academic, Freddie Kissoon, Kaieteur News Editor Adam Harris and the newspaper‟s publisher, Glen Lall, claiming more than GUY$10 million in damages. Jagdeo believes that he was libeled in a Kissoon article titled , “King Kong sent his goons to disrupt the Conference‟, which refers to the Guyanese leader as an ideological racist.  Continue reading