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GUYANA: Cash Grants to Guyanese: “Give a man a fish” – Guest Editorial

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Stabroek News – Guest Editorial – June 9, 2022

Starting last year, the government has made various announcements of one-time cash grants to diverse groups for a variety of reasons; these were in addition to the contentious and inadequate one-off $25,000 distributed to each household that was meant to supplement lost earnings as a response to the economic deprivation wrought by the COVID-19 restrictions. They are also apart from the now on-again educational grant given to households with school-aged children.

The largest, to date, was that made in October last year by Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo of $250,000 to workers who had been severed when the sugar estates where they were employed were closed under the previous administration; he had estimated their number to be around 7,000.  Continue reading

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