Man placed on $30,000 for threatening behaviour

first_imgA man was on Wednesday fined $30,000 for threatening another man when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts. Rawle Robertson denied that he threatened Eon Croft on April 17, 21 and 23, 2018, thereby breaching a bond to keep the peace.The man told the court that he along with Croft should be fined as both of them were threatening and cursing each other.However, Magistrate Fabayo Azore placed Robertson on $10,000 for each of the three offences and he is expected to return to court on May 2.last_img

GCAA installs new Board

first_imgWith the appointment of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority’s (GCAA) new nine-member Board, the local aeronautics industry is expected to see further improvement. The Board was installed this morning at the GCAA’s head office in Kingston, Georgetown.Seated from left: Chairman of GCAA, Lieutenant Colonel retired, Lawrence London; and Minister within the Public Infrastructure Ministry Annette Ferguson flanked by members of the newly installed GCAA BoardAt the installation ceremony, Minister within the Public Infrastructure Ministry, Annette Ferguson recalled the significant achievements the Authority has made in the last two years.“The level of compliance has risen from 44.4 per cent to 64.6 per cent. By virtue of us improving in that area, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has recognised these vast improvements we made over those last few years… Millions were expended in the last two and half years on training”, Minister Ferguson is quoted by the Department of Public Information (DPI) as saying.Other successes highlighted include the installation of a new simulator at CJIA, additional manual training and the move from issuing manual pilot licences to ‘modernised’ ones.Alluding to the recent misfortune with the Cuba aircraft which took the life of over 100 persons, the Minister lauded the Director General and team for taking the decision not allow the aircraft to fly out of Guyana due to its noncompliance.Minister Ferguson charged the new Board to continue to work together, to ensure that the working environment is one free from discrimination and victimisation and strive towards a 90 per cent and above compliance level.GCAA’s Director General, retired Lieutenant Colonel, Egbert Field said the new Board with the help of the Government and Chairman will support GCAA in “soaring higher” amidst challenges.“The imminent oil production has created a lot of activity when it comes to the aviation industry. The expanded CJIA with its extended runway and our own domestic aviation continues to grow as the gold price rises.  So, it’s a tsunami ahead of this authority but I’m up to the challenge”, Field stated.Chairman of GCAA, (rtd) Lieutenant Colonel Lawrence London committed to enhancing the aviation sector. He stressed that the new Board’s new mission is to make sure the ‘skies are safe.’Other Board members include Kenneth Jordan, Egbert Field, Courtney Byrne, Duke Pollard, Ramesh Ghir, Sadie Amin, Sharon Beverly and Leon Castello.last_img read more