Gouveia criticises grounding of shuttles

In the wake of three recent interior air mishaps…

-cites plethora of weaknesses in aviation regime

The decision by the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority to effect a temporary suspension of interior shuttles following three recent aircraft accidents, the first and the last of which took the lives of the pilots, has elicited a strong response from one of the country’s most experienced pilots who is advocating that an improved safety regime in the domestic aviation sector depends largely on upgrading facilities and raising standards.

Stabroek Business has seen a letter written to GCAA Director Lt. Colonel Egbert Field by Roraima Airways Chief Executive  Officer, Captain Gerry Gouveia in which he repeated an earlier remark that the suspension of interior shuttles was a “knee jerk” response and went on to direct a series of withering criticisms at the local aviation regime.

Yesterday, the GCAA announced that Trans Guyana Airways has been given approval to resume shuttle flights. Roraima and other operators are still awaiting clearance…..


Syndicates awaiting official ‘green light’ on land for gold mining

Local gold mining syndicates are awaiting a commitment in writing from Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman which an official of the umbrella body administering the affairs of syndicates says should kick start operations by the groups comprising hundreds of small miners.

Value-added processing plant to be mooted at Gov’t/manufacturers roundtable

A joint public/private sector initiative to realize the setting up of a multi-purpose agro-processing plant in Guyana will be high on the agenda of the second Inter Ministerial Roundtable discourses between government and the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA), Stabroek Business has been informed.

Prospects for the industry going forward

By Raymond F. Trotz ITC Liaison, Guyana: Coconut Industry Development for the Caribbean (CIDC)   It has been almost a year since the staging of Guyana’s first Coconut Festival and there have been many queries on its outcome and possible repetition.

Students for mining, oil and gas orientation programme

At least thirty young Guyanese from various local communities will shortly be experiencing a novel learning opportunity designed to equip them with skills that will open up possible employment opportunities in the country’s mining and oil and gas sectors.

T&T financial sector pushing accelerated diversification from oil and gas

Even as Guyana becomes increasingly preoccupied with the 2020 timetable for the commencement of oil and gas recovery, the ongoing efforts of Trinidad and Tobago to diversify its economy away from the fossil fuel ought to be an object lesson for the new kid on the block as far as the fossil fuel sector is concerned.

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