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US-bound passengers changing planes in Trinidad must undergo security screening again

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 August 2016, 10:03 by Denis Chabrol The Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) on Wednesday confirmed that passengers travelling from the United States (US) via Port of Spain would now have to undergo screening if they are changing aircraft. The CJIA said that decision applies to everyone transiting Trinidad’s Piarco International Airport on Caribbean Airlines and ...

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Miner dies after excavator topples on him at Omai

Last Updated on Tuesday, 9 August 2016, 22:04 by Denis Chabrol A Berbician gold miner was killed Tuesday in a mining accident in the Omai area where an excavator toppled and submerged him in a pond, the Ministry of Natural Resources said. “While all the facts are still yet to be determined, reports are that an excavator was trying to ...

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Attractive pay required for key civil aviation personnel

Last Updated on Tuesday, 9 August 2016, 13:03 by Denis Chabrol The Director General-designate of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Retired Col. Egbert Field on Tuesday said creative ways would have to be found to attract highly qualified and experienced persons as part of a plan to improve the country’s international civil aviation rating.  “The attraction of personnel for ...

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Guyana conducting study on economic impact of aviation industry

Last Updated on Tuesday, 9 August 2016, 10:56 by Denis Chabrol Junior Minister of Public Infrastructure, Annette Ferguso says a study is underway to determine the economic impact of the airline industry on Guyana.  She made the announcement at: a ceremony to mark the inaugural flight of the Suriname-headquartered Fly Allways airline that will initially serve the Paramaribo- Guyana- Barbados ...

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Critchlow Labour College refuses govt subvention; Finance Minister says “we offer what we can afford”

The Critchlow Labour College (CLC) has refused an estimated GYD$15 million subvention because it was less than half of what the previous government had provided to that institution. However, Finance Minister Winston Jordan said that is all government could afford and other trade unions’ education initiatives are also receiving grants that would amount to more than GYD$30 million. General Secretary ...

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Parking Meter project on hold until City Council considers govt’s review

City Mayor, Patricia Chase Green said the parking meter project would no longer begin on September 1 to make way for the Council to consider the proposed way forward by Central Government. Councillors at Monday’s (August 8, 2016) statutory meeting were given packages containing the review and recommendations by the Attorney General, Basil Williams and the Finance Minister, Winston Jordan. ...

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President outlines three-pronged approach for protection, management of Guiana Shield

Last Updated on Tuesday, 9 August 2016, 0:18 by Denis Chabrol President David Granger Monday evening called for a three-pronged approach to be adopted for the effective protection and preservation of the Guiana Shield. The Ministry of the Presidency said that approach includes the establishment of a scientific research institute, the setting up of strong mechanisms for data and information sharing and adequate ...

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Education Ministry gets donation from Ansa McAl to help teenaged mothers

Last Updated on Tuesday, 9 August 2016, 0:23 by Denis Chabrol In support of the ‘Still I Rise: Reintegration of Teen Mothers in Education’ programme, of which the Ministry of Education is a partner, Ansa McAl Trading Limited (Guyana) on Monday donated baby pampers and wipes to the Ministry of Education. The donation will be used to help teenaged mothers who ...

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