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Posted by Ralph Ramkarran January 28, 2023- Conversatin Tree Blog

There is no dispute that much poverty still exists in Guyana. Its existence and alleged absence of solutions to relieve it were among the highlights of the Budget Debate last week, uninspiring as many of the speeches were.

The United Nations has more experience than any other international agency in the study, measurement and eradication of poverty. It has embarked on the Third United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (2018-2027), having completed a first and a second decade. In its recent reports tracking poverty rates, the UN has  used earnings of below US$1.90 per day as the basis of measuring poverty. Those living on less than US$1.90 per day are considered as living below the poverty line. Numerous measures have been discussed and debated over decades to lift people above the poverty line, and prior to the covid-19 pandemic, great successes have been achieved in reducing poverty.          Continue reading

GUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 20 August 2015

Capitol TV logoGUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 20 August 2015

  • Parliament – Less days to consider budget
  • GuySuCo solution complex
  • Jennifer Westford absconds from budget debate
  • Security cameras will help curb crime
  • Small Business: Seek out the opportunities to expand
  • Justice must be served
  • Sports

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Crafting the Budget is Gov’t business – President Ramotar

Crafting the budget is gov’t business – President Ramotar

Demerara Waves – January 13, 2012

President Donald Ramotar has shot down an APNU request for the opposition to have more than a consultative role in the crafting of the 2012 national budget saying that that is the business of his minority government.

Chairman of opposition coalition APNU David Granger on Thursday said they were looking for a budget hammered out by the three parliamentary parties and not just mere consultations as the government has agreed on.

“They both (APNU and AFC) agreed that they will send their persons to the Ministry of Finance to consult with Dr. (Ashni) Singh on the budget and as far as I’m aware they haven’t done so but I have no intention of abdicating the responsibility of the government, this is our responsibility, not Mr. Granger’s,” Ramotar declared Friday at his first news conference as president.

Granger told reporters Thursday that they do not want monies to be “squirrelled away” in areas where the National Assembly has no scrutiny.   read more

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