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Former GDF reservist arrested for questioning into Kaieteur News grenade attack

A former Guyana Defence Force (GDF) reservist, who was wanted in connection with a grenade attack outside Kaieteur News several years ago, was arrested Tuesday night, police sources said. The police officer said Shemar Wilson was taken into custody shortly after he deplaned a Surinane Airways flight at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA). He was deported from French Guiana, ...

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Roger Khan lands in Guyana

Convicted Guyanese drug lord, Shaheed ‘Roger’ Khan was Friday night deported to Guyana. One of his Attorneys-at-law, who was at the airport, said he was “cautiously optimistic” that Khan, 47, would not be charged with any offence locally because legal advice indicates that there is nothing on which to hold him. He was escorted from the Cheddi Jagan International Airport ...

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Raised CJIA runway lights gash American Airlines tyres

More than 100 American Airlines (AA) passengers bound for the United States (US) were forced to remain in Guyana after raised runway lights slit the plane’s tyres, sources said. “The aircraft was taxiing out for takeoff. During the turn at the end of the runway the wheels struck the raised lights on the taxi way,” the source told Demerara Waves ...

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Civil Aviation to acquire modern Instrument Landing System

Pilots landing at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) are from next year expected to do so with the help of an upgraded Instrument Landing System (ILS), the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) says. The regulatory agency and Canada’s Intelcan Technosystems Inc. signed a contract for that company to install the new system to assist pilots in landing on the ...

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Cocaine-in-fire extinguisher bound for flight intercepted, 4 arrested – CANU

The Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) said Thursday it foiled a plan to smuggle cocaine in a fire extinguisher on an outgoing flight. “The suspected narcotic was unearthed concealed in a fire extinguisher believed to be destined for placement on an aircraft for an international destination at CJIA (Cheddi Jagan International Airport),” CANU said in a statement. The law enforcement agency ...

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IATA protests Guyana formula, increased airline fees

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) on Tuesday publicly protested the refusal of the management of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) to hold talks about the adverse impact of increased departure fees on airlines and passengers. The global air transport body says CJIA’s continued refusal to cooperate with IATA on both the proper calculation and implementation of such fees ...

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COPA Airlines says flight left Guyana safely

Georgetown, Guyana, April 8, 2019 – Copa Airlines Monday night said all 127 passengers and six crew members onboard Flight 255 are safe following a false report of an explosive device aboard the aircraft earlier in the day at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (formerly Timehri). Following the alarm which was raised just prior to the scheduled 14:24 hrs departure ...

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Bomb-scare on COPA flight which was scheduled to depart Guyana – authorities

Guyanese police and other authorities at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) on Monday confirmed there was a bomb-scare aboard a COPA Airlines plane that caused a delayed departure from Guyana. ‘A’ Division Commander, Assistant Police Commissioner Marlon Chapman confirmed that the law enforcement agency received a report of the threat at about 2:30 Monday afternoon. He said detectives and ...

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Harmon denies earmarking of hangar to BK International; confirms board shelved earlier decision due to expansion

The Guyana government Thursday categorically denied that the Ministry of the Presidency had ordered the transfer of a government-owned hangar to BK International but confirmed that the new Board of Directors of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) shelved a previous decision to do so because of expansion works at the airport. “The new Board of Directors would have looked at ...

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