Joey Jagan denies diplomatic appointment but willing to serve if offered

Dr Joey Jagan (center) along with President David Granger and Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo.
Dr Joey Jagan
Dr Joey Jagan

[] – Dr Joey Jagan, on Monday, denied media reports that he had been tipped to replace Brentnol Evans as Guyana’s Consul General in New York.

iNews had reported at the weekend that Dr Jagan had already relocated to New York and has told his family about the new position.

However, the career Dentist has since denied those reports.

He claimed that he continues to live and work in Guyana and has had no official discussion with the government about any diplomatic post.

“I don’t know if it will be a reality later but so far nothing,” Dr. Jagan said.

Joey Jagan, the son of the late President, Dr. Cheddi Jagan, officially endorsed the APNU+AFC coalition during the election campaign and had distanced himself from the party his father founded – the People’s Progressive Party (PPP).

When asked on Monday whether he would accept a diplomatic post if offered, Dr. Jagan said he “would accept any appointment through which he can contribute to the further development of the country.”

“As a matter of fact I would serve in any capacity because I believe in the government… I don’t know if any position would be given to me but if it does and it is appropriate then I would,” he added.

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon told iNews last week that he was not aware of any diplomatic appointment apart from that of the new Ambassador to Venezuela.

He pointed out that the APNU+AFC government has already taken steps to replace its foreign representatives at Embassies and High Commissions across the world.

He said the government has already informed all Guyanese diplomats of their replacements so that systems can be put in place to usher in the new representatives before November.






  1. Brentnol may well be up for another diplomatic post. Although he served under the PPP, he provided a good service within the parameters of known constraints.
    Joey should be given an opportunity to serve wherever his skills can be utilized. He just has to monitor his temper with a view to controlling it under testing or trying circumstances. And he also has to recognize not everyone shares his view of his father. That’s politics rolls.

  2. I believe that Dr Joey Jagan will be a good Counsel-General of Guyana in New York. He knows the place well, and he knows quite a number of influencial New York-based Guyanese. While Mr Brentnol Evance did a ‘reasonable’ job, he has been there much, much too long.


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