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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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