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Finance Minister, AFC welcome debate on direct cash transfers of oil earnings to poor

Finance Minister, Winston Jordan prefers to cautiously approach the idea of conditional cash transfers from Guyana’s oil earnings to poor ordinary Guyanese, even as the Alliance For Change (AFC) backed the idea and promised to lobby its coalition partner to refine and take it on board. Welcoming the debate triggered by Distinguished Economics Professor, Clive Thomas’ call for the transfers, ...

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Contesting Local Govt Elections alone allows AFC to prove itself ahead of 2020 general polls- Raphael Trotman

Leader of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Raphael Trotman on Wednesday said his party would have to prove its value to A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) by contesting the upcoming Local Government Elections (LGE) alone. “I believe the AFC needs to prove itself to itself. I believe that it should prove itself to its partner; it’s only fair. We ...

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Charles Ramson slams Anil Nandlall over direct cash transfers of oil earnings to poor producing “parasites”

Another People’s Progressive Party (PPP) presidential candidate hopeful, Charles Ramson Jr. Wednesday morning openly disagreed with his party’s frontbencher, Anil Nandlall’s belief that cash transfers of oil revenues to the poor will culture parasites. “Regrettably, I therefore have to say I disagree entirely with the statement by Anil Nandlall about cash transfers creating parasites and his statement is his personal ...

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Direct cash transfers to very poor will create parasites- Nandlall, economists

Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) presidential candidate hopeful, Anil Nandlall and two Economists are opposed to direct cash transfers of some of Guyana’s oil revenues to very poor households. “What the data shows is that policies of this nature develop a degree of dependency that destroys the human initiative. It destroys families, it destroys communities. It creates not only a ...

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No Smoking at CPL games- Guyana’s Health Ministry

Guyana’s Ministry of Public Health on Tuesday said smoking of tobacco, e-cigarettes or any narcotics is prohibited at the Caribbean Premiere League (CPL) Games. “The Ministry of Public Health wishes to advise the general public that smoking of cigarettes, e- cigars or any narcotic substance will not be allowed  during the Caribbean Premiere League (CPL) cricket matches at the Guyana National ...

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President Granger “will inevitably and ultimately pay the price” by failing to hold press conferences – former PNC govt information czar

A former Minister of Information under the People’s National Congress administration has warned President David Granger that his failure to hold formal scheduled press conferences could see him being isolated from the wider Guyanese society. Nascimento, a former Cabinet member and Information Minister in the Forbes Burnham-led administration, in more direct words to President Granger warned him that it was ...

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APNU forces AFC to prove electoral strength ahead of general elections- David Hinds

Political Science Professor, David Hinds on Tuesday said A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) appeared to have forced the Alliance For Change (AFC) to prove its electoral strength on the ground after reportedly demanding a 40-percent allocation of candidates for the Local Government Elections. “In effect, the APNU got what it wanted—it forced the AFC to go out and prove ...

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Cash transfers of some oil earnings to the poor a good idea but must be linked to job creation, improved access to social goods, tax compliance- experts

A recommendation by Distinguished Economics Professor, Clive Thomas that cash from oil earnings should be transferred directly to poor Guyanese on certain conditions was Tuesday welcomed by two United States-based Guyanese experts.. Economics Professor, Tarron Khemraj  supported the idea of cash transfers but highlighted the need to make those funds work for people in the long-run. “While cash payment is ...

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US State Dept issues alert on Pegasus Hotel; says American govt employees moved out after fire

The United States (US) State Department Monday evening said a number of American government workers have moved out of the Pegasus Hotel following Sunday night’s fire in the kitchen. “Guyana Security Alert: There was a fire at the Pegasus Hotel in #Georgetown on August 5. Reports indicate some fire alarms did not sound and some fire doors were locked. As ...

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Russian alleged assault of Guyanese mine ranger heads to Cabinet; probe launched

The Guyana government is said to be gravely concerned about the alleged assault of a Guyanese gold concession ranger by a Russian and the matter could very well reach Cabinet, according to well-placed sources. Interior Divisional Police Commander, Superintendent Kevin Adonis confirmed receiving a report from Ranger, Ken Edwards alleging that he was performing duties last Friday at about 10 ...

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