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Daily Archives: December 21, 2016

Guyana scores 64% on compliance for international aviation rating

Guyana’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has scored 64% from an audit assessment facilitated by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), according to the local aviation body’s head, Egbert Field. This marks an increase considering Guyana’s previous score of 44%. Field told Demerara Waves Online the CAA “fell down a little in the audit because we did not have enough expertise.” ...

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Opposition Leader releases names of nominees for new GECOM Chairman

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday released the names of the six nominees for new Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). He said the names were submitted to President David Granger earlier Wednesday after extensive consultations with civil society organisations. They are Governance and Conflict Resolution Consultant Lawrence Lachmansingh, Business Executive Ramesh Dookhoo;  former Chief of Staff of the ...

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Full surveillance of Guyana’s airspace expected in 2017, says head of Air Navigation Services

Guyana will soon be able to fully monitor its airspace, according to the Civil Aviation Authority’s Air Navigational Services Director, Rickford Samaroo, who said the 2017 allocation of $350M will aid in the installation of four other navigational stations. Those stations, according to Samaroo, are to be located at Port Kaituma, Kamarang, Kaieteur, and Annai. Already, the Timehri surveillance system, ...

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Dynamic Airways Guyana operations to be reviewed, to determine way forward- Civil Aviation authority

Guyana’s Civil Aviation Authority will be reviewing the operations of Dynamic Airways in Guyana in order to find an effective way forward, according to CAA’s  Director- General, Egbert Field. He said the aviation body is awaiting a report from Dynamic Airways on the Georgetown and New York weekend delays affecting some 400 passengers. “To give definitive answer as to what ...

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CAL, Fly Jamaica planes at CJIA accident still under investigation- Civil Aviation head

Investigations are still ongoing in the recent accident at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport where an incoming Caribbean Airlines plane clipped the tail of a parked Fly Jamaica plane, according to head of the Civil Aviation Authority, Lt. Col. (Ret’d) Egbert Field. “The investigation is still ongoing and the Accident Investigation Group is actively proceeding with that investigation,” Field told ...

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Vandalism will trigger parking meter alarms; paid parking begins on January 9

Despite lingering opposition to the introduction of parking meters in Georgetown, the company – Smart City Solutions (SMS)- on Wednesday said it was prepared for vandals because the high-tech meters will trigger alarms remotely on impact. Amir Oren Managing Director of Business Development (Global Operations) sought to dispel concerns about vandalism because none of the meters would contain cash. “It ...

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