KINGSTON - The Maritime Administration Department (MARAD) has given approval for the small passenger boats operating between Georgetown and Vreed-En-Hoop to operate at nights until 20:00hrs, with effect from December 1, 2013.

All of the vessels that are operating during this period were re-inspected and are equipped with all the required navigation lights and the necessary equipment to operate at nights. Lights have also been installed at both termini to further enhance the safet...

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TIMEHRI - “We are all about providing quality service, untimed performance and excellent prices,” stated David Gooberdhan, a top Travelspan official shortly after the Boeing 767 landed at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) on December 14, 2013.

With 229 persons on board – including 180 passengers and 10 crew members - the airline joins Venezuelan CONVIASA as the two newest airlines to ply the Guyana route.

This, according to Minister of Public Works and Trans...

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ESSEQUIBO ISLAND - As part of its ongoing maritime safety campaign, the Maritime Administration Department (MARAD) on Friday December 6, 2013 distributed a number of life-jackets to some several schools in Region Number 3, Essequibo Islands - West Demerara.

A team from MARAD visited the areas of Hogg Island, Saxacalli, Lanaballi, Aliki and Bonasika in an effort to promote safety on the waterways and specifically to ensure that the children of those areas are safe while traversing...

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KINGSTON - Recognising the contributions of more than 50 long – serving aviation sector staffers, Transport Minister Robeson Benn stated that government was prepared to do was needed to address the future demands of the sector.

Speaking at a dinner and awards ceremony on November 7, at the Umana Yana, Kingston, to mark World Aviation Day, Minister Benn acknowledged that much work remains to be done. “We have to recognise that the movement of people by air is the most important, t...

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PETERS HALL – The Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation (DHBC) has seen a 5.2 increase in traffic flow between January and October 2013 compared to the same period last year.

The Corporation’s General Manager, Rawlston Adams, in his monthly report disclosed that the percent represents a difference of 13,020 vehicles.

Motor Car (private) accounted for 48.03 percent for the spoke, followed by Motor Car (hire) 14.19 percent and mini-bus (H) - 13.85 percent.

Below i...

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Muritaro, an Amerindian village which is located on the upper Demerara River in Region 10, is still mourning the death of villager Captain Dale Duggin who died in a boat accident on Sunday. Captain Thomas took the opportunity to express sympathy to relatives of the deceased on behalf of MARAD nd promised to conduct a thorough investigation of the accident.

In a continued effort to promote safety on the waterways, 20 life jackets were handed over to Headmistress of the Muritaro Pr...

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TIMEHRI - Two men, who are squatters in the Timehri area, were caught on Close Circuit Television Cameras (CCTV) plundering the AmeriJet Bond, Timehri between November 19 and 20.

The surveillance led police to Albert Ramjaram and Ryan Waddel. Nearly $1M in office equipment were stolen.

Thirty four year-old Rajaram, also known as ‘Bonnie’ was sentenced to three years for break and enter and larceny offences when he appeared in the Magistrate’s court yester...

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LEGUAN - Maintenance works are presently ongoing at the Leguan stelling, Region Three.  

Workmen have commenced repairs to the timber decking of the stelling structure, while defective planks and beams are being removed and replace with new ones.

Meanwhile, works to defective timber piles are soon to be carried out.

Emergency works were also carried out on the low- ramp of the stelling with timber plank - temporarily supporting the bottom half of ramp whi...

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PETER’S HALL - The construction of two fuel bonds - 500 and 2,000 gallons - with base support in the East Generator Compound has commenced, announced Rawlston Adams, General Manager of the Demerara Harbour Bridge (DHB).

According to him, JPM’s Construction Inc would construct foundation, walls and support for the tanks and the sump at the rear of the bund.

The foundation, walls and support for the tanks are complete. Currently, the piping works are on-going, while the s...

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