KINGSTON – “Any loss of life at sea is a blow to us,” announced Claudette Rogers, the Director General of Maritime Administration Department (MARAD) on the tragic death of a boat captain on October 11.

Carey Persaud, 49, lost his life during a boating mishap in the vicinity of Kamaira Range, Cuyuni River, Region Seven.  

Ms. Rogers expressed her condolences to Mr. Persaud’s family in their time of grief.

She is also reminding individuals to adhere to safe...

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TIMEHRI - The Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) has opened a Community Relations Office as part of its mandate to ensure that the relocation process of individuals squatting on airport lands be a seamless one.

The Ministry of Public Works (MPW) and CJIA were the architects behind the move.

Dursatty Doodnauth-Mangru, the airport’s Commercial and Administration Officer, is optimistic that the squatters will appreciate that the facility is trying to improve communi...

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TIMEHRI - One of first impressions passengers arriving at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport gets of Guyana is from the interaction with the Red Cap porters and taxi drivers, which CJIA’s management intends to build on.

At a meeting held a few days ago, the airport’s Chief Executive Officer Ramesh Ghir; Commercial and Administration Manager Durrsattie Doodnauth and Safety Officer Manmohan Balram engaged in a candid discussion with the authourized taxi drivers a...

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KINGSTON - Top traffic officers, members of several minibus associations and minibus operators converged at the Public Works Ministry recently to discuss measures aimed at alleviating the number of accidents and tackle road safety measures.

According to Chief Works Officer, Geoffrey Vaughn, frank opinions were voiced.

“Minister [Robeson] Benn initiated the meeting because he was worried about the number of accidents involving mini-buses. Areas we touched on included ove...

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OGLE - Ogle International Airport mass causality exercise was deemed a success by the country’s aviation watchdog – the Guyana Civil Aviation Authourity (GCCA).

Conducted on August 29, the exercise simulated an aircraft crash at the Ogle aerodrome with 50 plus victims, and after an evaluation by GCCA several recommendations were made to enhance the security and communication process in future exercises:

  • Vehicles must be assigned or dedicated to aid the security ...

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MOLESON CREEK – The MV Canawaima that plies the Guyana/Suriname route saw an increase in the number of passenger in August, due mainly to the Carifesta X1 celebration in Suriname and the July/August school break.

Data show that passengers moved were 20,556 as against 13,331 in July, an increase of 7,225 or 54.2 percent - the highest thus far for 2013. Similarly, vehicles movement were 1,952 as against 1,191 in July, an increase of 63.9 percent or761.

Meanwhile, passenge...

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TIMEHRI - Fly Jamaica Airways made its inaugural flight to Guyana on Thursday, September 26. The Jamaica-based airline was given the green light to operate two routes out of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, the Guyana to New York route and the Georgetown to Toronto route.

The services will operate with a Boeing 757-200ER aircraft, with a seating configuration of 12 business and 186 economy seats.

Non-stop services from Kingston to Toronto, Canada and Toronto to G...

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KINGSTOWN - In observance of World Maritime Day 2013, the Maritime Administration Department (MARAD), embarked on a sanitation drive which targeted boat operators at the Georgetown and Parika Stellings.

Marine Cadets distributed hygienic kits to boat captains from the Georgetown/Vreed-en-Hoop, Parika/Supenaam, Parika /Bartica and Parika/Wakenamm Stellings on September 26.

A total of 35 cleaning supplies were distributed to Captains for the cleaning of life jackets and t...

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GEORGETOWN – Several countries have shown interest in Guyana’s push to develop a new international airport, disclosed Robeson Benn, Minister of Public Works, who led a small delegation to the 38th International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) General Assembly in Montreal, Canada.

Representatives from Nigeria, Indonesia and other African countries quizzed Minister Benn on the opportunities that could be derived from the project. In-depth discussions were also held with Pri...

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GEORGETOWN - The Ministry of Public Works takes this opportunity to clarify some misconstrued information, peddled by some to cause anxiety in the public, as it relates to the contract inked between the Ministry and China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC).

They are:

1. Naming a Government Engineer for the project;

2. The construction of Section 1.13 of the FIDIC document in reference to its terms and conditions;

3. And per...

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