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CANGO – Canada-Guyana Outreach Mission to Guyana – Report for October 19. 2018

October 19 at 10:24 PMThis Report has been prepared by CANGO

Yvonne, Cyril and Judy – part of the organizing team, have arrived safely in Guyana. Thanks to Roxanne Reece, Lawrence Kanhai, Anna French, Nadine Hing and the staff and crew at Fly Jamaica for helping us transport the wheelchairs, IV pole and numerous bags for the mission. We had a small glitch with customs when we arrived in Guyana, but eventually everything sorted itself out and after a few hours were transported to Georgetown accompanied by Delroy from the Ministry of P

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Guyana’s poor aviation safety standards affecting airlift – opinion

Guyana’s poor aviation safety standards affecting airlift

 Guyana lost its Category 1 status with the demise of Guyana Airways in 2001
GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Guyana has failed in the past two decades to comply with the International Civil Aviation (ICAO) safety requirements, and for this reason the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) has been rated by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as a Category 2.

As a result, only US-based airlines can fly nonstop between Guyana and the United States, so with the demise of Dynamic Airways two weeks ago, which provided non-stop service between Georgetown and New York City, airlift between these two cities is at an all time low. Continue reading

The Guyana Cultural Association of New York….. says THANK YOU!

The Guyana Cultural Association of New York…..says THANK  YOU!

We, the members of the Guyana Cultural Association of New York, Inc. express our sincere thanks to all who helped to make our 2015 Guyana Folk Festival season a success. There were more attendees at all of the events—the Awards Ceremony, Kwe Kwe Night, the Literary Hang and Family Fun Day. More than 11,000 attended the annual Family Fun Day 2015 in Brooklyn. This represented a 22 percent increase over 2014’s. Thank you, Brooklyn!

The increased presence of visitors from Guyana, as well as displays of art and products manufactured there made Folk Festival 2015 memorable. This year, GCA was pleased to welcome Honorable Cathy Hughes, Minister of Tourism. In addition, to hosting an exhibition on Guyana’s tourism product and showcasing Guyanese food and beverages at Family Fun Day, Minister Hughes attended Kwe Kwe Night and the Literary Hang.  Continue reading

Airfares to Guyana at an all time high again – By Ray Chickrie

Airfares to Guyana at an all time high again
September 4, 2015 – By Ray Chickrie – Caribbean News Now contributor
Caribbean_Airlines_logo-600x270NEW YORK, USA — Airfares to Guyana are again at an all-time high, despite promises by Caribbean Airlines (CAL), which controls over 75 percent of the Guyana market. For at least a year, advance booking summer and Christmas season airfares from New York to Guyana have remained above US$900, notwithstanding promises from CAL that it wouldn’t exploit the monopoly it holds over the Guyana skies.

CAL is the only scheduled airline operating from New York to Georgetown, Guyana. After Trinidad and Tobago, Georgetown is CAL’s second busiest route.   Continue reading

JetBlue eyes future Guyana market

JetBlueJetBlue eyes future Guyana market

By Ray Chickrie – Caribbean News Now contributor – August 26, 2015

NEW YORK, USA — The Guyanese public has been using Facebook and other social media outlets to lobby JetBlue to enter the Guyana market especially, since JetBlue commenced services to Trinidad, airfares from New York and Florida to that Caribbean island are as low as US$300 round trip from New York City.

A very large Guyanese community exists in the East Coast of the United States, who have faced “fly-by- night” airlines and exorbitant airfares to their native country for the past three decades. However, if JetBlue adds Guyana to its extensive Caribbean network, it could be a game changer. Continue reading

GUYANA: Capitol TV News Videos – 12 June 2015

GUYANA: Capitol TV News Videos – 12 June 2015

  • Guyana seeks outside help to curb Venezuelan aggression
  • Re Venezuela: Guyana acted correctly says Rear Admiral Gary Best
  • Transition going smooth for new Government
  • Euro money for Caribbean
  • Fly Jamaica helps out
  • Make schools safer says teachers
  • Sports

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IATA partner deems Fly Jamaica fastest growing airline in local market

IATA partner deems Fly Jamaica fastest growing airline in local market

OCTOBER 17, 2014 | BY
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Capacity within the Guyanese aviation sector is said to have grown by 12 percent in 2014, while Jamaica-based airline, Fly Jamaica, is said to be the fastest growing airline on the local scene.
According to an examination by Innovata; a partner of International Air Transport Association (IATA) involved in travel related content management and content distribution, Guyana has been featured as having a capacity of around 460,000 one-way seats offered on services involving Guyanese airports this year. This, it was reported, represents “a double-digit increase of 12 percent over the previous year.”

Both the Cheddi Jagan International Airport and Ogle International was said to have registered capacity increases when compared to 2013 figures. Ogle doubled its annual capacity, while Cheddi Jagan posted a 9.6 percent growth.

The rapid expansion, the international site indicated, results from LIAT’s decision to move all of its Cheddi Jagan operations to the Ogle airport.

Read more: http://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2014/10/17/iata-partner-deems-fly-jamaica-fastest-growing-airline-in-local-market/

 

Airlines: TravelSpan all set for mid-December return

TravelSpan all set for mid-December return

November 3, 2013 | BY  |

Guyana is on track for additional flights on the New York/Guyana route from mid-December, 

TravelSpan’s President, Nohar Singh

The company’s President, Nohar Singh, speaking with Kaieteur News on Friday November 1st, 2013  from New York, disclosed that interviews have already started to hire flight attendants with the final paperwork for permission to be submitted to the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) this week. The training for the attendants will begin on November 11.

TravelSpan’s President, Nohar Singh (right)

The additional flights would be more than welcome by Guyanese who have been facing high fares over the past year. Two airlines, Redjet and EzJet, folded spectacularly last year, leaving only Delta and Caribbean Airlines.   Continue reading

US says ‘No’ to Fly Jamaica, Caribbean Airlines direct GEO-NY flights

US says ‘No’ to Fly Jamaica, Caribbean Airlines direct GEO-NY flights

Tuesday, 01 October 2013 – Demerara Waves

The United States Department of Transportation (Dot) has denied requests Caribbean Airlines and Fly Jamaica to fly direct from Georgetown to New York, saying the carriers did not provide compelling evidence that doing so will be in the public’s interest.

“In light of these existing Georgetown-New York services and the lack of a showing by the applicants on the record that there is a truly demonstrable need for additional Georgetown-New York services, we are unable to find that the CAL and Fly Jamaica seventh freedom turnaround proposals satisfy our public interest test for the type of extraordinary authority at issue,’ states the order dated September 30.

The Guyana government had hoped that the granting of flag carrier statuses to Caribbean Airlines and Fly Jamaica would have aided those airlines in offering cheaper direct flights from Georgetown to New York.   Continue reading

Capitol News TV News videos – 23 Sep 2013

Capitol News TV News videos – 23 Sep 2013


  • City Hall says it still has a program to pull down unsafe Buildings.
  • Forde breaks his record by 14 seconds in the Courts Race.
  • Fly Jamaica awaits approval from US Authorities for direct flights between Guyana and NY.
  • A Man was held at the JFK Airport as Drugs continue to pass through CJIA.
  • Top Cop encourages residents to fight back Crime in their community.
  • The PPP General Secretary holds out that his party was never involved in the criminal enterprise.
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City Hall says it still has a program to pull down unsafe Buildings.

Posted: 23 Sep 2013 04:48 PM PDT

This building at the corners of Bourda and Robb Streets has been identified for removal by city authorities and is a major concern not only to nearby residents but stall holders as well, but according to Town clerk Carol Sooba the owners The Methodist Church of Guyana wanted to employ their own demolition crew to […]   Continue reading
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