Guyana’s main port of entry, the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) has recorded a significant boost in passenger traffic during the 50th Independence Anniversary celebrations.CJIA records an 80.3% increase in passenger arrivals for Jubilee monthAccording to the Airport’s Statistics Department, there was an 80.3 per cent increase in passenger traffic at the CJIA at the end of last month when compared to May 2015.The data shows that some 27,353 passengers arrived last month compared to 15,173 passengers for the same period in 2015.Meanwhile, figures for the year to date, that is, from January to the end of May, have revealed that there was a 15 per cent increase in passenger arrivals compared to 2015, with a total of 102,110 passenger arrivals, while total passenger movement during the five-month period was recorded as 206,965.The CJIA noted that the large influx of passengers was credited to Guyana celebrating its Jubilee anniversary as an independent nation on May 26, 2016. A plethora of events were organised leading up to the momentous day hence the high influx of passengers during that month.Commercial airlines such as Caribbean Airlines, Dynamic Airways, COPA, Surinam Airways, Fly Jamaica and Insel Air all recorded surges in passenger movement for the month.CJIA’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Ramesh Ghir disclosed that the Airport’s stakeholders partnered with management to guarantee a smooth arrival process.
The Club will also host their annual Icebreaker Tournament on May 5th. The entrance fee for the 18 hole tournament is $30 for members and $50 dollars for non-members. Dinner and Prizes are included in the tournament.The driving range opens Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. Taylor, B.C. – After a long winter season, Lone Wolf Golf Club is set to open its driving range on Tuesday.After Tuesday, the driving range will be open every day from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The club’s restaurant will also be open during the same hours.Lone Wolf opened last year on April 7th. They stayed open for one week but had to close down for ten days due to a big dump of snow over Easter.- Advertisement -Lone Wolf would have opened on Monday as the snow was starting to leave, but flooding caused the range to remain closed. Marketing and Events Coordinator L.J. Lawson hopes that the golf course itself will open in the next week.“It’s going to be good, its like any year. When we normally see water, we’ve seen water. its just got to melt and we’ll have the maintenance crew get out there and get ready to open.” Lawson said about the condition of the course.Part of Lone Wolf’s plans for the summer include offering a new golf pass called the Dew Sleeper Pass. The pass costs $500 and gives you unlimited golf with a golf cart as long as you tee of before noon on a weekday. Lawson explained the pass was created for residents who work during the evenings but would still like to get on the course.Advertisement