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“APNU is not against cash grants” from oil money but more info needed -Granger ; WPA ready to negotiate modified proposal

Posted by: Denis Chabrol in Business, Economy, Elections, News, Politics October 9, 2019 President David Granger on Wednesday sought to dispel concerns that he is opposed to direct cash transfer of some oil revenues to Guyanese, even as the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) signaled that it was ready to modify its proposal with other political parties in A…

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P PP virtually endorses principle of WPA’s direct cash transfers to poor, needy; Professor Hinds warns APNU of losing votes

Posted by: Denis Chabrol in Business, News, Politics October 3, 2019 0 Comments The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Thursday virtually endorsed the Working People’s Alliance’s (WPA) direct cash-transfer of some oil revenues, but preferring to target the poor and needy instead of all just over 200,000 households across Guyana. “In fact, in our manifesto, we…

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Govt “actively” considering proposed direct cash transfers of oil money to households- Foreign Minister

Posted by: Denis Chabrol in News, Politics September 30, 2019 Foreign Affairs Minister, Karen Cummings has said the Guyana government has been actively considering the Working People’s Alliance’s (WPA) proposed direct cash direct transfers of some oil revenues to Guyana’s households. “I would say it’s in progress. We are still continuing how we are going…

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Fallout in MAPM after top activists eye PPP’s Civic component

Posted by: Denis Chabrol in News, Politics September 29, 2019 There has been a fallout in the Mass Action People’s Movement (MAPM) after two leading activists, Don Singh and Marcel Gaskin, appeared poised to join the Civic component of the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP). Gaskin told Demerara Waves Online News that it was “regrettable”…

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WPA brands cash transfer gov’t critics “ignars”; calls on Granger to clarify position

Posted by: Denis Chabrol in Business, Economy, Finance, News, Oil & Gas, Politics September 29, 2019  Working People’s Alliance co-leader, Economics Professor, Clive Thomas has labelled as “ignars” those in government who have rebuffed his proposed transfer of 10 percent after-tax oil revenues to households. Professor Thomas has proposed that by 2025 when Guyana’s oil production soars to about…

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

Posted by: Denis Chabrol in Business, News, Politics September 21, 2019 1 Comment 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…

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AFC, WPA divided on asking PPP for parliamentary extension

Posted by: Denis Chabrol in News, Politics September 20, 2019 The Alliance For Change (AFC) and the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) were Friday divided on whether overtures should be made to the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) to extend the life of the government now that the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) says it will be…

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GECOM wants to hold elections this year, governing coalition says

Posted by: Denis Chabrol in News, Politics September 13, 2019 Top representatives of the governing coalition were told by the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission, Retired Justice Claudette Singh that she hopes to be ready for elections late this year. Shortly after a meeting with the seven-member commission, leader of the coalition’s delegation, Volda…

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Most PPP supporters reject Irfaan Ali; Granger will face tougher battle against Nandlall, Anthony- opinion poll

 Posted by: Denis Chabrol in News, Politics August 26, 2019 The People’s Progressive Party Civic’s presidential candidate, Irfaan Ali is being rejected by most party supporters who instead favour Anil Nandlall or Dr. Frank Anthony, according to an opinion poll conducted by the little-known Turkeyen Research and Polling Institute. TRPI, which is head by United…

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