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In the News (Wed 24 Apr 19)

  
  The My Hero Project - Janet Jagan
Janet Jagan immediately became involved in the Guyanan labor movement, and in 1946, helped to found the Women's Political and Economic Organization (W.P.O.) and the Political Affairs Committee (P.A.C.), and began editing the P.A.C. bulletin.
During her time in office, Jagan was an outspoken advocate for the full emancipation of women in Latin America, including equal education, equal housing opportunities, equal pay for equal work and free maternity leave.
Janet Jagan was the first female president of Guyana and dedicated her life to building the independence of a nation.
myhero.com /myhero/hero.asp?hero=j_jagan   (1385 words)

  
 Princeton - News - President of Guyana to Speak on New and Restored Democracies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Chicago-born Janet Jagan was elected president of Guyana on December 15, 1997, becoming the first woman to lead the South American nation and one of only four women heads of state in the world today.
Janet Jagan served as the PPP's general secretary from 1950 to 1970 and was the first editor of Thunder, the party's official publication.
Jagan's lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the University's Center of International Studies.
www.princeton.edu /~compub/news/98/q3/0910-jagan.html   (379 words)

  
 Another hit- from Guyana: Land of Six Peoples
Jagan pointed out that not too many women walk the corridors of power and she advised women to assert themselves whether it may be in the home or work place or community.
Jagan urged listeners "to fight for the maintenance of democracy in their respective homelands and to be advocates for peace".
Janet Jagan described her experience in Guyana's politics as "riddled with blows", referring to her struggle to empower Guyanese and the attacks she has suffered from opposition figure in Guyana's politics.
www.landofsixpeoples.com /news/nc005122.htm   (654 words)

  
 Fan The Flame by Leonard Tim Hector   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
That the Jagans were and are an amazing couple, living symbols of undying love, a love made deeper by their undying commitment to social justice makes them a model in an age riven with strife, of which they themselves have seen more than enough, and have themselves been victims.
Jagan was by far and away one of the most significant individuals, and equally by far and away one of the most amazing political figures, not just in the history of the Caribbean, but in the world.
Jagan knew too, what it was, to leave secondary school in 1935 with all the requisite qualifications, and not be able to get a simple civil service job, which was his due by merit, because he was Indian.
www.candw.ag /~jardinea/ffhtm/ff970311.htm   (2950 words)

  
 Janet Jagan - Thunder in Guyana
At 23, Janet Rosenberg, a beautiful nursing student born and raised in Chicago, fell in love with a handsome dental student from a country no one in her family had even heard of.
Dashing Cheddi Jagan, born in the former British colony of Guyana on South America's northern coast, was the son of East Indian Guyanese indentured sugar plantation workers.
Janet’s election was reported on the local news in Chicago and the newscaster said she lived in the tiny African nation of Guyana!
www.walterlippmann.com /docs077.html   (2565 words)

  
 Indentureship Indian Heritage Month   May 05
It is a fascinating account of the life and struggles of former Guyana President Janet Jagan who left the comforts of her native Chicago to, with her husband Cheddi Jagan, lead the struggle for freedom in Guyana.
At 23, Janet Rosenberg, a beautiful nursing student born and raised in Chicago, fell in love with Cheddi Jagan, a handsome dental student from a country no one in her family had even heard of.
Both Janet and Cheddi were involved in radical politics, and when they married in 1943, it was against the strenuous objections of her Jewish and his Hindu parents.
indentureshipindia.envy.nu /MrsJagan_Guyana.htm   (1049 words)

  
 History of Guyana
Elections were permitted again in 1957 and 1961, and Cheddi Jagan's PPP ticket won on both occasions, with 48% of the vote in 1957 and 43% in 1961.
Cheddi Jagan was elected and sworn in as president on October 9, 1992.
President Jagan's widow, Janet Jagan, was elected president in December 1997.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/gu/Guyana___History.html   (789 words)

  
 Balram Singh Rai
Jagan injected “race” into the election by attacking the delegates who supported Rai for doing so on “racial” ground, and then, proceeded to advise his followers to vote “not according to race but according to their opinion of who was better qualified” to serve in that position.
Jagan, who we regard as a pioneer and an outstanding contributor to our political development, can play a meaningful role in helping us appreciate that experience, particularly as she herself continues to be a part of that historic legacy, Please allow me to comment on some of the broader issues she raised.
Jagan bemoans the fact that as Minister of Home Affairs she was helpless in effectuating meaningful changes in the police force and had to rely on alternative methods of accessing information regarding the PNC's attempt to destabilise Dr. Jagan's government (the X-13 plan, et al).
caribbeanhindu.net /Rai.htm   (9691 words)

  
 Journal of Latin American Anthropology - Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
It was the first time in the 53 years since Janet Jagan had moved to her adopted homeland that any member of her family in the United States had visited her.
The sympathetic airing of Janet Jagan’s story by Wasserman, the daughter of a first cousin who was clearly enthralled with her life, is rooted in the personal and the familial.
Janet Jagan’s life is defined by its struggle for freedom against all barriers to human dignity: those of coloniality, race, class, culture, gender, etc. She sacrificed much in her quest, relinquishing her American Citizenship in 1947 and being declared persona non grata by the United States Government in the fifties and sixties.
www.fiu.edu /~jlaa/0902film1.htm   (1504 words)

  
 From Chicago to Guyana: Janet Rosenberg Jagan takes over as president Progressive, The - Find Articles
Janet Rosenberg's interest in Guyana began in 1942, when she was a nursing student at Chicago's Cook County Hospital.
Janet became the general secretary of the People's Progressive Party, edited the party's newspaper, and was the first woman elected to the Georgetown City Council in 1950.
Janet was elected to parliament and became the legislature's deputy speaker, the first woman in that post.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1295/is_n2_v62/ai_21280699   (835 words)

  
 Guyana - The Development of Political Parties
Jagan returned to British Guiana in October 1943 and was soon joined by his American wife, the former Janet Rosenberg, who was to play a significant role in her new country's political development.
Jagan's tenure was brief, as he clashed repeatedly with the more moderate union leadership over policy issues.
Jagan became the leader of the PPP's parliamentary group, and Burnham assumed the responsibilities of party chairman.
countrystudies.us /guyana/11.htm   (970 words)

  
 Janet Jagan not running for office in Guyana for first time in 60 years - JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Chicago-born Janet Jagan, 85, has lived in the country since 1943 and was elected president in December 1997, succeeding her husband, Cheddi Jagan, who died earlier that year.
Jagan, a veteran parliamentarian, was the first white president in a country where politics were polarised between the majority Guyanese of Indian descent - the backbone of her ruling party - and Afro-Guyanese, supporters of the opposition People's National Congress.
Jagan resigned from the presidency in 1999 for health reasons, but continues to be an influential figure in Guyanese politics.
www.jamaicaobserver.com /news/html/20060730T000000-0500_110122_OBS_JANET_JAGAN_NOT_RUNNING_FOR_OFFICE_IN_GUYANA_FOR_FIRST_TIME_IN____YEARS.asp   (320 words)

  
 Independent Lens . THUNDER IN GUYANA . Janet Jagan | PBS
Janet Rosenberg was born in Chicago, Illinois, on October 20, 1920.
When bombs were planted at PPP headquarters, Cheddi and Janet decided to send their daughter Nadira to live in the United States, and Janet was forced to keep a low profile.
Janet continued her political work, editing the PPP-backed newspaper the Mirror and writing several children’s books about Guyana’s struggle for independence, and was elected opposition member of Parliament in 1973, 1980 and 1985.
www.pbs.org /independentlens/thunderinguyana/janet.html   (692 words)

  
 Special Feature By David Hinds
Janet Jagan's article in the Mirror of October 12 entitled "No Power Sharing" is yet another shocking revelation of the political mindset that keeps Guyana tethering on the brink of being a failed state.
Jagan could not be accusing Moses Nagamootoo and the late Dr. Cheddie Jagan as being associated with the PNC government.
Jagan either forgets or is pretending not to know that the PPP government and party include more people who were associated with the PNC government than could be found in the group proposing power sharing.
www.guyanacaribbeanpolitics.com /commentary/hinds_101803.html   (739 words)

  
 Guyana (09/06)
Jagan died on March 6, 1997, and was succeeded by Samuel A. Hinds, whom he had appointed Prime Minister.
In national elections on December 15, 1997, Janet Jagan was elected President, and her PPP party won a 55% majority of seats in Parliament.
Jagan is a founding member of the PPP and was very active in party politics.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/1984.htm   (4130 words)

  
 YORK UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELEASE
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Janet Jagan attended the University of Detroit and the Cook County School of Nursing.
Jagan served in a variety of portfolios including Deputy Speaker and Minister of Labour, Health and Housing prior to Guyana gaining its independence from Britain in 1966.
Jagan was jailed for six months in 1955 following the suspension of the Constitution and the ouster of the PPP Government by the British.
www.yorku.ca /mediar/releases_1996_2000/archive/032499-2.htm   (496 words)

  
 Marina Budhos, Author - Letter from Guyana
Last March, when the body of Cheddi Jagan, former President of Guyana, lay in state near the tiny village where he was born, the crowds of villagers and sugar workers streaming past to catch a last glimpse of their leader were so enormous that the cremation ceremony had to be postponed.
Jagan's victory was as much a homage to a political legacy, as it is an expression of nervous uncertainty about who will shape the country's destiny.
Jagan's government was destabilized, and Burnham was voted into power in 1964; for the next 28 years, the PNC would rule through rigged elections.
www.marinabudhos.com /Guyana_Marina_Budhos.html   (4852 words)

  
 Editorials/Opinion Story: Lifetime partner picks up the torch - December 15th,1997-
Twelve days after her husband's death, MP Janet Jagan was sworn in as Guyana's first female prime minister, after the person who held that position ascended to the presidency.
During a two-year period of house arrest, Janet was prevented from going to the U.S. to be with her father as he died of cancer.
Janet served as minister of labour, health and housing during the first term and briefly as minister of home affairs in the second term.
www.guyana.org /features/jagan.html   (1077 words)

  
 Press statement issued after the meeting between Mrs. Janet Jagan (PPP/Civic) and Mr. Hugh Desmond Hoyte (PNC)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Jagan replied that Dr. Luncheon was speaking about equality in terms of government and opposition and was not speaking in personal terms.
Jagan as representative of the PPP/Civic where they would both address the issue and if a statement was made by Dr. Luncheon which was acceptable to Mr.
Jagan as representative of the PPP/Civic and Mr.
www.caricom.org /jsp/pressreleases/pres13_99.htm   (573 words)

  
 In Radical Matrimony
It begins in 1943, when Janet Rosenberg, a pretty Jewish girl from Chicago, immigrates to the land of her new husband, Cheddi Jagan, the son of East Indian sugar workers in what was then the colony of British Guiana.
Guyana's story, like Jagan's, is familiar yet fantastic, at once a typical postcolonial ordeal of independence and creolization, and a grotesque hyperbole of these things, punctuated by crises--race riots, rigged elections, political paranoia--that make our 2000 election woes feel like, well, a blip on the radar.
Considering the grand scale of her subject, first-time filmmaker Wasserman--a cousin of Janet Jagan's and associate director of the CUNY Graduate Center's Gotham Center for New York City History--had her work cut out for her.
www.thenation.com /doc/20050307/dreisinger   (899 words)

  
 Former American woman may lead Guyana - Minnesota Daily
As fiercely protective of her husband's legacy as she was of him, Jagan calls it a duty and a labor of love to further her husband's political accomplishments.
Janet Jagan endured three years of house arrest and five months in jail with her husband in the 1950s, when he first won an election in this Caribbean country, the only English-speaking nation in South America.
Jagan has been a citizen of Guyana since its independence in 1966, after the United States stripped her of citizenship for voting in local elections in 1947.
www.mndaily.com /articles/1997/04/01/4066   (703 words)

  
 The Nation Newspaper | Remarkable Janet at 86
Jagan, who was born in America, has made outstanding contributions to significantly shape the social and political environment of Guyana.
Guyana is the CARICOM state that has been her adopted homeland since arriving from her hometown in Chicago 62 years ago as wife of the late Cheddi Jagan, a veritable household name in Caribbean politics.
A mother of two, a son and daughter, and grandmother of five, Jagan has produced an anthology of Guyanese children's books and is editing for publication soon a book on the writings of the famous Guyanese dancer and performing artist, Helen Taitt.
www.nationnews.com /story/287657702922700.php   (559 words)

  
 Keeping the Natives At Bay
For over 50 years, Janet Jagan has been anti-Indian and anti-feminist in that she prevented any Indian woman from challenging her position as "the Indian’s woman representative" within Guyana’s political establishment.
While it is true that her husband ran the PPP and so indirectly controlled the WPO, nevertheless, it cannot be said that Janet Jagan was powerless in either of these two organizations.
Jagan could have stepped down or pave the way for other women and men to take leadership, but instead both she and late husband held on to their positions of power at the expense of many well-meaning individuals who wanted to improve conditions for their race and gender.
www.saxakali.com /Saxakali-Publications/moses2.htm   (1156 words)

  
 GINA | GOVERNMENT INFORMATION AGENCY | GUYANA
Jagan was born on March 22, 1918 on the sugar plantation of Port Mourant, Berbice.
Jagan was sworn in as President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana after successfully leading the PPP/C to victory at the Polls.
Janet Jagan became the first female president of Guyana on December 19, 1997.
www.gina.gov.gy /natprofile/formerpresidents.html   (2294 words)

  
 Caribbean Guyana Institute For Democracy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Janet Jagan, a US-born Caucasian who is the de facto leader of the PPP and former President of the Republic, whose 1997 election was nullified by the Guyanese Supreme Court, claimed that Khan was kidnapped.
Jagan wrote in the PPP's publication "The Mirror" that the government of Surinam should have informed their Guyanese counterparts of their plan to deport Khan.
Jagan's comments as "fantasy babble" and said that anyone who assumes Khan would have been charged with a crime in Guyana is delusional.
www.guyanainstitute.com /july24b.html   (1098 words)

  
 Executive Presidents of Guyana
Cheddi Bharat Jagan was born on March 22, 1918 on the sugar plantation of Port Mourant, Berbice, in British Guiana where his father was as a foreman of a work crew.
Jagan then resigned from the office of President on August 11, 1999 and the now Prime Minister Jagdeo succeeded her as the Constitution required.
Janet Jagan was born on October 20, 1920 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
www.silvertorch.com /arts/guy_pres.htm   (2355 words)

  
 CNN - Widow of Guyanese leader favored to win election - December 14, 1997
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CNN) -- Janet Jagan, who became interim leader of Guyana after her husband, President Cheddi Jagan, died in March, is favored in most polls to defeat former President Desmond Hoyte in elections on Monday.
While Cheddi Jagan helped lead Guyana to independence, Hoyte's party ruled from a pre-independence election in 1964 until Jagan was elected in 1992 in the country's first democratic vote.
Over the years Janet Jagan was regarded as a Marxist, but she has mellowed.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/9712/14/guyana.elex   (762 words)

  
 thunder in guyana
Janet Rosenberg was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois.
Born in the tiny colony of British Guiana (Guyana after 1966),on South America’s northern coast, Cheddi Jagan was the son of East Indian immigrant indentured sugar plantation workers.
In the first free and fair elections in almost three decades, Cheddi Jagan was sworn in as President of Guyana in 1992.
www.guyanafilm.org /synopsis_alt.htm   (463 words)

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