Category Archives: Transportation

Due to recent history… Govt. ups cash bond for rebranded Eastern Airlines

— Dynamic Airways was rebranded as Eastern Airlines

Rebranded: Eastern Airlines LLC

This was disclosed by the Director-General of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon during his post-Cabinet press briefing yesterday.

Harmon explained that Eastern Airlines LLC applied to the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and received approval.

The airlines requested to operate scheduled air services between John F. Kennedy International Airport and the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) using Boeing 767-200ERs and Boeing 767-300ERs aircraft.    Continue reading

Travel: Eastern Airlines gets green light for Guyana to NY route

– six months after earlier application rejected

Eastern Airlines
Eastern Airlines

Six months after an earlier application had been rejected by Cabinet, Eastern Airlines has been given the green light to operate scheduled non-stop flights between the Cheddi Jagan International Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York.

This was disclosed yesterday by Minister of State Dawn Hastings-Williams during the launch of Air Services Limited’s new routes to the Upper Mazaruni.

Hastings later told Stabroek News that the airline is expected to begin operations on December 8th.          Continue reading

GDF: Guyana Defence Force Air Wing in the 1960’s – Random Notes+ Photos

Emblem of Air Wing

GDF RANDOM NOTES ON SPECIFIC UNITS – AIR WING

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The origins of GDF Air Wing/Air Command/Air Corps. This unit was formed in November 1967 when the GDF was given two single engine Heliocourier U12 STOL aircraft.  This type of aircraft, painted black, was in use in Vietnam for “Black Ops” by US CIA/Special Operations. The GDF aircraft were painted dark green and the nose / cowlings were painted in a bright luminous red. They were familiarly called “Rudolph” after Santa’s red nosed reindeer.

The registration numbers were 8RGCU (Oct 12 1967) and 8RGCV (Oct 30 1967) Maj Neil Pullen, Royal Anglian Reg/ Army Air Corps, a UK Training Team Officer, who was the OC of the Training Wing was given the aircraft to fly.    Continue reading

Electric Cars: Volkswagen starts production of car it says is ‘accessible to millions’

Volkswagen starts factory production of electric car it says is ‘accessible to millions’
  • A ceremony held at Volkswagen’s Zwickau plant was attended by CEO Herbert Diess and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
  • Some of the automotive industry’s major players are now making moves in the electric vehicle sector.

The Volkswagen Group officially started series production of its ID.3 electric car Monday, with the German auto giant aiming to become a world leader in the growing field of e-mobility.          Continue reading

Video: Trade: Train from China to Germany travels through Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus and Poland

This train from China to Germany is amazing… view video to the end

Distance traveled is 10,214 km. It started operation on the 13th of June 2018. It’s a goods transporting train plying from China to Europe (Germany) and vice versa carrying at least 200 container carriages per trip and there are plans to increase it to 300. Traveling time is about 14 days. If it’s by ship it takes about 2 months. See this spectacular video till the end.       Continue reading

Guyana Tourism Feature: Iwokrama Surama Educational Trip

IWOKRAMA SURAMA EDUCATIONAL TRIP  – See FULL ITINERARY below

Most education-based itineraries in Guyana are customised to meet the needs of the group travelling. However, here is a sample itinerary from the Iwokrama International Centre for Rainforest Conservation that gives you an idea of what a 7-day trip could consist of:

Day 1 Georgetown – Iwokrama        

Journey by bus from Georgetown to the Iwokrama River Lodge. This is about an eight-hour trip and includes crossing the Essequibo River at Kurupukari by pontoon. On arrival at the Iwokrama River Lodge, students and professors receive an orientation and overview of Iwokrama that includes a safety talk. Overnight – Iwokrama River Lodge

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Completion of East Coast Demerara roads project now December 31, 2019

Citizens on the East Coast of Demerara will be driving in style on New Year’s Day 2020 with the completion of the East Coast Demerara Road Widening Project, according to officials of the Ministry of Public Infrastructure.

Works’ continue on the East Coast Demerara roads

The project will ensure that’s some 7.4 kilometers of road from Better Hope to Annandale being upgraded to a four-lane structure and 9.5 kilometers of the two-lane road from Buxton to Belfield being rehabilitated as well.

The Ministry of Public Infrastructure has informed that the actual upgrades to the road commenced in 2017 and were scheduled to be completed at the end of last month.      Continue reading

Linden/Lethem road construction… Govt. to start advertising for contractors

The Ministry of Public Infrastructure is preparing to start advertising for expressions of interests (EoI) for the Linden/Lethem road.
According to Minister David Patterson, the construction of the roadway will soon materialize.

The condition of the current Linden/Lethem road gets worse in the rainy season.

He made the disclosure on Thursday during a presentation to Amerindian leaders during the annual Toshaos’ conference.

“The Minister explained that several feasibility studies were undertaken to determine how viable the project was.  Continue reading

Aviation: Qatar to the Rescue – Guyana signs Aviation agreement with Qatar

By Adrian Loverage  …. in Barbados

The announcement that the Qatar Civil Aviation Authority has signed an agreement with the Government of Guyana which will permit award winning Qatar Airways to operate any number of passenger and cargo flights between the two countries, is significant more than it first appears.

It will also allow the airline to open an operation base in Guyana and fly to any other country in the region and other regions as well. Clearly this ground breaking decision is driven by Guyana’s increasingly important position being poised to become a major player in the gas and oil industry.        Continue reading

Two Guyanese – Sean and Shamiza Ally- indicted in large-scale Medicaid fraud in New York

Two Guyanese indicted in large-scale Medicaid fraud

The Ozone Park, Queens company HQ

Ally and Joza were arrested upon their arrival at JFK airport from Guyana.
Both defendants as well as a third indicted defendant, Shamiza Ally, fled the United States some months earlier. Shamiza Ally, the third indicted defendant, remains at large abroad.        Continue reading

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