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Five escape unhurt in plane accident

The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) is probing the flipping of a  light aircraft at Bath Settlement while taking off from an airstrip at Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice. Air Services Limited (ASL) said the accident involving a Cessna 206 aircraft registered as 8R-GMA occurred at about 5:45 PM. The domestic airline said no one was injured. “The   five occupants ...

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Guyana, Caribbean Airlines resolve dumping of duty free purchases; CJI Airport lifs threat to ban airline

Officials of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, the Chairman and Executive Management of Caribbean Airlines and representatives from the Civil Aviation Authorities of Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago met in Guyana today to explore solutions to the issue currently affecting transit passengers who purchase duty free.    The duty free issue arose as Caribbean Airlines is an international air carrier, ...

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Guyana accuses CAL of rejecting solution to duty free purchase row

Guyana on Sunday strongly refuted claims by Caribbean Airlines Limited (CAL) that Guyanese duty free rum purchases made at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) were being seized from transiting passengers in Trinidad in keeping with security requirements by that country and the United States’ (US) Transportation Security Administration (TSA). A top official of Guyana’s aviation sector laid the blame ...

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Parking meters on hold; govt asks for contract after councillors insist on best deal for City

Guyana’s Minister responsible for Local Government, Ronald Bulkan on Sunday said the Georgetown City Council would be asked to halt the parking meter project while central government ensures that there is transparency and that the municipality rather than the investor earns the bulk of revenues “There is significant moral and financial consideration to request of the council to stay their hand until ...

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UG mulls new, increased fees

The cash-strapped University of Guyana (UG) is set to increase existing fees and possibly introduce new charges and ask government to amend tax laws to allow for individuals to make donations, according to the institution’s newly-appointed Vice Chancellor, Professor Ivelaw Griffith. “We will have to have a conversation about how much but we will have to have a graduation fee,” ...

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Guyana’s major airport threatens to ban Caribbean Airlines over duty free issue

Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) is threatening to ban Caribbean Airlines Limited (CAL) from flying to and from that airport unless it sticks to an agreement that allows Guyanese travelling to other destinations to take their duty-free purchases with them. ‎ Minister responsible for Civil Aviation, David Patterson explained that the CJIA has written to the Trinidad and Tobago-owned ...

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Crackdown on fake Aji; authorities warn it’s bad for your health

The Food and Drug Department has been seizing fake  Aji-No-Moto which is of a different colour and is being sold cheaper than the original product and bad for consumers’ health. The Department of the Government Analyst says it has since seized and removed the counterfeited Ajinomoto from several stalls and supermarkets in the lower East Coast area, but was recently ...

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Possible rebirth of AFC at City Hall, says Henry Jeffrey; Kissoon disagrees, says it’s “council dynamics”

Political analyst, Dr. Henry Jeffrey believes that the diverging views of Georgetown Mayor Patricia Chase-Green and Deputy Mayor Sherod Duncan on the intended parking meter project signals a possible rebirth of the Alliance for Change (AFC), at the level of the City Council – a view opposed by Freddie Kissoon. “It could possibly be a rebirth of the AFC to keep themselves ...

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