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Passengers threaten to sue Caribbean Airlines as flights to Guyana resume; TT court orders pilots to end sick-out

Even as Caribbean Airlines Limited (CAL) resumed flights on some routes after pilots began trickling back to work following a court order, at least three United States (US)-based Guyanese on Monday said they would sue the carrier for failing to fly them out of Guyana on Sunday after cockpit crews reported sick. Guyana’s Aviation Minister, Juan Edghill said CAL commenced ...

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Burke fires back at Jagdeo’s plan to “embarrass” participants at US Conference on discrimination in Guyana

New York-based Guyanese opposition political activist Rickford Burke has fired back at Guyana’s Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo’s plan to go after participants at a conference on alleged racial and political discrimination against Afro-Guyanese that is expected to be headlined Democratic Leader in the United States House of Representatives, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries Mr Jagdeo clearly expressed his disgust at plans by ...

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Guyana watching impact of Caribbean Airlines’ pilots sickout

The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) is paying keen attention to what appears to be a sickout by Caribbean Airlines Limited’s (CAL) pilots that on Sunday grounded all of that carrier’s flights. CAL’s international, regional and domestic flights, including those to and from Guyana, have been canceled. The airline said on Sunday that the pilots reported sick about three hours ...

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Probe alleged gold smuggling, other transnational accusations against city businessmen

The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Friday called for Guyanese authorities to conduct a thorough investigation into allegations that a major city business was allegedly involved in gold smuggling, money laundering and other transnational crimes. Nazar ‘Shell’ Mohamed and his son Azruddin Mohamed are on record as denying such allegations and calling on the United Kingdom-headquartered Reuters news agency to ...

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Norton slams gov’t over demolition of houses at Plastic City; Jagdeo says “tough” decisions for development

Opposition Leader Aubrey Norton on Thursday condemned the Guyana government for turning a blind eye to the plight of residents of Vreed-en-Hoop Jetty/Plastic City whose houses were being demolished to make way for a nearby shore-base that is being constructed, but Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo said generally at times hard decisions have to made. “It was pointed out that long-standing ...

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Trinidadian businesses buying imports with Guyana’s foreign exchange

Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday said Trinidad and Tobago businesses have found a solution to the prolonged foreign exchange shortage in their homeland by buying their imports through Guyana and shipping them to Port-of-Spain. “We notice a trend here is that some Trinidadian companies are procuring large quantities of goods for their businesses in Guyana and in Trinidad and ...

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No decision on restart of mining at Chinese Landing but govt backs majority of residents

Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday stressed that gold mining has been halted in Chinese Landing in the interest of the majority of residents there, but he could not say definitively whether the greenlight would be given for that activity to resume. However, the Vice President could not immediately say whether government would approve the resumption of mining in that ...

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Caribbean media underperforming; “social justice” gap must be filled – CDB President

The President of the Caribbean Development Bank, Dr Hyginus ‘Gene’ Leon says media in the region are not performing effectively, for instance, in the areas of helping people to cope with natural disasters and address crime. “In small, vulnerable states, Caribbean media are particularly important to support relief and recovery efforts as well as disaster mitigation. But I fear the ...

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Constitution must be used to ensure African Guyanese benefit from wealth- Nigel Hughes

Guyanese have a constitutional right to be protected from competition and that supreme law should be amended to provide a breakdown of the award of contracts and licences as part of efforts to meaningfully address historical economic disadvantages that African Guyanese are facing, according to political and social activist Attorney-at-Law Nigel Hughes. In his feature presentation at Cuffy250’s 2023 State ...

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New water well for Wauna, Region One

More than 900 residents of Wauna, Region One (Barima-Waini) and surrounding areas are expected to receive reliable potable water from September when the drilling of a new well is expected to be completed, the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) said. Minister of Housing and Water, Collin Croal, who visited the site to inspect the works this week, said the well is ...

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