KINGSTON - The Public Works Ministry has terminated a multi-million dollar sea defence contract that was undertaken by Toolsie Persaud Quarries Inc (TPQ) and suspended the contract for M&B Construction due to the companies’ unsatisfactory performance and total disregard for residents’ convenience and safety.

The subject Minister, Robeson Benn, on August 14 requested that his engineers suspend M&B’s contract until the contractor repairs a two mile stretch of road in Maria’...

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TIMEHRI - Safety of passengers and speeding were among “a laundry list of issues” candidly discussed during a meeting between the Chief Executive Officer and taxi drivers of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport Corporation (CJIAC) on August 8.

Held in the Viewing Gallery, over 30 drivers were in attendance.

The meeting came on the heels of a tragic accident that claimed the life of Roopnarine “Blinky” Sooklall on August 5. He was 43.

“We are a service orient...

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“Guyanese are warm and very friendly people,” declared Jean Todt, President of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), moments before he boarded a private jet at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport Corporation on August 9.

The FIA is the governing body for world motor sport and the federation of the world’s leading motoring organisations.

The sports racing aficionado was on a two day visit to look at initiatives to effectively tackle road safety in the c...

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TIMEHRI – Armed with a wealth of information, Cheddi Jagan International Airport Corporation employees are now ready to put their communications skills to the test.

For six days, 39 staff participated in a workshop at the airport facility’s Conference Room on how to communicate effectively in the office.

Jean Carol, Training Coordinator of the Public Service Ministry guided the CJIAC staff through the paces of using proper English and how to prepare reports and memos am...

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KINGSTON, Georgetown – Persons, who frequently use the power boat service as a mode of transportation, have the right to request the licenses of boat operators before boarding the vessels.

This is the view of Maritime Administration Department’s (MARAD) head, Claudette Rogers.

“Your life should be important to you as it is to us. We think it is absolutely necessary and we think it would only take one second of your time to ask that question, which will determine whether...

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KINGSTON, Georgetown - Minister of Public Works, Robeson Benn last Thursday began another round of visits to major civil engineering projects, now that the weather has improved somewhat to make sure that contractors are keeping good pace and that the work is of good quality.

He acknowledged that there have been criticisms about the pace of work which has been affected by the extended period of rainfall with the rainy season going into July. There were also challenges with the sup...

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KINGSTON, Georgetown – Several big buses are being contemplated in a pilot programme to determine how feasible it would be in easing the woes of Guyanese who depend on public transportation.

Hon. Robeson Benn, Minister of Public Works, made this announcement during a visit to Region 3 (Essequibo Islands/West Demerara) with his colleague Hon. Ganga Persaud, Minister of Local Government and Regional Development.

“We are bringing in some big buses to test the system…I have...

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KINGSTON, Georgetown – The Ministry’s Chief Works Officer is pleading with contractors working along the East Coast of Demerara (ECD) Upgrade Road Project to pick up the pace.

The $1B Works Ministry project commenced in March 2013, and runs for a year.

However, Chief Works Officer, Jeffery Vaughn, explained that from observations the rate in which the project is progressing “is too slow”.

“They need to work with some expediency. There are too many traffic cong...

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Two Customs officers and a supervisor of Caribbean Airlines (CAL) are among several individuals fingered in the recent 11 kilogrammes cocaine bust at the Cheddi Jagan International Corporation (CJIAC).

Additionally, a security officer attached to Secure Innovation and Concept (SIC) and a ground staff of Timehri Handling Services are also under investigation. The companies are contracted by the airline.

Last Saturday [July 26] around midday, members of the Customs and An...

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