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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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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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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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Update: Fire at Pegasus Hotel Guyana raises concerns about no alarm, locked exits- fire officer, guests

In the wake of Sunday night’s fire at the Guyana Pegasus Hotel, guests have raised concerns that no alarm was sounded to alert guests and patrons to evacuate the building. Chief Fire Prevention Officer of the Guyana Fire Service, Andrew Holder confirmed claims by several guests that the fire exits were locked at the time of the fire. Holder said ...

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Some oil money should be given directly to poor Guyanese- Economics Professor; oil and gas advocate cautions against political manipulation

Internationally renowned Guyanese Economics Professor, Clive Thomas on Sunday recommended that poor Guyanese households receive conditional yearly cash transfers from oil revenues, but an executive member of the Guyana Oil and Gas Association (GOGA) is cautioning that such a formula can be used as a political football. Addressing a forum organised by The Buxton First of August Movement on the ...

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Guyana taps into women’s knowledge in forest management to combat climate change

Women’s experiences in forest management are being harnessed to help reduce the emission of greenhouse gases that cause climate change events such as droughts, floods and storms. The Ministry of Natural Resources Project Execution Unit (PEU) of the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) Project, in collaboration with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), on Friday began a series of workshops across ...

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