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AIRLINES: Proceed cautiously with any new airline application for Guyana – By GHK Lall

Rigorous tests and guarantees before approval

I learn that an entity that once plied the skies between Guyana and points north has applied for approval to start over doing business with Guyanese travelers under a new configuration. I recommend that Guyanese authorities proceed cautiously, conduct really robust and stringent due diligence; and after only the most rigorous tests should such approvals be forthcoming to anyone.

I think that any new entrant into the commercial aviation field in Guyana ought to be welcomed. This is necessary and would be a boost to presently tight travel options with the right partners. Take a look around as either prospective traveler, or accompanying family member, or just casual observer, and it becomes clear that the field of airline participants is too thin.     Continue reading

Spend some oil revenues on tourism development- THAG

Tourism Authority says tourism plans being developed

Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA) 2018 Awardees and top officials of the GTA and Tourism Hospitality Association of Guyana (THAG). The awardees include Tour Guide of the Year, Adrian Shiwram; Rewa Eco-Lodge, represented by Mr. Dickie Alvin, for most outstanding community-led and owned tourism enterprise; Canadian Executive Services Organisation for outstanding contribution to tourism by a non-governmental organisation or volunteer group, represented by Ann Persaud; King’s Hotel and Residences for outstanding service for tourism accommodation establishment; Back Yard Cafe, for service quality in tourism, represented by Delvin Adams; Guyana Carnival by Hits and Jams tourism entrepreneurial development received by Kerwyn Bollers; recognition for tourism investment by the Wyking Ranch, and Surama Eco Lodge for the people’s choice award for sustainable tourism.

The Tourism and Hospitality Association of Guyana (THAG) wants government to invest some of the oil boom revenues and at the same time protect the country’s biodiversity by banning the wildlife trade.           Continue reading

What do the protesters in France want? Check out the ‘official’ Yellow Vest manifesto

What do the protesters in France want? 

Canadian court to rule on extradition to Guyana of wanted ex-GRDB Accountant

Canadian court to rule on extradition says Special Organized Crime Unit (SOCU)

Can Guyana’s youth bridge the racial divide? – an Afro-Guyanese Perspective

Can Guyana’s youth bridge the racial divide? Part One: Race Relations from an Afro-Guyanese Perspective

Guyana: No increase in deportations or reductions in visas- US Ambassador

No increase in deportations or reductions in visas- US Ambassador

US Ambassador, Perry Holloway

The diplomat left on December 8, 2018 after overseeing a key period of transition in which one of the US’ biggest companies, ExxonMobil, is set to start oil production offshore Guyana in 2020.

Guyana: SARA investigating smuggled gold and corruption – A.G.

SARA seeking Brazil cooperation to recover revenue from smuggled gold – Attorney General …says agency has 12 cases with possible recovery value of over $2B

Basil Williams

POLITICS – Guyana’s Leadership Succession – By Verian Mentis-Barker

Guyana, Leadership Succession
For all of our concern we shouldn’t be surprised that a medical emergency has brought us to the point of evaluating leadership succession in Guyana.

The highest levels of the nation’s politics bear an uncomfortable resemblance to a gerontocracy.  And this not being said to be disparaging, in the least.

Disruptive health occurrences are an unavoidable statistical consequence of life and I will hasten to add that it isn’t confined to the older population.  I can attest to having suffered a major life threatening incident almost a decade ago at an age when life was supposed to be effusing and though I have no physical deficits, it was an event that drastically forced the change of the course of things…in my comparatively uncomplicated life.


France: Emmanuel Macron faces the first real test of his presidency – The Economist

The yellow jackets are not giving up

December 8, 2018. The Economist Magazine

“Iam not made to lead in calm weather,” Emmanuel Macron told a French novelist a year ago. “I’m made for storms…If you want to take a country somewhere, you have to advance at all costs. You can’t give in, you can’t fall into a routine. But at the same time, you have to be willing to listen. Listening to people means recognising their share of anger and suffering.”
The popular revolt that has gripped the country renders the French president’s words prescient, but also reflects advice to himself that went strangely unheeded. If anybody understood the value of listening, it was Mr Macron.       

Transportation: United Airlines for talks with Guyana government

By Stabroek News – November 7, 2018

With one major United States carrier already plying routes here, the Guyana Government is upbeat that another may fly here as United Airlines will soon be meeting with officials to discuss the possibility of entering this market.

Minister within the Ministry of Public Infrastructure Annette Ferguson yesterday told Stabroek News that officials from United Airlines will be meeting with Guyana Civil Aviation Authority officials soon. From those talks, Ferguson says that government hopes that the airline will propose to fly here and believes that 2019 would be a good year for that to happen.

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