KINGSTON - A team from the Maritime Administration Department (MARAD) headed by River Navigation Officer Michael Tennant, visited Region #7 to distribute life jackets to schools several communities in the Bartica community.

In an effort to promote safety on the waterways, 20 life jackets were distributed to the village of Riversview for the school children of the Holi Name Nursery and Secondary schools on August 27.

While receiving the life jackets on behalf of the comm...

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KINGSTON – One of the country’s newspapers, Stabroek News, was put on blast by the Public Works Ministry for its inaccurate reporting. Below is a statement that was issued by the Ministry on August 29.

The responsibility of any reputable media house is to report the facts and provide fair and balanced stories.

Unfortunately, Stabroek News failed miserably in this regard in an article that is published in today’s (August 29) editio...

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TIMEHRI - Squatters, who are in the critical pathway of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport Corporation (CJIAC) expansion were today, August 28 afforded the opportunity to apply for house lots as Government forges ahead with its relocation  plan of the illegal occupants.


At least 25 residents turned out to hear what Minister of Public Works, Robeson Benn, and other officials had to say. A group of agitated residents protested outside against not being abl...

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KINGSTON - Public Works Minister, Robeson Benn, held candid discussions with his senior managers last week in a bid ascertain departments' strengths and weaknesses, and find ways to afford Guyanese the best quality service. 

The one day meeting was held in Anna Regina.

It is something that is done on a monthly basis where the heads of departments are able to trash out any problems within their respective organization.

“Critical decisions are made to impro...

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TIMEHRI - Yeolena Callender and Ivelaw McNaughton are the newest batch of Cheddi Jagan International Airport staff to be recognized for their dedication and hard work for the period January to June 2013.

At a simple ceremony held recently, Senior Personnel Clerk, Callender and McNaughton, an Aviation Security Officer, were given tokens and monetary gifts by CJIAC’s management.

Ironically, Callender who is on the organizing committee had no idea that she was chosen for t...

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TIMEHRI - The owners of businesses that line the access road en route to the Cheddi Jagan International Airport Corporation’s departure/drop off area have vowed to work along with management to tackle noise nuisance; garbage pileups and illegal parking.

Administration and Operations Officer, Dwayne Butters and Assistant Supervisor of Aviation Security Terry Thomas engage several owners on ways and means to address the issues last week.  

“Help us so that we can hel...

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KINGSTON - The Caribbean Airlines Ltd. executive team from Trinidad met with Government of Guyana Ministers – Mohamed Irfaan Ali, Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce; and Minister Robeson Benn, Minister of Public Work and Transport; private sector representatives, representatives from the THAG, GTA and CJIA CEO, Ramesh Ghir.

The meeting sought to address key and critical issues such as the customer service of Caribbean Airlines, in-transit process and security checks of Gu...

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TIMEHRI - The Cheddi Jagan International Airport Corporation’s (CJIAC) financial performance for the first half of this year – January to June - has set a solid platform for continued solid and sustainable year. 

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ramesh Ghir, in his half yearly report, announced a nine percent or GYD$44M increase in revenues for the Airport. So far, CJIAC has accumulated GYD$542M compared to GYD$498M in 2012 for the same period.

The climb in income, Gh...

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KINGSTON - The Public Works Ministry has terminated a multi-million dollar sea defence contract that was undertaken by Toolsie Persaud Quarries Inc (TPQ) and suspended the contract for M&B Construction due to the companies’ unsatisfactory performance and total disregard for residents’ convenience and safety.

The subject Minister, Robeson Benn, on August 14 requested that his engineers suspend M&B’s contract until the contractor repairs a two mile stretch of road in Maria’...

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TIMEHRI - Safety of passengers and speeding were among “a laundry list of issues” candidly discussed during a meeting between the Chief Executive Officer and taxi drivers of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport Corporation (CJIAC) on August 8.

Held in the Viewing Gallery, over 30 drivers were in attendance.

The meeting came on the heels of a tragic accident that claimed the life of Roopnarine “Blinky” Sooklall on August 5. He was 43.

“We are a service orient...

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