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GUYANA | Asset Recovery serves papers on Bharrat Jagdeo

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana, March 7, 2019 - State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA), have served papers on Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo aimed at recovering his seaside property at Goedverwagting (Pradoville 2 Housing Scheme), East Coast Demerara.

Jagdeo, on Thursday confirmed that High Court Marshals served him with court papers on behalf SARA and his lawyers plan to respond. “I received it. My lawyers are dealing with it,” he told a news conference. The Marshals caught up with Jagdeo at the Opposition Leader’s Office on Church Street, Georgetown.

“I didn’t even look at it. I heard it came and I told the guys to send it over to the lawyers,” he said. Jagdeo declined to give an estimated value of his property located at Goedverwagting, East Coast Demerara. He and then senior government officials and ministers have also been sold land there and built posh houses

The Opposition Leader said he did not read the SARA court papers that went through an agency that is being run by several “geriatrics”. Pressed on the value of his property and the basis for rejecting any likely offer to pay for the property, Jagdeo attacked Prime News reporter’s, Nazima Raghubir, question saying it was a “stupid question” and “I don’t have time for silly question”.

He called SARA’s move a “silly adventure” that is politically motivated.

While President of Guyana from 1999 to 2011, Jagdeo had frequently attacked media houses and journalists that had asked him searching questions, calling them “opposition media” and “vultures”.

He had also banned government advertisements from the privately-owned Stabroek News newspaper, and restoration had been done only after Guyana Times newspaper owned by his friend, Dr. Ranjisinghi ‘Bobby’ Ramroop began publishing. The privately-owned CNS-TV6 and HBTV Channel 9 had been also taken off the air during Jagdeo’s presidency.

Meanwhile, the Opposition Leader threatened that if his People’s Progressive Party (PPP) returns to office, it would go after incumbent politicians who have allegedly squandered or misappropriated public funds for their personal interest. He said measures would include civil recovery actions and deductions from pensions.

“There is a whole slew of things that are going to come,” he said.

  • Countries: Guyana

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