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WPA calls on coalition to include direct oil money transfers to poor people in election promises

The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) appeared set to intensify its agitation for direct transfers of oil money to the poor and needy to be included in the manifesto of the incumbent APNU+AFC coalition, but refused to say what would be its next move if its idea is not taken on board. Already, Finance Minister Winston Jordan and former Finance Minister, ...

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Carl Greenidge, WPA executive members clash on direct cash transfers from oil money

Former Foreign Minister Carl Greenidge has confirmed that the Guyana government does not favour direct cash transfers into the hands of ordinary Guyanese on the grounds that it will encourage unemployment, a position that was roundly rejected by Chairman of the Buxton First of August Movement (FAM-Buxton), Professor David Hinds. “I don’t know that one can give a definitive answer ...

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Scrap taxes instead of giving ‘oil money’ handouts – Investment Fund Manager

The idea of handing out ‘oil money’ to Guyanese continues to get low marks from experts such as Finance Minister Winston Jordan and Investment Fund Manager, David Pollard. Delivering a public interest lecture on the “Impact of Oil Revenues on Guyana” under the auspices of the Guyana Securities Council, Pollard made it clear that cash handouts would encourage laziness among ...

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New Public Service Minister intends to take WPA positions to Cabinet; getting oil cash transfers to poor a priority

Newly-appointed Public Service Minister, Tabitha Sarabo-Halley says she plans to take the positions of her party, the Working People’s Alliance (WPA), to Cabinet and among her priorities is cash-transfers from oil revenues to the working poor. She said, as WPA Chairperson, she would help to bridge the gap between her party and the coalition government of A Partnership for National ...

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