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BIO DATA: MOSES V. NAGAMOOTOO

 

Current Designation:

Vice-Chairman, AFC

Attorney-at-Law

Justice of the Peace

Commissioner of Oaths to Affidavits

 

Career:

Teacher :                                               1964-1970

Journalist:                                             1970-1992

Government Minister:                      1992-2000

Member of Parliament:                      1992-2015

 

Positions Held:

(a) Government:

Member of Cabinet (under four Presidents of Guyana)

Senior Minister of Information: 1992-2001

Senior Minister of Local Government & Regional Development with responsibilities for Information & Amerindian Affairs: 1995-1996

(b) Parliament:

Member of Parliamentary Select Committee on Constitutional Reform: 1996-2001

Chairman, Oversight Committee on Constitutional Reform: 1999-2001

(c) Journalism:

General Secretary, Union of Guyanese Journalists (1970-1992)

Executive, Caribbean Association of Media Workers (1986-1992)

Executive, Federation of Latin American Journalists

Vice-President, International Organisation of Journalists

(d) Politics:

Member, Central/Executive Committee of People’s Progressive Party (PPP): 1976-2005

Joined Progressive Youth Organisation (PYO) 23/09/1964 & PPP on 3/10/64.

 

Publications:

Novel:                    Hendree’s Cure, Peepal Tree Press, UK

(2001 Nominee Guyana Literature  Prize)

Poetry:                   Anthology of Revolutionary Poems

 

Manuscripts:

  • Caribbean Perspective of Suriname’s 1980 Coup
  • Origins of Mass-Based Parties in the Caribbean
  • Grenada: Revolutionary Legality
  • NAFTA – Implications for the Caribbean

 

Booklets:

  • Three Trials of Arnold Rampersaud
  • Towards a Peaceful Solution – the Guyana-Venezuela Border Issue
  • Fraud: Synopsis of Guyana’s 1980 Rigged Elections
  • The State of the Free Press in Guyana (with Cheddi Jagan)
  • Race, Class and Nationhood (with Cheddi Jagan)
  • Party Paramountcy over the Guyana Media
  • Portrait of a People’s President: Cheddi Jagan (1918-1997)
  • The Political Situation and the Way Forward in Guyana (1997)

 

Personal:

Born: November 30, 1947

Married to Sita Nagamootoo, B.Ed., Dip.Ed. (Educationist) on 23rd May, 1971.

Four children; five grandsons

Education:

  • Accabre College of Social Sciences
  • Venezuelan Spanish Language Institute
  • University of Guyana
  • Hugh Wooding Law School, University of the West Indies.