Jagdeo was pro-mining in New River, says Luncheon

- at odds with Singh’s recall of veto

Head of the Presidential Secretariat and Cabinet Secretary Dr Roger Luncheon said on Wednesday that there had been division between former President of Guyana Bharrat Jagdeo and some members of the cabinet during his 2006-2011 term on account of him favouring exploration and mining activity in the New River Triangle.

However, former Chief of Staff, Major General (rtd) Joseph Singh recalled in a letter published in Stabroek News on Friday that as president Jagdeo had vetoed any natural resource extractive industries in the New River Triangle.

Luncheon made his disclosure during an impromptu interview at the end of his  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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