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Guyana Politics: AFC holds Press Conference on CJIA Expansion Problems

G$30B and counting new airport and runway extension…‘New’ CJIA still lacks cargo area, office space, new parking lot, etc.

–AFC commits to releasing modified airport designs
–insists corruption is a cultural problem in Guyana

The smaller faction in the coalition government, the Alliance For Change (AFC), on

BEFORE: photo of CJIA  terminal building

Friday said it has no problem lobbying Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson, to release the modified airport designs.
The party has also admitted that Guyana faces severe challenges in the fight against corruption.

Minister of Public Telecommunications, Cathy Hughes, also Vice-Chairperson of AFC, made the comments on Friday during the party’s press conference.

The press conference was being hosted by Hughes and executive member, former Minister of Business, Dominic Gaskin.              Continue reading

Eastern Airlines, formerly branded as Dynamic Airways, denied GEO-NYC license

Government rejects application of Eastern Airlines …says the re-branded Dynamic Airways still owes GRA, CJIA …some passengers still to be refunded

The decision, announced by Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson is directly related to the financial challenges of the airlines’ former brand, Dynamic Airways which has now been re-branded Eastern Airlines.

However, Guyanese travellers are familiar with Dynamic Airways and its troubles. In July 2017, following several instances when passengers were stranded at the CJIA and the John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport, the carrier announced that it had filed a voluntary Chapter 11 petition with the United States Bankruptcy Court. Hundreds of Guyanese passengers who had made bookings to fly on the troubled airline are still to receive the payments.    Continue reading

Guyana: CJIA expansion project – Editorial by Stabroek News – 06 May 2019

– Stabroek News  – Editorial

Given its inauspicious beginnings in Jamaica and numerous questions over the scope of its works, it is meet that both the government and the opposition have agreed that the US$150m expansion of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Timehri be audited.

There has been a great deal of grandstanding and excuses by both the former PPP/C government and the current one over its progress and what was intended to be delivered. So febrile has the disputation been that the Office of the Auditor General has since signalled that it will undertake a special audit of the project. Underpinning this will be a value for money audit. 

Cheddi Jagan International Airport – Guyana

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Minister David Patterson welcomes public probe of US$150M CJIA renovation

Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson, is open to an investigation into the spending for the US$150M Timehri airport project.

The official in response to statements of former Public Works Minister, Robeson Benn, who urged Tuesday for a public probe into the circumstances which saw the project substantially modified, said that debate ongoing is healthy for Guyana.

The building at the right is the new arrivals area, built next to the old terminal.

“Finally, (Benn’s) call for an investigation is most welcome. In fact, the reason we are having this open debate on this project, is based on my belief that public procurement is exactly that – public.

“Gone are the days when the cry for “an investigation” sends shivers down the backs of public officials – we are in a more enlightened and informed age. Better has come,” Patterson said yesterday in a statement on his Facebook page.          Continue reading

Guyana: Tenders out for Lethem Airport to be Upgraded

Tender out for Lethem Airport

Lethem Airport

Guyana: Record breaking passenger movement at Airport

Guyana: Record breaking passenger movement at CJIAC

Guyana: CJIA

The first quarter of 2018 saw the highest ever recorded passenger movement through Cheddi Jagan International Airport Corporation (CJIAC).

For March, 52,729 passengers were processed compared to 43,733 in March 2017. Passenger movement for the period January to March 2018 recorded 142,781 passengers being processed as compared to 126,340 for the same period in 2017.     Continue reading

Ministry of Public Infrastructure boasts 27 major achievements in two years – Minister Patterson

Ministry of Public Infrastructure boasts 27 major achievements in two years – Minister Patterson

Min. David Patterson

Exxon, Guyana look at bringing gas ashore to generate electricity

Exxon, Guyana look at bringing gas ashore to generate electricity

By Bert Wilkinson – Caribbean Life News- NY

oil rigs and production

United States oil giant ExxonMobil and Guyanese authorities this week started two days of talks to determine whether it is feasible to run a 100-mile plus undersea pipeline bringing natural gas from its offshore wells to generate power for the Guyana Power and Light Corporation, the main state utility.

Spokeswoman Kimberly Brasington said Exxon has flown in a special team of specialists from headquarters in Texas to crunch numbers with officials in the country which is anxious to reduce dependency on fossil fuels for power generation.   Continue reading

Modern waterfront recreational areas projects nearer fruition

Modern waterfront recreational areas projects nearer fruition

Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson

The Ministry of Public Infrastructure is in the process of assessing environmental, social and economic impacts as it prepares to commence the creation, restoration and modernisation of several waterfront recreational areas.

Speaking with the Department of Public Information (DPI), Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson said after identifying and addressing those issues, the Ministry will tender for the projects and work is expected to start immediately after.      Continue reading

Guyana goes back to Dutch to solve drainage woes

Guyana goes back to Dutch to solve drainage woes

NOVEMBER 24, 2015 | BY | Government has announced a “holistic” approach to the country’s drainage and irrigation systems. Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson (centre, left) during the meeting with the Dutch Risk Reduction (DRR) Team and local engineers. Present also is Minister of Agriculture, Noel Holder.The David Granger administration, is talking with the Government of The Netherlands, which has signaled intentions to play a key role through the provision of consultancy services.

Photo: Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson (centre, left) during the meeting with the Dutch Risk Reduction (DRR) Team and local engineers. Present also is Minister of Agriculture, Noel Holder.

According to the Ministry of Public Infrastructure yesterday, Minister David Patterson met with a three-member team from the Government of the Netherlands’ Dutch Risk Reduction Team (DRR-Team). 

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