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Granger-led coalition “likely” to win next “close” election -US Congress report

Posted by: Denis Chabrol in Caribbean, Elections, Foreign Affairs, News, Oil & Gas, Politics, Trade December 23, 2019 The United States Congressional Research Service (CRS), a think-tank for the United States (U.S.) Congress, says some analysts believe that the David Granger-led coalition is likely to win next year’s general elections. “Past general elections in Guyana suggest the 2020 race will…

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David Hinds' Media Comments, Demerara Waves

Robert Badal breaks ranks with Alliance For Change to form new political party

 Posted by: Denis Chabrol in Business, News, Politics October 18, 2019 Former key Alliance For Change (AFC) financier, Robert Badal has broken away from that party he oncce funded and he is teaming up with well-known chartered accountant, Nigel Hinds to form a new political party. Badal tried desperately not to confirm a report Friday night…

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Clive Thomas, David Hinds' Media Comments, Demerara Waves, WPA

“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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Clive Thomas, David Hinds' Media Comments, Demerara Waves, WPA

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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Clive Thomas, David Hinds' Media Comments, Demerara Waves, WPA

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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Clive Thomas, David Hinds' Media Comments, Demerara Waves, WPA

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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