Category Archives: Transportation

Ancestral Footprints: East Indian Indentureship – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Ancestral Footprints: East Indian Indentureship – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

If you took a plane from JFK Air- port to Calcutta the chances are you will be tired by the time you get there. On May 5th 1838 the history of the Caribbean changed dramatically as 396 East Indians landed on the shores of British Guiana. This was no joyride and there was no time for niceties.

The journey from Calcutta to British Guiana was fraught with hardships, and like the slave ships of an earlier era there were deaths on the way. The two ships that landed were the Whitby and the Hesperus. Their cargo was to usher in a new form of slavery that changed the complexion of the colony.

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Guyana still seeking a national airline as oil revenue kicks in

Guyana still seeking a national airline as oil revenue kicks in

January 3, 2018 – By Ray Chickrie – Caribbean News Now

Boeing 737-200 of Guyana Airways -1980

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — The government of Guyana is close to disclosing plans to resurrect a national carrier after the demise of Guyana Airways in 2001. There have been ongoing talks within the government on the issue.

One of the ruling coalition parties, the People’s National Congress (PNC), which took pride in giving Guyana a national carrier, is upbeat about the idea, especially that the country will earn US$7 billion from oil revenues in the next 20 years.     Continue reading

Guyana to host Inter-American Congress of Tourism in March 2018

Guyana to host Inter-American Congress of Tourism in March 2018

December 29, 2017. – Caribbean News Now

PhotoPermanent Representative of Guyana to the OAS, Riyad Insanally (L), with OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro. Photo: OAS

WASHINGTON, USA — Guyana will host the 24th Inter-American Congress of Ministers and High-Level Authorities of Tourism of the Americas on March 21-22, 2018. The government of Guyana and the OAS General Secretariat signed a cooperation agreement on Thursday for the organization of the event.

It will be the first ever high level OAS meeting in that country. The meeting’s theme will be “Connecting the Americas through Sustainable Tourism”.     Continue reading

Guyana aviation sector improves – Hoping to attract major airlines

Guyana closer to Category 1 status, as aviation sector improves

By Ray Chickrie – Caribbean News Now – December 29, 2017

CJIA Arrivals Entrance

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Guyana over the past year has seen a dramatic growth in its aviation sector, especially in areas of safety and building institutions to oversee implementation and evaluation. The US$150 million project to expand the runway and modernization of the terminal at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) will be completed by late-2018.

For these reasons, the country is close to achieving Category 1 status, which means that Guyana-based carriers and others in the region can fly non-stop from Georgetown to any point in the United States, the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) said recently. However, the country is still finding it hard to attract legacy airlines from North America and Europe.      Continue reading

Guyana: Capitol TV News – 07 December 2017

Guyana: Capitol TV News – 07 December 2017

Funding for minibuses for indigenous villages

Posted: 07 Dec 2017 02:09 PM PST

Bishop’s High school teacher released on station bail, but profile still active

Posted: 07 Dec 2017 02:05 PM PST

Funding made available for more hinterland communities to receive internet services

Posted: 07 Dec 2017 02:02 PM PST

Watchman confessed to murder of West Coast Berbice bartender

Posted: 07 Dec 2017 01:51 PM PST

Former Crime Chief is back, but now as Deputy Commander of ‘A’ Division

Posted: 07 Dec 2017 01:48 PM PST

Guyana Tourism Authority to begin search for a new replacement for former director

Posted: 07 Dec 2017 01:46 PM PST

Taxi Driver and father of six remanded to prison for school teacher’s murder

Posted: 07 Dec 2017 01:44 PM PST

Minister of Business outlines measures aimed at improving lives of Guyanese

Posted: 07 Dec 2017 01:41 PM PST

Ministry of Public Health to construct parking lot and temporary office space on Brickdam play-field

Posted: 07 Dec 2017 01:39 PM PST

Diamond Mineral Water Sports Roundup – December 05, 2017

Posted: 07 Dec 2017 01:34 PM PST

Caribbean Airlines told to cut non-profitable routes

Caribbean Airlines told to cut non-profitable routes

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — The Trinidad and Tobago Parliament’s Joint Select Committee (JSC) has recommended that Caribbean Airlines Ltd (CAL) immediately review the viability of some of its North American routes, as these have been unprofitable and resulted in an “unabated trend of declining passenger numbers and massive financial losses.”

At a press conference at Parliament on Monday, JSC chairman, independent Senator David Small, said the problem demanded urgent attention, adding that CAL needed to employ strategies to save such routes to prevent future financial leakages, the Trinidad Guardian reported.    Continue reading

Guyana’s poor aviation safety standards affecting airlift – opinion

Guyana’s poor aviation safety standards affecting airlift

 Guyana lost its Category 1 status with the demise of Guyana Airways in 2001
GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Guyana has failed in the past two decades to comply with the International Civil Aviation (ICAO) safety requirements, and for this reason the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) has been rated by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as a Category 2.

As a result, only US-based airlines can fly nonstop between Guyana and the United States, so with the demise of Dynamic Airways two weeks ago, which provided non-stop service between Georgetown and New York City, airlift between these two cities is at an all time low. Continue reading

Dynamic International Airways ends flights to Guyana

Dynamic Int. Airways ends flights to Guyana

By Tangerine Clarke – Caribbean Life News 04 October 2017

Guyanese travelers disembarking from Dynamic International Airways at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Guyana.

North Carolina-based Dynamic International Airways has once again left Guyanese passengers stranded, this time, abruptly pulling out, after a troublesome four-year charter service to the South American country.

This latest report prompted handling agent Captain Gerry Gouveia, CEO and owner of Roraima Airways to say via his Facebook page, that passengers who booked with the airline are entitled to a refund.    Continue reading

Motoring History: 24 Classic Vintage Motor Cars – photos

24 Classic Vintage Motor Cars – photos
If you’ve ever felt that your car is too old, and you wish you had a newer one, then perhaps you haven’t had a good look at these vintage motors. These cars start from the very first official automobile in the 19th Century, and proceed into the 20th. Looking at these, it’s hard not to appreciate the workmanship and class that went into the first motor vehicles. They were, after all, the height of technology at the time:
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1888 Benz
* The Benz Patent Motor Car is considered to be the world’s first automobile.

New Demerara bridge pegged at US$170M; old one to be demolished

New Dem bridge pegged at US$170M; old one to be demolished

– 4 Houston homes, lands be acquired
– vehicle tolls to increase 250 percent; Govt. should subsidise

The present floating Demerara River Bridge

The Ministry of Public Infrastructure (MPI), amidst questions over a mega-project to build a new bridge across the Demerara River, has released the feasibility study which recommended a low-level, three-lane, 1.5km structure between Houston, East Bank Demerara, and Versailles, West Bank Demerara.

According to the study, that bridge could cost up to US$170M, inclusive of financing costs and acquisition of properties along the alignment.    Continue reading

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