Category Archives: Transportation

GUYANA: News Video: Guyana News Source – 6th October 2021

GUYANA: News Video: Guyana News Source – 6th October 2021

Top Stories: showing timeline on the video

  • Guyana’s economy grows by 14.5% during first six months of 2021.. @ 00.28 min
  • Moruka teenager dies after receiving Covid-19 vaccination. – Massive brain bleed @ 8.00 min
  • Over 1000 new Covid-19 cases in 5 days @ 9.00 min
  • Oxygen Plant being established at Covid-19 Hospital -@ 9.50 min
  • Police Stands by Brickdam Fire Confession @12.22 min
  • More reports of corruption in Farmers Cash Grant -@ 13.58 min
  • Guyana- Suriname Ferry to start regular service. @ 15.15 min
  • Nicaragua to receive Covid-19 Vaccines from Cuba @ 19.26 min
  • USA pauses non-immigrant visa issuance in Barbados @ 20.35 min
  • World’s first malaria vaccine given approval for rollout @ 21.30 min

Barbados Exploring Direct Trade and Air Links With African Countries

Barbados NationNews – 01 October 2021 – COLVILLE MOUNSEY

PHOTO: Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley and President of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), Professor Benedict Oramah, signing the Memorandum of Understanding at Ilaro Court., Barbados. (BGIS)

Barbados has moved one step closer to its ambitions of fostering trade with the African continent, as Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley and president of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), Professor Dr Benedict Oramah, signed a memorandum of understanding that creates the framework to explore areas of investment and interest.        Continue reading

GUYANA: Extraordinary Places – The Essequibo River – By Ian McDonald

 Stabroek News- By

As a companion volume to my planned book Portraits of Extraordinary people, I intend to add Portraits of Extraordinary Places. One such portrait follows.

Someimes my wife and I go up the great Essequibo to stay at the beautiful river-home of my brother-in-law and his wife. Not far away we share with friends a river-home of our own. In these lovely places we  have spent many of the most contented hours of our lives. We also can say we have lived in Arcady.

It is a long way from the island-scattered mouth yet the river here is like a sea miles across and the waves wild as an ocean’s when storms come and you cannot see the other shore so far away. This is one of the things I love about the Essequibo. It is a mighty force of nature.          Continue reading

TRADE: Brazilians protest, unfair practices at Lethem crossing – Block traffic

Lethem Guyana – Bonfim Brazil

– Uproar is leading to shortage of supplies in Lethem

Sep 17, 2021 – Kaieteur News – Residents of Bonfim – a small town located in Brazil just opposite the Takutu River from Lethem, Guyana – have been protesting over the last two days against what they are calling an unfair practice by the Guyanese authorities at the Lethem/Brazil border crossing. Trucks with supplies bound for Lethem stuck at the road block set up by Brazilian protestors.

They have blocked the main highway leading to the Takutu Bridge, preventing the trucks laden with basic supplies from entering Lethem.

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BUSINESS: Downtown Offices in Many USA and Canadian Cities Are Still Relatively Empty

Downtown Toronto

REPORT ON DOWNTOWN TORONTO FEATURED HERE… from BlogTO

The vast majority of Toronto office employees are still working from home, according to a cool (albeit slightly creepy) new index that tracks daily foot traffic near commercial buildings in major North American cities.

Data from global real estate advisory Avison Young’s newly-launched Vitality Index indicates that the number of people actually going into offices across Toronto every day is still 86 per cent lower on average than it was the week before the first major pandemic lockdown.      Continue reading

USA: Afghanistan: How America’s $2 trillion, Two-Decade War Ended In Chaos – Video

The Fall Of Afghanistan: How America’s $2 trillion, Two-Decade War Ended In Chaos

CNBC Report –  August 28, 2921

Twenty years of war for the United States and coalition partners in Afghanistan ended with the collapse of the Afghan government after U.S. troops withdrew from most of the country. The rapid advance of the Taliban forced an evacuation of more than 100,000 people from Afghanistan over the course of the last few weeks, and led to the deaths of 13 U.S. service members. Here’s how the fall of Afghanistan happened so quickly, and what’s next for the war-torn country.

Guyana and Suriname – Corentyne Bridge : model design agreed upon

Aug 21, 2021- DPI Guyana

Guyana -Suriname Ferry – Corentyne River link

Guyana and its sister country Suriname have settled on the model for which the highly-anticipated Corentyne Bridge will adopt.

During a joint press conference at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre (ACCC) on Thursday, Guyana’s President Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali said he and Suriname’s Head of State, President Chandrikapersad Santokhi have settled on the approach for interested companies to design, build, finance, own and operate the Corentyne Bridge.

Earlier in July, eight companies were shortlisted to build the bridge linking Guyana to Suriname.
The proposals are to be submitted on September 16, 2021, following which a joint evaluation committee will assess the bids. Subsequent to the choosing of the successful bidder, the company will have one year to conduct a feasibility study on the bridge.          Continue reading

GUYANA: Plane crash lands in swamp at Eccles backlands on way to Ogle Airport

 

– Pilot thanks God for life as passengers escape with minor injuries

Some of the rescuers on the scene

Aug 15, 2021 – Kaieteur News – A pilot, Learie Barclay, yesterday thanked God for life after the aircraft he was piloting with a co-pilot and three passengers onboard, experienced some mechanical difficulties and crash landed in a swamp located at the Eccles Backlands, East Bank Demerara (EBD).

The plane Barclay was piloting, a Britten Norman Trislander owned by Roraima Airways, had reportedly experienced mechanical difficulties as it was approaching the Ogle Airport after returning from a trip to Imbaimadai, Region Seven.          Continue reading

TRAVEL: Is Covid Being Used As An Excuse To Stop Cheap Travel? 

From red list chaos to expensive tests and complicated rules, these new restrictions are unlikely to end when the pandemic does 

Ross Clark | the Telegraph UK

It takes a lot to part us Brits from our overseas breaks. No sooner had France been removed from the “amber plus” list than queues were reported to have formed at St Pancras International station as people sought tickets for the Eurostar.

Under these revised rules, anyone holidaying in France will not have to isolate for 10 days on their return, though a family of four will still have to pay hundreds of pounds for repeated Covid tests – and they do still risk falling foul of sudden changes in rules.        Continue reading

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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