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Joey Jagan

Updated: 2017-07-21T02:55Z
Joey Jagan
Personal details
BornCheddi Jagan Jr.
Political partyPeople's Progressive Party
Other political
ChildrenCheddi Jagan III
OccupationDentist, politician

Cheddi 'Joey' Jagan Jr. is a dentist and a politician in Guyana.[1]

Early life and family

Dr. Jagan is the son of two past Guyanese Presidents, Dr. Cheddi Jagan and Janet Jagan. His father was an Indo-Guyanese Hindu whose parents came from India to work the plantations of Guyana.[2] His mother was a Jewish American from Chicago who was of Hungarian and Romanian descent.[3] He has a sister, Nadira Jagan-Brancier.[3]

Education and career

Political activity

In politics, he is the co-founder of the Unity Party of Guyana, a pro-capitalist party seeking to bring more foreign investment to Guyana (which made him an opposite to his parents who were Socialists)

In 2006, Dr. Jagan, joined with Peter Ramsaroop, Paul Hardy and Rupert Roopnarine to form the Guyana Third Force. In 2011, Dr. Jagan returned to the party of his father, the People's Progressive Party (PPP), having previously been a leading critic of it,[1] along with Ramsaroop, the leader of Vision Guyana (a political/social organization in Guyana).

Personal life

Jagan's son is Cheddi Jagan III, also a member of the PPP.[1]


  1. ^ a b c KNEWS (25 October 2011). "Joey Jagan returns to PPP/C fold". Kaieteur News. Retrieved 11 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "The Jewish Roots of Former President of Guyana Janet Rosenberg Jagan". Retrieved 2007-07-18. 
  3. ^ a b "An Appreciation of Dr. Cheddi Jagan". Indo Caribbean World. 12 March 1997. Retrieved 11 June 2015. 

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