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Daily Archives: November 29, 2016

Fly Jamaica updates flight schedule following incident at Guyana airport

Customers of Fly Jamaica Airways Ltd. can now view the airline’s updated flight schedule for November 29th and 30th at, in the wake of an incident Tuesday morning that resulted in its tail cone being ripped off. At approximately 07:20 hrs this morning at Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) in Guyana, Fly Jamaica Airways’ B767-300, which was parked at ...

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Likely breach of procedure caused aircraft mishap at Cheddi Jagan Int’l Airport

The incident that led to the damage of two aircraft owned by Caribbean Airlines and Fly Jamaica early Tuesday morning appeared to have been caused by an alleged breach of air-side directive at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), according to well-placed sources. Demerara Waves was reliably informed that the Airport Directive specifically states that “no large aircraft should taxi ...

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Private Sector, GAWU react sharply to 2017 National Budget

The Private Sector Commission (PSC) on Tuesday gave a mixed reaction to the 2017 National Budget, saying the reduced Corporation Tax will help stimulate production but adjustments to the Value Added Tax (VAT) amounted to a mockery. With consumers now being asked to pay a 14 percent VAT on water and electricity if their monthly bills are more than GYD$1,500 ...

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Gov’t announces $50M innovation fund for youth

Although the criteria has not yet been finalised, Finance Minister Winston Jordan announced during his 2017 budget speech that $50M will be placed into a Youth Innovation fund (YIF). “This fund will provide a financing platform to launch exceptionally innovative ideas,” Jordan said in the House, “harnessing the energetic and creative minds of our young people.” Jordan hopes the criteria ...

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