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Temporary terminal opened at Cheddi Jagan International airport

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Deputy Chief Executive Officer at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) Andre Kellman, says a temporary terminal is up and running at the airport as contractors work towards completing the expansion of the facility. According the Kellman, although the terminal is still to be completed it has been used for arriving passengers since last Friday. “Both Customs ...

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Temporary terminal opened at Cheddi Jagan International airport

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Deputy Chief Executive Officer at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) Andre Kellman, says a temporary terminal is up and running at the airport as contractors work towards completing the expansion of the facility. According the Kellman, although the terminal is still to be completed it has been used for arriving passengers since last Friday. “Both Customs ...

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Mr Justice Barrow Joins the CCJ Bench

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad – Mr Justice Barrow has assumed office at the headquarters of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). President of the Caribbean Court of Justice Sir Dennis Byron, welcomed the newest judge to the CCJ bench. “I have no doubt that Mr Justice Barrow will serve the citizens of the Caribbean with fervour and with the wisdom, strength of ...

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Regional transportation to be discussed at caucus today

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart Wednesday refused to be dragged into public discussion over the vexed issue of regional air transportation. However, he told reporters covering the 38th CARICOM Heads of Government Summit in Grenada that the matter was due to be thrashed out by regional leaders behind closed doors, following concerns raised by host Prime ...

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Guyana legislators unite to address suicide epidemic

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Members of the legislature from both sides of the house met with representatives from the United Nations, the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday in a bid to find solutions to the suicide epidemic plaguing Guyana. “This time I believe we are all focused on one issue here today and ...

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PM Browne issues stinging criticism of Grenada PM

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Prime Minister Gaston Browne has described Grenada Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell as having “a compulsive obsessive desire” to dissolve the West Indies Board (WICB). In a strongly worded statement in which Browne did not call his Grenada counterpart’s name, Browne also accused Mitchell of publicly violating the committee among CARICOM leaders with his comments at ...

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Antigua PM leaves Caricom meeting abruptly

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – Prime Minister Gaston Brown has prematurely ended his time at the 38th regular meeting of the Conference Heads of Government currently underway in Grenada. Director General of Communications Maurice Merchant says “the Prime Minister is indeed back on the island to address matters of state”. Merchant told Antigua News Room that “the Prime Minister would have ...

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St Vincent PM disagrees with CARICOM Chairman on LIAT

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves Wednesday publicly disagreed with his Grenadian counterpart Dr Keith Mitchell on the financial problems facing the regional airline, LIAT and again appealed to regional governments to invest in the Antigua-based company. But Gonsalves, who is also the chairman of the shareholder governments, told the Caribbean Media ...

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Canadians know their fate today

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Two Canadian men will know their fates Wednesday after pleading guilty to several drug offences committed at one of this country’s main ports of entry. Austin Clifford Acheson, 22, and Elvis Hermiz, 20, pleaded guilty to possession, possession with intent to supply, trafficking and importation of cannabis. The drugs were found in their luggage after they arrived ...

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Canadians know their fate today

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Two Canadian men will know their fates Wednesday after pleading guilty to several drug offences committed at one of this country’s main ports of entry. Austin Clifford Acheson, 22, and Elvis Hermiz, 20, pleaded guilty to possession, possession with intent to supply, trafficking and importation of cannabis. The drugs were found in their luggage after they arrived ...

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