Fly Jamaica offers more options and comfort with new 767

In time for the busy Christmas travel season, Fly Jamaica Airways has put into service its newly acquired 767 aircraft. The wide bodied jet made its inaugural flight into Georgetown from New York on Friday evening and the airline is promising better service and comfort. On Saturday, Fly Jamaica Director, Roxanne Reece, told reporters at […]

Two new Land Court Judges sworn in

Attorneys Priscilla Chandra-Haniff and Nicola Pierre were sworn in as Commissioners of Title (Land Court judges) by Prime Minister Samuel Hinds at the Office of the Prime Minister, Kingston.  They will be involved in granting of prescriptive titles. Attorney Pierre boasts a Certificate of Legal Education at Hugh Wooding Law School, Bachelor of Law studies […]

Dynamic Airlines returns to the Guyana market

US based airline, Dynamic Airways returned to the Guyana market on Saturday morning (November 22, 2014) with a direct flight from New York’s JFK Airport. The flight touched down over three hours after its expected arrival time. That late arrival was blamed on a late departure from JFK which was not explained. The airline will […]

Ramotar visits East Coast communities for flood update

President Ramotar on Friday visited several communities and drainage infrastructure along the East Coast of Demerara to assess the flood situation and to also see the efforts that were being made to drain flooded areas. Grove. Georgetown and several communities along the East Coast and East Bank of Demerara were flooded on Thursday as heavy […]

Hundreds stranded as Berbice Bridge encounters problems

Hundreds of commuters were stranded on Friday night as the Berbice River bridge encountered several electrical problems that affected its ability to close after being opened for an ocean going vessel. Speed boats and a passenger barge were brought in to service to assist those left stranded. In a statement, the Transport and Harbours Department […]

Govt’s Clean Up Georgetown drive not effective -Deputy Mayor

Several parts of Georgetown remained under flood waters on Friday, more than 24 hours after heavy rainfall pounded the coastlands and the city. Businessmen and homeowners were still counting their losses. Several main city streets remained inundated with flood waters and some communities reported up to three feet of water in their areas. The Government […]

Obama unveils plan to assist undocumented immigrants avoid deportation

(NY DAILY NEWS)  WASHINGTON — President Obama announced extensive executive actions Thursday to spare nearly 5 million U.S. immigrants from deportation — making his case on sweeping moral grounds in a stirring appeal to the American character. “Are we a nation that accepts the cruelty of ripping children from their parents’ arms?” he asked. “Or […]

C’bbean Airlines pays its CEO US$33,000 per month

(Trinidad Express)  Trinidad Government ministers yesterday defended a US$33,000 (TT$211,000) monthly compensation package for Caribbean Airlines chief executive officer (CEO) Michael DiLollo, saying this was keeping with salaries paid to former CEOs and was necessary to acquire that level of expertise. Speaking during the Prime Minister’s question time in the Parliament on Wednesday, Prime Minister […]

PSC loses confidence in Government’s flood preparations and plans

The Chairman of the Private Sector Commission on Thursday said his organisation has further lost confidence in the government’s flood preparation and safeguard plans. In a statement, PSC Chairman Ramesh Persaud, fired off at the government for not having systems in place that could have guarded against the widespread flooding that several parts of the […]