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Jagdeo – Kissoon Libel Trial Reports

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Jagdeo-Kissoon libel case hits election campaign trail   (Saturday September 24, 2011)

The Bharrat Jagdeo-Freddie Kissoon libel case is hitting the 2011 campaign trail of the Alliance For Change (AFC) and A Partnership for National Unity (APNU).

The AFC is accusing the incumbent Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) of using the trial to preserve ethnic votes and APNU is blaming the government for putting the Foreign Service in tatters during the past 19 years.    more

Afro-Guyanese are mostly public servants but no Appellate Tribunal– Luncheon   (Friday September 23, 2011)

Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Roger Luncheon on Friday acknowledged that the majority of public servants are African Guyanese but at the same time he said the Public Service Appellate Tribunal has not been appointed for several years now.  more

Kissoon’s article doesn’t change Luncheon’s view on Jagdeo     (Thursday September 22, 2011)

Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Roger Luncheon, the chief witness in the GUY$10 million libel case brought by President Bharrat Jagdeo against Kaieteur News newspaper on Thursday said the article in question did

Recap of the ‘evidence’ – by the Kissoon defense team

Recap of the ‘evidence’ – by the Kissoon defense team in the Jagdeo vs Kissoon Libel Case

Here is a recap of the ‘evidence’ presented so far by the Kissoon defense team in the libel case brought by President Bharrat Jagan against Frederick Kissoon, a columnist at Kaieteur News.

President Jagdeo claims that the accusations of discrimination by him and his government against Afro-Guyanese were incorrect and libelous. The defense submitted a UNHR Report by Gay McDougall as an analysis that backed up Kissoon’s claims. They also listed a number of “facts” – (see list below).  Continue reading

UN Minorities report accepted as evidence in Jagdeo-Kissoon libel case

UN Minorities report accepted as evidence in Jagdeo-Kissoon libel case |
Written by Denis Scott Chabrol –  Demerara Waves
Tuesday, 30 August 2011 17:39
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    Dr. Luncheon leaving the High Court recently. >>>>

A High Court judge on Tuesday admitted into evidence a copy of a United Nations report on the status of minorities in Guyana that was rejected by the Guyana government.

The report, painting a poor condition of African Guyanese, was tendered by the defence in a libel case brought by President Bharrat Jagdeo against Kaieteur News newspaper columnist, Freddie Kissoon, newspaper editor, Adam Harris and publisher, Glen Lall.

Jagdeo believes that he was libeled by Kissoon characterizing him as an ideological racist in a June 28, 2010 article titled ‘King Kong sent his goons to disrupt the Conference’. Kissoon was alluding to the near-break up of the annual historical conference at the National Library by persons who had heckled pro-government sentiments when he was about to deliver his presentation.  Continue reading