Category Archives: Transportation

TRAVEL: New Airline- interCaribbean Airways – to serve Barbados

—  New airline to take off August 4

Published 02 August 2020 – Barbados Nation News


Barbados PM Mia Amor Mottley

Prime Minister Mia Mottley yesterday announced the arrival of interCaribbean Airways to Barbados, with flights expected to start from August 4.

She revealed that the airline, which is based in Turks & Caicos, had already started interviews for local staff.      Continue reading

BUSINESS: Air travel’s sudden collapse will reshape a trillion-dollar industry

The Economist – Business – Aug 1st 2020 edition

The pandemic has knocked the airline-industrial complex harder than it has most sectors

Like most international jamborees these days the Farnborough air show wrapped up on July 24th as a virtual event. Webinars featuring grim-faced executives were not as entertaining as noisy acrobatic displays by fighter jets. But commercial aviation’s most important showcase at least marked a point when heads began to turn away from the devastation wrought by covid-19 and towards what comes next.

As airlines sell fewer tickets, owing to pandemic travel restrictions or travellers’ fear of infection, the industry that makes flying possible faces a reckoning. Aircraft-makers will make fewer passenger jets and so need fewer parts from their suppliers. Ticket-sellers will see less custom and airport operators, lower footfall. Many firms have cut output and laid off thousands of workers. The question now is how far they will fall, how quickly they can recover, and what will be the long-lasting effects.          Continue reading

TRAVEL: Repatriation flight for Guyanese in Canada Scheduled For Friday August 14. 2020

The Government of Guyana wishes to announce it’s repatriation flight for Guyanese in Canada on Friday August 14, 2020 from Toronto to Georgetown (direct). Guyanese in Canada, who wish to be repatriated on the said flight are required to:

(1) To register with the Guyana Consulate in Toronto via telephone # 416-494-6040, 416-494-6059 or 416-494-2679 or via email : Guyanese nationals are required to provide their name, a contact telephone number and their passport number upon registering.      Continue reading

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.

TRAVEL: Caribbean Airlines applies to GCCA for flights to Ogle Airport. Guyana

COVID-19: Repatriation Flight: 98 more Guyanese return home from Trinidad

Passenger being sanitized as the disembark the Caribbean Airline flight at the Cheddi lagan International AirportDPI, Guyana, Wednesday, July 22, 2020

The most recent group of repatriated Guyanese on Wednesday breathed a sigh of relief after they touched down at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport. Many of them have been separated from their loved ones due to the coronavirus pandemic and are now happy to be back home.

Today’s Caribbean Airlines repatriation flight from Trinidad saw the return of 98 Guyanese after approval was granted by the National COVID-19 Task Force (NCTF).      Continue reading

TRAVEL: LIAT can be restructured in 90 days – Antigua’s PM Gaston Browne

Prime Minister, Gaston Browne.

Antigua and Barbuda looks set to surge ahead with plans to restructure Liat after the governments of St Vincent and the Grenadines and Barbados Monday night agreed to sell their shareholdings for $1.

Prime Minister Gaston Browne made that disclosure on Antigua’s OBSERVER on Tuesday morning (July 21, 2020) after revealing that his regional counterparts have backed his plans to reorganise the ailing carrier.

Guyana Tourism: Cowboy Country: Waikin Ranch – Rupununi

Featured Itinerary: WAIKIN RANCH. Rupununi

 3-Day Itinerary

Waikin Ranch is a working farm and cattle ranch sitting on 33,000 acres of land in the central Rupununi region.

This property has combined the passion for agriculture, animal husbandry, conservation and hospitality to create a unique and special guest experience. The ranch and its surrounding savannah and wetlands is a haven for a wide variety of species of mammals, reptiles, fish and almost 200 species of bird.

Most trips to Waikin Ranch last between two and four days and this property makes a fantastic base camp from which to explore the savannah and other attractions in the Central Rupununi.     (See itinerary details in link below)      Continue reading

HISTORY: The Arrival of the Chinese Indentured Workers in British Guiana (Guyana) – By Odeen Ishmael

HISTORY: The Arrival of the Chinese in British Guiana started in 1851

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By Odeen Ishmael

Even though the planters in British Guiana (Guyana) had expressed interest in introducing Chinese labourers since Emancipation, it was not until 1851 that such recruitment first began.

Because of the long travel distance from China, at first Chinese were not recruited since it was cheaper to transport Indians. While it cost a planter 13 British pounds to transport an Indian labourer from Calcutta or Madras, the cost was 15 pounds to transport a Chinese immigrant from any of the Chinese ports. But because of the growing need for labourers for the sugar estates, some planters decided to recruit Chinese especially during the period between 1848 and 1851 when Indian immigration was suspended.  Continue reading

TRAVEL: GUYANA: Resumption of int’l travel postponed to August 28 due to COVID-19

Photo: Guyanese returning home after being stranded overseas due to the COVID-19 pandemic. [CJIA photo]

The Ministry of Public Health has advised the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) that the reopening of the country’s airports for international travel should be shifted to August 28.

Originally, Guyana’s airports were scheduled to be opened for international travel on July 1 but due to the spike in COVID-19 cases, that timeline was postponed to August 1.

Now, authorities have disclosed that the timeline should be altered once again.      Continue reading

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