KINGSTON - Government has granted its no-objection for the release of US$5.9 million to facilitate aspects of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) Expansion and Modernisation Project.

Transport Minister Robeson Benn said the US$5.9 million will facilitate the acquisition of supervision consultancy services for the expansion project.

Despite political opposition, the CJIA Expansion and Modernisation Project is progressing smoothly and is on target. Currentl...

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KINGSTON – The country’s aviation watchdog – the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) – intends to purchase an Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) this year.

This was disclosed by its General Manager Zulifar Mohamed at the year-in-review press conference on January 31, 2014.

“This is a system for air traffic surveillance. With ADS-B, each aircraft broadcasts its own GPS position along with other information like heading, ground track, ground speed, al...

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KINGSTON - Government is pushing for the pursuit of investigations into the terror threat made to Caribbean Airlines, Guyana Flight 484, Minister of Public Works Robeson Benn told the National Assembly yesterday.

On February 7, the CAL office in Barbados received, via telephone, a threat to its 784 flight that was scheduled to travel today (February 10) out of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA). “We have asked through the security operatives for contacts to pursue an i...

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KINGSTON - The Cheddi Jagan International Airport and the Ministry of Publics Works were advised of a ‘threat’ received by Caribbean Airlines and immediately convened a high level security meeting with relevant security agencies and stakeholders of the airport.

The officials assessed the threat and put in place a number of measures to prevent any untoward occurrence.

The Ministry and CJIA have since adopted the highest security posture to protect passengers, c...

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TIMEHRI - Despite the crafty ways drugs peddlers use to smuggle illegal substances through the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) – the security agencies continue their pursuit to cripple the narco-trade.

To this end, two passengers were nabbed separately on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at the Timehri aerodrome with approximately 20 kilogrammes of cocaine found in tamarind achar.

At 15:45h, the baggage of 77 year-old Winston Blake, a United States of America citize...

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LILIENDAAL - The biggest challenge facing the US$150M Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) project stretches for 1,400 of the 2,247-ft. extension of the runway.

This is according to Assistant General Manager of the China Harbour Engineering Corporation (CHEC), Dr Zhimin Hu, who yesterday provided an update to the massive engineering confab held at the Guyana International Conference Centre (GICC).

The problem is as a result of the soft nature of the soil and the le...

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LILIENDAAL - Guyana’s construction sector continues to face a series of challenges ranging from a shortage of essential materials to a lack of human resources, but Chief Works Officer Jeffery Vaughn said topping the chart is the incompetence of personnel within the sector.

Addressing the Public Works Ministry’s fourth engineering conference on Thursday at the Guyana International Conference Centre, Liliendaal, Vaughn said 98 contracting firms have been registered on the contract ...

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KINGSTON - A freshwater environment is the perfect habitat in which to relocate the current Demerara Harbour Bridge (DHB) when its replacement comes into operation, and according to Minister of Public Works, Robeson Benn, the Kurupukari Crossing on the Upper Essequibo River is a likely candidate. 

“The elements of the bridge at the time when the new bridge comes into place, since it is a floating bridge, will be moved, preferably to a freshwater crossing location,” he told r...

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KINGSTON - The Ministry of Public Works recorded a slight drop in overall performance in 2013 following constraints of weather and lack of critical building material.

Public Works Minister Robeson Benn disclosed on January 31, 2014, that the ministry completed 84 percent its 2013 performance work programmes. On average, the ministry’s completion rates are usually in the 90s, according to Minister Benn, “Unfortunately last year we were off a bit, not only because we had much more ...

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KINGSTON - The Ministry of Public Works will be hosting its 4th Engineering Conference in collaboration with the University of Guyana, who is celebrating its 50th Anniversary. 

The conference will be held on February 6, 2014 at the Guyana International Conference Centre (GICC) under the theme “Building Guyana’s Future Step By Step”.

This event will set new standards of excellence in Guyana and will bring together a wide range of local...

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