Saturday, March 28, 2009


The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has the sad duty to inform the public that Mrs. Janet Jagan, O.E., one of the founding members of the Party passed away on the morning of March 28. She was age 88.

Mrs. Jagan was in the leadership of the Party from the very beginning and served on the Central and Executive Committees until her death. She was also the General Secretary of the PPP from 1950-1970 and was succeeded by the late Dr. Cheddi Jagan.

For many years she edited the mirror newspapers particularly through the difficult 70’s and 80’s period. She was also the editor of the Thunder at the time of her death.

Mrs. Jagan made a tremendous contribution to our Party and served the nation in several capacities, including being the first woman Town Councillor, first woman Deputy Speaker and among the first women in Parliament. She also served as Minister of Labour, Health and Housing and Minister of Home Affairs. She served as Prime Minister and President of the Republic.

We are awaiting the arrival of her daughter Nadira Jagan-Brancier who is expected in the country shortly.

The Central Committee of the PPP will be meeting this morning and will keep the public informed on all arrangements.

March 28, 2009.

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