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Jagdeo and the PPP – Lifestyle and Politics – by Ralph Ramkarran


Ralph Ramkarran

Ralph Ramkarran

Posted on March 21, 2015 –  by

In an article for my blog, www.conversationtree.gy, published in SN last Sunday, I took issue with a statement by former President Jagdeo that implied that Cheddi and Janet Jagan lived in luxury. His argument that the Jagans lived such a lifestyle, comparable to his own at the time his house was built, was an attempt to justify his own Cadillac lifestyle, which over the past few years has come under severe scrutiny and criticism.

There were outraged responses by many people to Jagdeo’s statement, including from Clem Seecharran and, more indirectly, Peter Fraser, two distinguished Guyanese historians living and working in the UK. But the most telling came from Nadira Jagan-Brancier, the Jagan daughter, Dr. Tulsie Dyal Singh and Sadie Amin. Dr. Singh, who conferred with Dr Jagan about his medical condition just before he died and visited his home, said that his own family home in Palmyra on the Corentyne when he was growing up in the 1950s was of similar size to the Jagan home. Sadie Amin gave a description of the modest lifestyle and home of the Jagans, including its leaking roof.   Continue reading

APNU, AFC presidential candidates undergo public scrutiny

APNU, AFC presidential candidates undergo public scrutiny

November 16, 2011 – Demerara Waves

Merundoi-organised Presidential Forum

Alliance For Change (AFC) presidential candidate Khemraj Ramjattan says his party would rather remain in opposition than join another to create a parliamentary majority following the November 28 general and regional elections.

His comment was in response to a question from the audience at Wednesday’s Merundoi-organised Presidential Forum which was also attended by APNU’s David Granger.  PPP/C presidential candidate Donald Ramotar had declined an invitation to be part of  the forum.

“At this stage we will not join up, what we gonna do is remain in opposition. Whether my national executive makes a decision that is against that well fine, we can then, but we prefer to have at that stage … a government of national unity incorporating all parties,” Ramjattan stated.

The two candidates were given 10 minutes each to outline their messages to the scores of invitees who turned up at the Theatre Guild Playhouse and then fielded questions from moderator and media consultant Abraham Poole and the audience.      read more   ….and listen to the Podcast of this forum at this link

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