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Aircraft for GDF arrive from Brazil

Last Updated on Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 23:07 by Denis Chabrol Two of the four aircraft that the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) has purchased arrived late Wednesday at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), according to well-placed sources. The decades-old Britten-Norman Islander planes were flown from neighbouring Brazil, ending speculation in some quarters that the deal had ran into some ...

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Guyana on high alert for foot and mouth disease

Last Updated on Thursday, 9 August 2018, 13:08 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana Livestock Development Authority (GLDA) is on high alert for foot and mouth and other vesicular diseases following confirmed cases in Venezuela. Head of GLDA’s Animal Health Unit, Dr. Colbert Bowen says following confirmation of the disease presence the by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), the ...

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

Last Updated on Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 19:58 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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

Last Updated on Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 18:50 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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

Last Updated on Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 9:48 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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

Last Updated on Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 12:02 by Denis Chabrol 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. ...

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