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GUYANA: Gov’t says working to reopen international airports to commercial flights

The government today said it is working “aggressively” to commence commercial flight operations at the two international airports in the shortest possible time.

A statement from Minister of Public Works Juan Edghill follows:

Both the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) and Eugene Correia International Airports are open to facilitate repatriation flights, outgoing flights, cargo flights, medical evacuation flights, technical stop for fuel and special authorised flights.  Continue reading

Briefing With Senior State Department Official On Mike Pompeo’s visit to Guyana and Region

Guyana: Three arrested for murder; Home Affairs Minister urges residents not to block road – UPDATED

— The land owner, his son and an employee have been arrested for the murder of the two youths

UPDATE: Two more persons (Total now five), arrested for murder of teenagers. Police use tear gas and rubber bullets on protesters on Monday night 

Robeson Benn

After an overnight lull, residents of Number 5 Village, West Coast Berbice on Monday morning blocked the public road to continue venting their anger against the brutal slaying of two youths in the backlands of Cotton Tree village where they had gone to pick coconuts.

Home Affairs Minister Robeson Benn appealed to the understandably grief-stricken villagers to cease said blocking that section of the east-west thoroughfare as it would hamper police from solving the crime speedily.  “I wish to urge all residents of the local communities to act in a manner that is lawful and helpful to the Police in aiding their work and in preserving the peace across and between all communities,” Mr. Benn said.      Continue reading

Guyana: Ramkarran, Gouveia, Shuman appointed as government advisors

The PPP/C government through the Office of the President, has announced the appointment of the following persons:-

PRESS RELEASE         

The Office of the President is pleased to make the following announcements in relation to new appointments in the Government.

The following appointments are hereby made:
Capt. Gerald Gouveia – National Security Advisor to the President

Mr. Lenox Shuman – Advisor to the Minister of Public Works on Civil Aviation

Mr. Ralph Ramkarran – Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs on Border Issues.

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Guyana: Georgetown: Stabroek Redevelopment Project Proposal – Video

City Council unveils five-year Stabroek redevelopment proposal

THE STABROEK MARKET REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT – was launched today, 18 August 2020. The Mayor and Councillors of Georgetown gave the green light for the project.

The execution of this project will result in the beautification of the Stabroek Market area and will boost local tourism in the surrounding environs, being that the market is a National Landmark and an integral part of Guyana’s history.          Continue reading

VIDEO: Human Relationships: The Psychology Of Compatibility | The Mel Robbins Show

Human Relationships:

The Psychology Of Compatibility | The Mel Robbins Show

Today, Mel sits down with a relationship therapist, Spirit, to answer a few questions about the compatibility of couples. What does it mean to be compatible? How do you know if you’re truly compatible with your partner?

TRAVEL: Why Recreational Vehicle (RV) Sales Are Growing – CNBC News

TRAVEL: Why Recreational Vehicle (RV) Sales Are Growing

July 24, 2020 – CNBC News – The Coronavirus has speeded up sales this year

In the years that followed the financial crisis, sales of RVs began booming. Once considered a pretty dowdy way to travel, RVs have benefitted from slick industry ad campaigns, low gas prices, and a renewed interest among Americans of all ages.

Data indicate first-time buyers are pouring into RV dealerships and shows, looking for their own happy home on the road. But long-timers say new buyers need to do their research before buying, and understand what the RV life is really about.

Guyana: Travel: COVID-19:142 returned on first repatriation flight from Canada

– assure they will do all that is necessary to remain COVID-free

Westjet – Boeing 737-700

DPI, Guyana, Thursday, July 9, 2020 – By SHAQUILLE BOURNE

One hundred and forty-two (142) Guyanese returned on Thursday via WestJet Airlines. This was the first such flight from Toronto, Canada.

Tears along with expressions of joy prevailed at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) as the citizens breathed a sigh of relief to be on home soil after the COVID-19 pandemic had significantly reduced international travel.          Continue reading

TRAVEL: Six airlines to serve Guyana; other CARICOM countries following LIAT’s collapse

LIAT at ‘Ogle’ International Airport.

Six  privately-owned airlines are being considered to link Guyana with the numerous scattered Caribbean islands as the several Caribbean shareholder governments say they are broke and can no longer afford to pump money into the ailing LIAT (1974) Ltd.

LIAT’s board has decided to ground the decades-old regional carrier and separate assets from liabilities because of insolvency. The financial situation has worsened because the airline has been grounded for several weeks now due to the fact that most Caribbean countries have closed their airports due to COVID-19.    Continue reading

Guyana Airports: CJIA readies for proposed July 1. 2020 reopening

A sign at the airport, in the baggage retrieval area.