Category Archives: Transportation

COVID Travelogue: My Escape From Pandemic Chaos In The U.S. – By Elena Christopoulos | Now

Having lived in LA for many years now, I had never felt such a strong urge to seriously get the Heck out of Dodge

Elena Christopoulos | Now

After making the difficult decision to leave the U.S. and return home to Canada amidst a global pandemic, my husband and I flew from Los Angeles to Toronto on December 1. 

I was burnt out and desperately wanted to see my family, as well as enjoy the comfort of home after working for what seemed like a decade on the U.S. election. I’m sure many of you can relate, no matter where you are and what 2020 has thrown at you.    Continue reading

Guyana: US$20M Courtyard by Marriott Hotel Marriott hotel to be built at CJIA

A conceptual design of the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel to be built at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport

A conceptual design of the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel for the Cheddi Jagan International Airport

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Developers are expected to break ground next February for a US$20 million Marriot-branded hotel within the confines of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) compound at Timehri and which plans to cater to airport and airline staff.

The six-storey Marriott Courtyard with 140 rooms and amenities is anticipated to be open by 2023 at the location that currently houses the Lotus Restaurant at the airport.

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TRAVEL: JetBlue touches down at CJIA with 150 passengers non-stop from NYC

Jet Blue Airbus 321neo

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At approximately 10.03 pm  on December 11, 2020 JetBlue officially commenced nonstop service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan International (CJIA) with the first roundtrip flight arriving back in New York on December 12, 2020.

The new service operates up to four times weekly on JetBlue’s Airbus A321neo aircraft.

One hundred and fifty passengers were on board JetBlue’s first official flight to Guyana, according to a release from CJIA.    Continue reading

TRAVEL: Regional carrier LIAT Back In Operation to seven destinations

December 1, 2020  -Pride News

Antigua and Barbuda (Tuesday, December 1, 2020) — Sub-regional carrier, LIAT, resumed its commercial services, on November 30, 2020 by providing services to a limited number of destinations and routes.

“The airline will operate flights, 5 days per week, to 7 destinations across the LIAT network. The seven destinations are: Antigua, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St Lucia, St Kitts, and St Vincent,” the airline revealed in a November 25 press release.            Continue reading

USA: Why American public transit is so bad | 2020 Feature – VIDEO

USA: Why American public transit is so bad | 2020 Election

Most Americans have no choice but to drive. How do we change that?

In the middle of the 20th century, the US government made a decision that would transform American cities: It built a huge system of interstate highways, many of which went right through the downtowns of its biggest cities.        Continue reading

GUYANA: Man wanted in connection with Belgium coke seizure; broker arrested

What Belgian authorities found.

Nov 07, 2020 – Kaieteur News – As the Belgian authorities continue their probe, local investigators have arrested a broker and are looking for a businessman who is said to be a person of interest in one of biggest drug bust of that European country.

The probe is involving the Belgian authorities, the US’ Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Guyana’s Customs Anti Narcotic Unit (CANU).    Continue reading

TRAVEL: Virgin Atlantic; other airlines apply to fly to Guyana; two hotels near CJIA proposed

Aviation Minister Juan Edghill on Wednesday November 4, announced  that the United Kingdom-headquarterd airline, Virgin Atlantic, is among several carriers that have applied to fly to Guyana.

Mr. Edghill hoped that the new Board of Directors of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) would eventually greenlight that application fir Virgin Atlantic to begin scheduled flights to Guyana.    Continue reading

China vs USA: China’s Focus On Infrastructure vs US Military Spending – By Shaun Rein -Video

China vs USA: China’s Focus On Infrastructure versus US Military Spending – By Shaun Rein -Video

China has built a network of high speed railway tracks that connect all cities with over one million inhabitants. These trains can travel up to 350 km/hour thus reducing the time for commuting. They are now building trains using maglev technology to double their speed and further reduce the time it takes to travel between their major cities.  Continue reading

VIDEOS : DRIVE IN 50 CITIES: We can still travel while staying home…..

DRIVE IN 50 CITIES – Driving thru Big Cities Worldwide…. Fascinating !

We can still travel while staying home. 

You can set the speed of the vehicle, street noise and music. Or turn off the music and listen to the street noise. 

 You can drive in 50 cities around the world and spend as much time in any one of them while “driving”.          Continue reading

Caribbean Airlines Expands: Three weekly flights between Barbados and Ogle, Guyana

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