KINGSTON - The Public Works Minister was gifted with a plaque featuring stamps of women who were instrumental in breaking down barriers in Guyana’s aviation sector.

Avette Richards, sister of Brenda Richards presented Hon. Benn with the plaque on October 29, 2013 at his Wrights Lane’s office.

According to Avette, her sister thought it was a fitting gesture to the Minister since he has been an advocate for pushing women to excel in the once dubbed “man’s world”.


Read more

TIMEHRI - Three employees - two Ramp Attendants and an Airline Security - were dismissed over the past two weeks from the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) after they were found to be soliciting money from passengers while on duty. 

This is in keeping with the airport’s zero-tolerance approach to any such act, which only serves to tarnish the reputation of the Corporation and its Stakeholders.

Chief Executive Officer of CJIA, Ramesh Ghir said that under CJI...

Read more

PETERS HALL – Ten drivers were either detained, warned or fined for offences while traversing the Demerara Harbour Bridge (DHB) for the month of September.

Data revealed that the most serious traffic breach occurred when a driver collided and broke two of the bridge’s barriers September 15. The culprit was fined $10,000.

Failure to adhere to instruction, overtaking on Bridge, vehicle collisions and breech toll regulation were among the offences that were reported. ...

Read more

TIMEHRI - If a plane crashes at Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) how effective will be the rescue response?

On November 6, 2013, a full scale preparedness exercise will be unleashed to test the airport’s emergency responses while providing hands-on experience for airport and airline staff, hospitals, fire service, security and other emergency personnel.

During the simulated exercise, personnel will respond as in a real scenario, including the use of s...

Read more

KINGSTON - It is unfortunate that the issue of cash crop and poultry farmers, who are squatting on Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), has been misconstrued in some sections of the media.

The Ministry’s objective, in collaboration with the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), has always centered around communication and feedback.

The Ministry has been engaging the farmers for several years – through letters and verbal communication - advising them of the ai...

Read more

KINGSTON - The Maritime Administration Department (MARAD) for the first time in the history of the Department has employed females as part of its cadet training which is currently ongoing.

The batch of 22 marine cadets which comprises of 17 males and 5 females is pursuing training in Marine Inspection and Piloting and they have completed one year so far.

This programme, which is scheduled for a four year period, will expose the cadets to various vessels (both local and ...

Read more

KINGSTON - A workshop designed to identify road safety challenges in Guyana and their corresponding solutions in accordance with international standards was recently held at the Ministry of Public Works (PWM) conference room.

For two days – October 14 and 15 – internationally acclaimed son of the soil, Professor Bhagwant ‘Rohan’ Persaud of Ryerson University, Canada facilitated questions from 35 participants.  

The interactive sessions also provided an understandin...

Read more

TIMEHRI - Three staffers of China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) - the corporation executing the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) expansion project - were confronted by cutlass-wielding individuals who robbed one of them of a cell phone on October 12. The incident occurred around 1:45 pm.

Investigations revealed that the CHEC staff were back filling sand to the north of the existing runway when three persons approached the sand truck operator menacingly with a c...

Read more

KINGSTON - Patrick Kellowan is reportedly missing following a boat collision which occurred on October 12 in the lower Pomeroon River.

 According to the Maritime Administration Department (MARAD), the mishap happened approximately 21:50 hrs.

It is alleged that Edroy Gill, 22; Marloh Chappelle, 66 and Kellowan, 49 left a cricket match under the influence of alcohol and boarded a Ballahoo - and while proceeding up the river collided with a fishing vessel, w...

Read more

KINGSTOWN - The tedious process of disembarking at Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) Piarco International Airport, passing through security before boarding an aircraft to the United States will be something of the past - effective November 1, 2013.

The United States of America Transport Security Administration (TSA) has approved the request for the alternate procedure to be applied for GEO passengers transiting in Port of Spain (POS).

Hon. Robeson Benn, Minister of Transpor...

Read more