KINGSTON, Georgetown – The Ministry’s Chief Works Officer is pleading with contractors working along the East Coast of Demerara (ECD) Upgrade Road Project to pick up the pace.

The $1B Works Ministry project commenced in March 2013, and runs for a year.

However, Chief Works Officer, Jeffery Vaughn, explained that from observations the rate in which the project is progressing “is too slow”.

“They need to work with some expediency. There are too many traffic cong...

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Two Customs officers and a supervisor of Caribbean Airlines (CAL) are among several individuals fingered in the recent 11 kilogrammes cocaine bust at the Cheddi Jagan International Corporation (CJIAC).

Additionally, a security officer attached to Secure Innovation and Concept (SIC) and a ground staff of Timehri Handling Services are also under investigation. The companies are contracted by the airline.

Last Saturday [July 26] around midday, members of the Customs and An...

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KINGSTON, Georgetown – The question of transparency for the mammoth Amaila Fall Hydro Power (AFHP) project should be “a moot one” since key stakeholders had possession of the project’s documents for more than a year now.

This sentiment was expressed by Minister of Public Works, Hon. Robeson Benn, on Tuesday during a tour with reporters.

The US$840M AFHP has been in the headlines on a daily basis after the combined opposition voted down a Bill and a Motion at the last Na...

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KINGSTON, Georgetown – Stakeholders of Ogle International Airport were assured by the Works Minister that safety precautions are in place at the facility.

“All basic steps are being taken to make it [Ogle] safe and secure,” Hon. Robeson Benn, who also has responsibility for transport, said on Monday following LIAT’s inaugural flight to the airport located on the East Coast Demerara (ECD).

He added...

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KINGSTON, Georgetown – “…not only are we resolving the problem with respect to Ogle and the Caribbean region, but we are also laying basis and foundation for reaching further afield into South America with these types of aircraft,” declared the country’s Public Works Minister, Hon. Robeson Benn, at the inaugural landing of a LIAT flight at Ogle Airstrip on Monday.

Flight LI512 glided on the runway at 12:30. The 50-seater Dash 8 aircraft was filled to capacity.

The airli...

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KINGSTON, Georgetown – The 165 kilometer access road to Amaila Falls is 67 percent completed, Minister of Works Hon. Robeson Benn announced to journalists during a site visit on July 23. The road snakes through Regions 10, 7 and 8.

So far, Government has injected US$12M on the laterite surfaced road.

The US$840M Amaila Fall Hydro Power project is one of the country’s transformational projects ...

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KINGSTON, Georgetown – Some GYD$20M from the Public Works Ministry’s coffer has been pumped into the capital city cleanup efforts so far for the year.

The subject Minister, Hon. Robeson Benn made this disclosure at the last Parliamentary sitting where he was quizzed by A Partnership For National Unity (APNU), Volda Lawrence, about his ministry’s plans to alleviate flooding in several communities located in the southern Georgetown communities.

The areas gravely affected ...

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KINGSTON, Georgetown – “Our country will always remain poor, backward and underdeveloped if we cannot address the question of [hydro] power,” declared Hon. Robeson Benn, Minister of Public Works and Communications on Thursday, July 18 during the National Assembly sitting.

He was at the time trying to convince the country’s opposition members to support the US$840M Amaila Falls Hydropower Project, which is predicted to gre...

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KINGSTOWN, Georgetown – Hon. Robeson Benn, the country’s Public Works Minister, has commended the pilot of Trans Guyana for “keeping her wits” that saved the lives of 11 passengers in Mabaruma, Region 1 yesterday, July 15, 2012. Veteran pilot Ferial Ally crashed landed the 12 seater Cessna at Mabaruma Airstrip after confronting some treacherous weather conditions. No one was seriously hurt. “From the initial reports that I am previewed to I have to say that her actions have to be applauded...

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