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Until renowned Caribbean economist professor Clive Thomas raised it at a public engagement recently, Guyanese had long been speaking in hushed tones about how some of the billions the country expects to get from its bountiful offshore oil harvest will directly and quickly reach to their pockets.

Thomas, a leading light in the Working People’s Alliance Party (WPA) and the head of the post 2015 State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) has triggered a political firestorm by suggesting that poorer households and by extension, every Guyanese should be able to directly draw down cash when actual oil production begins in late 2019 or early 2020.

The administration of President David Granger has been more preoccupied with establishing a…

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No African country but Guinea helped in cash or kind to end DRC’s recent Ebola outbreak


As the world celebrates the end of the ninth Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) which was declared on May 8, 2018, it is sad to note that Guinea is the only African country that contributed to the end of the crisis.

Per the World Health Organisation (WHO) records, Guinea deployed more than 30 Ministry of Health staff to the DRC to assist with the ring vaccination campaign and transfer their expertise for an effective response in the country.

The 360 technical expertise on the ground was made up of Congolese locals, Guineans and volunteers from the UK, USA and Germany through the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN). They formed part of the in-kind contributions made to the WHO effort.

The WHO also immediately released US$2 million from its…

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Rauner says he didn’t know about mayoral candidate’s cash giveaway – Story


CHICAGO (AP) – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner said Monday he didn’t know a candidate for Chicago mayor planned to hand out $200,000 to churchgoers at a service where the governor also spoke, a scene that prompted opponents to accuse the Republican of trying to buy votes for his own re-election.

Rauner, who’s facing a tough fight for a second term this fall, said he learned “after the fact” that Willie Wilson distributed the cash and checks at an African-American church Sunday morning and was “pretty upset” about it.

“I think the idea…

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The Latest: Rauner says he didn't know about cash giveaway



He says he learned "after the fact" that Willie Wilson distributed the cash and checks at an African-American church. Wilson's campaign sent a news …
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eBucks vs uCount vs Greenbacks vs Absa Cash


Eighty20 and Tritech Media recently published a report looking at the impact of various rewards programmes in South Africa, including those that have the most active users.

Among the 100+ rewards programmes the group assessed, it found that the schemes offered by the country’s banks were among the most popular, and most active.

FNB’s eBucks was found to be the most popular and most active rewards programme, followed by Investec’s rewards programme, Standard Bank’s uCount, Absa’s Cash Rewards and Nedbank’s Greenbacks.

Rewards programmes can be confusing, often adopting a tiered system that requires clients to make use of certain products, spend at certain limits and shop at certain partnered businesses to extract the most value.

They also impose caps and limits.

To try and make…

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Of 100 African football officials offered cash, only three declined


“FOR shopping,” says a man, laying $65,000 on a table. “Thank you,” says Kwesi Nyantakyi, the president of the Ghana Football Association, scooping it into a plastic bag. The bribe was a set-up, secretly filmed for a documentary by Anas Aremeyaw Anas, an undercover journalist. So was a sponsorship deal which Mr Nyantakyi appears to negotiate, taking a cut through his own private company. The film-makers offered money to more than 100 mostly west African football officials, including a Kenyan referee due to officiate at this month’s World Cup. Only three declined.

The revelations have thrown Ghanaian football into turmoil. Mr Nyantakyi, who denies wrongdoing, has resigned. Domestic matches have been suspended indefinitely. On June 7th the government said it would dissolve the football…

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