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CJI Airport silent on cause of water disruption resulting in unflushed toilets

The Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) Thursday morning remained silent on the cause of water disruption that resulted in many unflushed and dirty toilets, even as the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) did not take any blame for the problem. “On January 8th 2019, CJIA’s water supply was disrupted resulting in the terminal buildings being out of water for several hours. ...

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Caribbean Airlines’ JFK-Guyana passengers suffer 5-hour delay after death aboard

A passenger aboard a Guyana-bound Caribbean Airlines (CAL) flight died, forcing the flight to divert to Puerto Rico and causing other passengers to suffer a more than five-hour delay to their destination, sources said. The CAL BW521 flight left New York at 7:06 a.m. but the passengers destined for Guyana did not reach their final destination until 10:05 p.m. That ...

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Too much rum-drinking at regional festivals -Tourism Director-General

The Director-General of the Department of Tourism, Donald Sinclair on Thursday called for less rum-drinking and a greater focus on culture at festivals across Guyana’s ten administrative regions. He issued the call at a regional tourism forum at which regional tourism committee representatives presented their reviews for 2019 and were informed about plans for 2020. “Too many festivals are just ...

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BREAKING: JetBlue flying to Guyana from next April

JetBlue on Tuesday announced it is again expanding its large Latin America and Caribbean network with new nonstop service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan International Airport (GEO). Flights will operate daily on JetBlue’s new A321neo aircraft beginning April 2, 2020 with seats available for purchase in the U.S. starting today. “Guyana service ...

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American Airlines, CJIA differ on notice to pilots about temporary runway lights

American Airlines (AA) and Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) on Wednesday differed about whether a notice was ever issued to pilots about a temporary lighting system at the airport that damaged the wheels of one of AA’s planes. ‘The cable appears to be part of a temporary runway light solution which was not visible to the crew and no ...

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Guyana unlikely to pay hefty guaranteed subsidy to LIAT; will remain on regional schedule after restructuring

Guyana is not expected to pay a huge guaranteed subsidy to the Antigua-headquartered regional airline, LIAT (1974) Limited because a significant number of travellers continue to fly to and from this destination, an airline spokesman said Monday. The disclosure was made even as Barbados indicated that it was willing to sell its shares in the cash-strapped regional carrier that serves ...

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