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Dear Sir: In her presentation to the nation's budget debate in Parliament on the evening of August 20, 2015, opposition PPP Member of Parliament, Ms Gail Teixeira, erroneously claimed that the Guyana Consulate in New York has been taken over by the APNU Group in New York. She also claimed that the group is running the 50th Independence Anniversary Celebration planning committee in New York. As she made this false claim, I heard one of her colleague PPP MPs repeatedly…
By Ray Chickrie Caribbean News Now contributor NEW YORK, USA -- The Guyanese public has been using Facebook and other social media outlets to lobby JetBlue to enter the Guyana market especially, since JetBlue commenced services to Trinidad, airfares from New York and Florida to that Caribbean island are as low as US$300 roundtrip from New York City. A very large Guyanese community exists in the East Coast of the United States, who have faced "fly-by- night" airlines and exorbitant…
By Ray Chickrie Caribbean News Now contributor PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- From all indications in Paramaribo and monitoring its online booking site, Surinam Airways (SLM) will end its trial run to Orlando, Florida, from Paramaribo via Georgetown, Guyana, on October 1, and recommence service on that route in December. SLM initiated the route as a trial run to ascertain the market and plan future expansion if its profitable. The state-owned company is under renewed pressure to end heavy financial loses. The…
By Dr David Hinds Many supporters of Guyana’s governing coalition have been calling on the government to move more quickly against alleged instances of corruption in the previous government. Some are also dismayed that many operatives of the PPP still hold top positions in the government. This is understandable. The instances of corruption, which have thus far been made public by the government has confirmed in the minds of many that there is more in the mortar. The logic of…

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