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US revokes visas of two PPP parliamentarians, others

PPP Parliamentarian, Dharamkumar Seeraj

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) late Thursday night said the United States has revoked visitor visas from two of its parliamentarians and several other persons on fraud-related charges.

The two PPP legislators -Dharamkumar Seeraj and Nigel Dharamlall-, according to the PPP recently received letters from the Consular Section of the US embassy in Georgetown “informing them that their non-immigrant visas have been revoked.

“The letters further state  that the Consular Section is now in receipt of information which it did not have at the time that the visas were granted,” the PPP said in a statement. The PPP said Seeraj and Dharamlall have since asked the American embassy to provide the information that led to the revocation of their non-immigrant visas. “They have instructed their attorneys -at-law to write to the Consular Section of the said Embassy requesting the new information which it has received.” The PPP said it would pursue that matter as far as is possible.

PPP parliamentarian, Nigel Dharamlall.

The Opposition party said similar letters were received by the other persons who were slapped with what that party called “fabricated charges”  in relation to Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB).

The PPP suggested that the visas were revoked before the court determined whether they are innocent or guilty. “All the persons charged have pleaded not guilty to those charges and therefore, are presumed innocent until proven guilty.”

The others whose US visas have been revoked are former General Manager of the Guyana Oil Company, Jagnarine Singh; Badrie Persaud; Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Prema Roopnarine and PPP Organiser, Dhanlall Dhanraj.

They have all been accused of omitting from the general ledger of the Guyana Rice Development Board a total of GYD$362 million while they were board members of that entity between 2012 and 2015.

They are on GYD$500,000 bail each pending the hearing and determination of the case.


  • Second Coming

    These people were playing follow the leader. Revoke the leader’s visa.

    • Lancelot Brassington

      I take it you mean revoke the leader’s visa also and not revoke the leader’s visa instead.

      • rudeo

        so what does this mean?… opportunity to visit the evil empire?…..the land of corruption?…..modern day Sodom and Gomorrah?….wow! wonder how those 200 000+ will survive when their visas are revoked…..Trump is a real class act…..neutralize the PPP …..let Exxon take over…hurrah!….the good time is certainly coming…can’t wait for it

        • Maxx

          These cockroaches don’t need US visas they like so many others preach PPP/Indian and sell their souls to live in Canada and NY to enjoy the evil empire, so sorry they turned you down,

  • SYL

    AGREE! Literacy and common sense is a scarce intellectual asset. There are certain values in life that’s known as norms , and evaluated as. ” right”. “wrong” apparently is a liberal terminology and is determined by each individual,.. So that’s the course we’re on because even the judicial system sometimes are perplexed about it. Mankind and woman kind [ as per a professor in USA who disagrees with the term mankind ] has removed far from the bench mark of what is considered “right or wrong”.There is our problem , so the reason for acceptance of corrupt deals as a norm, and the likes.

  • rs dasai

    Ignore, please.