Category Archives: Transportation

Warning: Canadian Permanent Residents: ‘Get your Canadian Citizenship’

This Ontario man has a warning for permanent residents: ‘Get your Canadian citizenship’

For almost 60 years, Cornelis Ruijter has lived as a permanent resident in Canada, having immigrated to the country with his 14 brothers and sisters in 1961.

The Barrie, Ont., man never bothered becoming a full Canadian citizen, but after a theft abroad left him stranded in Europe for five weeks, he has some advice for any other permanent residents.

“Get your Canadian citizenship and get your passport,” he said.         Continue reading

Commentary: Guyana’s US$150 million ugly airport blunder

Guyana’s US$150 million ugly airport blunder – By Ray Chickrie

The third deadline, December 31, 2018, for the completion of the “new and modern US 150 million” Cheddi Jagan Airport (CJIA) won’t be met and unconfirmed reports suggest it will roll into the first quarter of 2019.

Instead of the country getting a new and larger terminal, the US$150 million “expansion” project by the Chinese company, China Harbour Engineering Corporation (CHEC), will merely extend the current terminal for arrivals and “gutting and rehabilitation” of the existing terminal for departures.     Continue reading

A Message For All Of Humanity – Charlie Chaplin in movie “The Great Dictator” (1935) – video

A Message For All Of Humanity – Charlie Chaplin’s inspirational final speech in “The Great Dictator”. This video was made in 2011 to illustrate this speech made in 1935, Transcript below: 

I’m sorry but I don’t want to be an emperor. That’s not my business. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible; Jew, Gentile, black men, white.

We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s’ happiness, not by each other’s misery. We don’t want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone.

And the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way. Greed has poisoned men’s souls; has barricaded the world with hate; has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed.        Continue reading

Our Top Infographics of 2018 List – Very Revealing Information

This year, we published more than 300 posts on Visual Capitalist, getting well over 20 million views along the way. 

While all of these posts are driven by powerful visuals and data-driven content, we can only select 18 of them on our hand-picked, annual list of our best work. Below, you’ll find our Top Infographics of 2018 List, which contains some of our most popular infographics, as well as a curation of staff favorites for the year.

Important Notes:   Below are the top posts of 2018. But first, a few quick notes:

  • Images below are small preview images for each large infographic and article
  • To view any post in full, click the image or link in the text. All links open in a new tab.
  • At the end, we’ll link to some honorable mentions, as well as the year-end lists for 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
See Our Top Infographics of 2018

Fly Jamaica awarded US$4.2 million in damages against Jamaican call centre   

Fly Jamaica awarded US$4.2 million for breach of contract

(Jamaica Gleaner) Fly Jamaica Limited has been awarded US$4.2 million in damages for breach of contract against ADS Global Limited, the company that operated the airline’s call centre from 2012 to 2014.

Judgment was handed down yesterday by Justice Carol Edwards in the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court.

The airline, which began operations in 2012, claimed that ADS Global acted unlawfully by closing its call centre on May 18, 2014, without proper notice.          Continue reading

Guyanese arrested for live birds in hair rollers at JFK Airport in New York

The type of birds seized in hair rollers

According to an report, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents stopped the arriving passenger on a flight from Georgetown, Guyana.

During the course of the inspection, they discovered 70 live finches in hair rollers inside a black duffel bag.      Continue reading

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

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.

Will shrinking aeroplane toilets stop fat people flying? – commentary

The new 61cm-wide lavatories found on some US flights can free up space for six additional passengers. But some may not be able to close the toilet door

Getting smaller … aircraft toilets.

Getting smaller … aircraft toilets.

If you cannot afford to travel in any class above economy, flying generally sucks, either a little or a lot, depending on your tolerance level. But it especially sucks if you are too wide for the airline’s design.

Just getting to your seat can be a challenge, as your hips pinball from seat to seat on each side of the aisle, as if you are riding the teacups at a funfair, but with added bruising.    Continue reading

Travel: Guyana and Ghana sign air services agreement

Stabroek News – 25 November 2018

PHOTO: Minister of Aviation of Ghana, Joseph Kofi Adda and Minister within the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Annette Ferguson with the signed agreements. (DPI photo)

An air services agreement, initiating the process to facilitate directs flights between Guyana and Ghana, was inked on Friday 23 November 2018.

“With this agreement, the benefit to be derived is that we should be able to see a shorter travel time between passengers from the Caribbean, particularly Guyana to Africa,” Ferguson said.

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