Category Archives: Transportation

Caribbean Airlines (CAL) to resume flying between Guyana and Miami

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From June 16, Caribbean Airlines says it will restart commercial flights between Miami International Airport and CJIA, Timehri, Guyana. To kick-start the re-launch, all customers who book from now until July 14 will enjoy double miles.

The weekly flight, which is conveniently time to facilitate connections, will operate every Wednesday.    

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Ontario’s Premier Doug Ford calls out Canada Two-tiered Border Measures regarding private jets

BlogTO – May 13, 2021

After weeks of asking for Prime Minister Trudeau for tighter restrictions at the Canadian border to help curb the spread of COVID-19 variants, Premier Doug Ford of Ontario is pretty pissed about getting repeatedly ghosted by his federal counterpart.

During his press conference on Thursday — during which he announced the official extension of Ontario’s stay-at-home order until at least June 2 — the provincial leader touched on the topic yet again, and called the feds out on what he deems a “two-tiered quarantine system” that has allowed the rich to flout the rules that the rest of us have to abide by.

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TRAVEL: Discovering the Three Guianas: French Guiana, Suriname and Guyana

FEATURED ITINERARY: DISCOVERING THE HIDDEN GUIANAS

Imagine three sisters. All have similar features and a common history, but one speaks French, one Dutch, and the third English.

That, in a nutshell, is the story of The Three Guianas: French Guiana, Suriname and Guyana. The three countries are located side by side in the northeast corner of South America, all have the Caribbean Sea as a border, and all are part of the Guiana Shield, one of the only four pristine tropical forests remaining in the world. The Guiana Shield covers an area of 1.2 million square miles and also includes parts of Venezuela, Colombia and Brazil.            Continue reading

Moray House Trust: Kala Pani: migration to and indenture in British Guiana – May 5, 2021

Title:               Kala Pani: migration to and indenture in British Guiana
Date:              Wednesday 5th May 2021
Time:              5PM Guyana, New York, Toronto, 10PM UK
YouTube:      https://youtu.be/U17dAhiGLu0
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In order to commemorate Arrival Day on 5th May 2021, Moray House Trust has curated and produced a video recording of readings, poems and illustrations about migration to and indenture in British Guiana. The readings are drawn from three sources; a historian of indenture and two that are effectively eye-witness accounts from about 1870.
Here is the link to our short film (45 minutes).
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It will be available for viewing from 5PM on Wednesday 5th May 2021.
Please share and enjoy: https://youtu.be/U17dAhiGLu0
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TRAVEL: Govt grants approval for InterCaribbean Airways, FlyAllways to ply Guyana route

Minister of Public Works, Hon. Bishop Juan Edghill has said the Government has granted approval for the Turks and Caicos Islands’ InterCaribbean Airways and Suriname-based FlyAllways to operate the Georgetown route.

“We are engaging new airlines to come to Guyana. We have just approved at the level of Cabinet, two new airlines FlyAllways and InterCaribbean Airways. There are applications of other airlines that we are considering,” the Minister said.      Continue reading

TRAVEL: The Airline Industry Hasn’t Collapsed; But That’s The Only Good News

By Volodymyr Bilotkach — The Conversation

We thought things would be so much better by now.

A year ago I wrote about the future of the airline industry. Along with many other experts, I expected international air travel by this point would still be below pre-pandemic levels but well on its way to recovery.  We are not even close.

After a disastrous 2020, in which passenger traffic globally fell by two-thirds, the International Air Transport Association’s latest forecast (published in February) doesn’t expect this year’s total traffic to be more than halfway back to pre-pandemic levels. Full recovery isn’t expected before 2023.    Continue reading

VIDEO: The Unstoppable Growth of China’s High-Speed Rail Network

VIDEO: The Unstoppable Growth of China’s High-Speed Rail Network

How China out-built the world on high-speed rail. Produced by B1M – posted March 31, 2021

OPINION: Dying to reach America – from Bimini. Bahamas – By Indranie Deolall

They had left land secretly that night, watching the little light along the Bimini shoreline fade away fast, and with it any final choice of changing their minds, thinking of the short voyage ahead and the dangerous chances they were about to take, like countless others searching for the elusive better life, so far from home.      Continue reading

Guyana: Emergency supplies for St. Vincent left on Tuesday April 13. 2021

Supplies being loaded onto the vessel to be dispatched to St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

April 13, 2021. DPI Guyana Govt.

Guyana will be dispatching some 300 tonnes of emergency supplies, as its first response shipment to St. Vincent and the Grenadines, following the eruption of La Soufrière volcano last Friday and ongoing explosions and eruptions since.

The items were loaded onto a vessel docked at Muneshwers Wharf, and departed Guyana’s shores on Tuesday. The vessel should reach its destination by Friday April 16, 2021. Continue reading

Airports closed; houses collapse under the weight of La Soufriere ash – St. Lucia and Barbados affected

DIONNE BAPTISTE CREATED : 10 APRIL 2021 – Loop News

The effects of the La Soufriere volcano eruption is being felt way beyond the shores of St Vincent.

Regional airlines LIAT and Caribbean Airlines were forced to cancel flights and a thick plume of ash has blanketed St Vincent, parts of Saint Lucia and Barbados.

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