National Assembly Speeches by Mrs. Janet Jagan
Compiled in chronological order, these volumes contain Mrs. Jagan’s speeches made in Legislative Assembly/Parliament during her long career there. Unfortunately it is not a complete set of speeches since there are still some years missing.
Volume I contains the National Assembly Speeches made between September 1957 and June 1964 while Mrs. Jagan was in the Legislative Council 1957-1961 and in the Senate 1963-1964. Amoungst the many items discussed are:
Continuance of the Rent Restriction Ordinance
Housing Retrenchment of Workers
The Workers' Compensation (Amendment) Bill
The Shops (Consolidation) Bill
The Amerindian (Amendment) Bill
A Motion on the Boycoott of Trade with South Africa
Volume II contains the National Assembly Speeches made between November 1976 and February 1998. Amoungst the many items discussed are:
An Increase in Old Age Pensions
The Working Conditions of Domestic Workers
The Thallium Sulphate Contimination Issue
The Conditions at Georgetown Hospital
Pure Water Supply Problems
The 50th Anniversary of the United Nations
These speeches reflect her consummate attention to events that developed during the important periods in Guyana, the Caribbean region and the world.
Mrs. Jagan’s speeches illustrate her humanism, her dedication to the working people, the poor and the powerless. She spoke as an Internationalist, joining her and Guyana’s voice in the struggle for national liberation, independence and development. During the Cold War years, she argued for peaceful co-existence and non-alignment.
The collection was published by the Caribbean Press, and edited by Professor David Dabydeen and Lynne Macedo.