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TRAVEL: Fly Jamaica still owes Guyanese millions in refunds since 2019


However, the discussion quickly evolved into one that saw the travel agents lodging complaints with the minister and the Director-General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Egbert Field, about the failure of airlines to process cash refunds.

The meeting took place at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre (ACCC).      Continue reading

Guyana airlift increases as additional airlines enter the market

Guyana airlift increases as additional airlines enter the market
Published on October 26, 2015 – By Ray Chickrie  – Caribbean News Now contributor

COPA Airlines

GEORGETOWN, Guyana– A decade ago, Guyana was only served by a few airlines. Today that number has more than doubled, and airlines have also increased their frequency on existing routes in recent weeks. Moreover, more international carriers are set to enter the Guyana market in the near future.

Due to high demand for its superior service, Star Alliance member, COPA Airlines of Panama, which entered the Guyana market just over a year ago, is adding two additional flights to Guyana from its Panama hub in December. With two additional flights on Wednesdays and Saturdays, COPA will double its frequency to four weekly.
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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

GUYANA: Capitol TV News Videos – 16 June 2015

Capitol TV logoGUYANA: Capitol TV News Videos – 16 June 2015

  • Ramjattan concerned about Police links to extra-judicial killings
  • Ramotar shifts blame for running down sugar industry
  • Sugar workers seek credit union funds from GAWU
  • Guyanese footballer nabbed with cocaine in the US
  • Hope Canal begins flushing excess water from Conservancy
  • Guyanese pilot retires from LIAT
  • Charitable organization seeks to help poor
  • Sports

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Where next for LIAT? – the Caribbean’s Regional Airline

Where next for LIAT? – the Caribbean’s Regional Airline

LIAT planePublished on April 8, 2015 – Caribbean News Now – By Ken Richards

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) — It may be hyperbole to suggest that the future of regional airline LIAT is ‘up in the air’ at the moment; however, recent outrage expressed by Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne over an alleged plan to replace LIAT with a new airline in which Barbados would have a leading role, is fuelling speculation about where next for LIAT, the airline that has served the region for more than 50 years.

St Vincent and the Grenadines opposition leader Arnhim Eustace said he is very concerned about the situation because LIAT plays a key role in regional travel and the tourism industry.
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One scapegoat does not fix LIAT or Caribbean Airlines – Commentary

One scapegoat does not fix LIAT or Caribbean Airlines – Commentary
Published on September 23, 2013 – Caribbean News Now
By Robert MacLellan

Some might believe that, for the second time in only three years, Captain Ian Brunton has been made a scapegoat by the board of directors of a Caribbean airline company – fired as CEO of Caribbean Airlines Limited in late 2010 and, last week, he resigned as CEO of LIAT.

Indisputably, the overall operation of LIAT has continued to be disastrous during the last four months but so has the marketing / PR / communications function and yet the senior management there appears unchanged going forward. More importantly, the chairman, Jean Holder, and the LIAT board — which has authorised the strategy, business plan, operating budget and bank loans underlying the recent chaos and financial uncertainty – also appear unchanged going forward.     [Read more]

Capitol News –TV News Videos -18 Sep 2013

Capitol News –TV News Videos -18 Sep 2013

  • AFC says it will continue to sideline Minister Rohee since the increase in crime speaks to the lack of proper leadership
  • Rear Admiral Gary Best given a grand send off as he retires from the Guyana Defense Force
AFC says it will continue to sideline Minister Rohee since the increase in crime speaks to the lack of proper leadershipPosted: 18 Sep 2013 04:13 PM PDTCrimes recorded by the Guyana Police Force are increasing and the business community in most cases continues to feel the brunt of this social problem. Recent figures published by the Police have shown that already for this year, close to 92 murders were recorded when compared with last year.  That is a four percent increase. […]
 Rear Admiral Gary Best given a grand send off as he retires from the Guyana Defense Force    Posted: 18 Sep 2013 03:38 PM PDTOutgoing Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force Rear Admiral Gary Best handed over the leadership of the GDF to new Chief-of-Staff  Brigadier Mark Phillips. Best is retiring from the army after serving the institution for over three decades with the latter part of his tenure as Head of the GDF. In his parting address Best […]
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