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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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Jagdeo accuses Granger of “double standards” on education, jobs, employment

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday backed President David Granger’s Emancipation call for entrepreneurship, self-sufficiency and education, but took umbrage at the Guyanese leader’s admonition that they should be ashamed if they do not work. “This is the duplicity, the double-standard. Government is just borrowing, taxing all of that- the same ordinary people and so I agree with urging people ...

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Granger defends appointment of Environmental Economist to head Energy Department

President David Granger on Thursday defended the appointment of Dr. Mark Bynoe, an environmental economist, to head the Department of Energy which would, among other things, decide on granting oil concessions and licences. While conceding that Bynoe was not experienced in the oil and gas sector, the President said the head of the new body would be responsible for mobilising ...

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Generous bursaries awarded to employees’ children of Sterling Products Ltd.

The morning of Thursday August 2, 2018 was overcast, but it was a particularly bright day for several Sterling Products Ltd. employees whose children got generous bursaries from the company to lessen their parents’ back-to-school expenses in the new school year. At the brief presentation ceremony at the company’s headquarters, Human Resources Officer, Ms. Yvette Fiedtkou underscored Sterling Products’ firm ...

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