Screening procedures change for intranist passengers headed for GEO

Refined screening procedures to accelerate the process for North American passengers transiting in Trinidad’s Piarco International Airport, enroute to Guyana, on Caribbean Airlines (CAL) will come into effect Wednesday, July 6, 2016. 
Officials from Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) - headed by its Chairman of the Board, Stephen Fraser - and Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) recently met with CAL and Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority representatives to discuss the hassle passengers experienced while transiting in Trinidad.
Prior to the new screening process, in-transit passengers were subjected to an arduous security process causing, in many instances, them to scamper to board the connecting flight to CJIA.
However, from Wednesday a transit stamp will be placed the boarding passes of all Georgetown bound passengers for easy identification and priority processing through T&T’s security check point. Passengers who were screened in the United States of Americas and Canada will not have to remove their shoes during the rescreening exercise in Port of Spain.
However, if said passengers mix or come in contact with unscreened passengers, all transfer passengers will be subjected to the normal screening procedures.
Further, any duty free items over the 3.4 ounces will be handed over by passengers to the Transit desk and will be returned to passengers on the boarding of their flight to Georgetown. 
Ramesh Ghir, CJIAC’s Chief Executive Officer said he is pleased with the new development, and commended CAL for pursing options to improve its service for Guyana passengers. 

CJIA begins its Mashramani’s observations

Beautiful young women in impressive costumes and live steel pan music greeted passengers at the country’s main port of entry – the Cheddi Jagan International Airport – this morning, January 20, 2015 as part of the airport’s pre-Mashramani activities.

The Caribbean Airlines initiative saw three young ladies handing out CAL’s brand items. Kinjaz Pan Ensemble, a seven piece steel ensemble, entertained passengers and airport users for more than three hours.

Over the next two days [February 21 and 22] passengers arriving on CAL during the morning period will be in for the treat.

Meanwhile, the management of CJIA has upped its ante on its Mashramani’s observations. Apart from decorating the terminal building’s exterior, management has used local designer, Maxi Williams, to showcase two of his creations in the Arrivals Hall.

Mashramani is an annual festival that celebrates Guyana becoming a Republic in 1970. The festival, usually held on 23 February includes a parade, music, games and cooking and is intended to commemorate the "Birth of the Republic". The word "Mashramani" is derived from an Amerindian language and in translation means "the celebration after hard work". It is one of the most colourful of all the country's festivals.

This year’s theme is “One People, One Culture, One Celebration”.


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CJIA observes Mashramani.

CJIA uses young designer to promote Mashramani

This year CJIA will up the ante in its Mashramani observations.

Apart from decorating the terminal building’s exterior, management has agreed to use an upcoming local designer, Maxie Williams, to showcase two of his costumes in the Arrivals Hall.

On February 13, 2015, the Special Events staff were putting the final touches to the area.


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Mr. Williams with one of his creations.


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