Cheddi Jagan commemorative stamp unveiled – available for sale nationwide from May 3

A commemorative stamp in honour of the 100th birth anniversary of late and former President Dr. Cheddi Jagan was unveiled by the Guyana Post Office Corporation (GPOC) on Wednesday 2 May, 2018 at the Ministry of the Presidency. In attendance were several members of the Jagan family, Directors and staff of the Cheddi Jagan Research Center (CJRC).

Director of the CJRC, Hydar Alli described the stamp as a fitting tribute to the late party and national leader, “a man who dedicated his entire life to a peaceful, progressive and democratic Guyana”.

The stamp was produced and designed by the Inter-Governmental Philatelic Corporation (IGPC), located in New Jersey, USA.

Chairman of the GPOC’s Bard of Directors, Rev. Dr. Raphael Massiah described Dr. Jagan as one of the founders of the Guyanese nation and he characterised the launch as a sign of hope that the true aspirations of the late leader could be realised.

Cheddi Bharat Jagan was born on March 22, 1918, at Plantation Port Mourant, British Guiana, and he left this earth on March 6, 1997. He was first elected Chief Minister of BG in 1953 and later served as Premier from 1961 to 1964. In 1992 he became the President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana.