Guyana Oil and Gas News

All the latest news and commentary on the new Guyana Oil and Gas sector. Topics include exploration, drilling, policy, impact and more.

WPA to lobby gov’t for cash payouts from oil revenues

-Jordan, Trotman say proper structure crucial for successful implementation

Following the suggestion by Working People’s Alliance (WPA) executive member Professor Clive Thomas that Guyana should commit a percentage of its oil revenue to direct cash transfers to citizens in order to combat poverty, the party has vowed to lobby government to adopt and implement the policy.

Jagdeo calls proposed cash transfers from oil revenues elections ploy

Although saying he supports conditional transfers to citizens, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has cast doubt on Working People’s Alliance (WPA) Executive Professor Clive Thomas’ suggestion of introducing cash transfers for every household from expected oil revenues, while dismissing it as a ploy for the 2020 general elections.

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What the people say about…

Interviews and photos by David Papannah and Shamar Meusa   This week, we asked the man and woman in the street if they have been following the developments in the oil industry and how they think they will benefit in 2020 when oil begins to flow.