[Guyana]ASL wants to meet with wife of missing cargo handler

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[Guyana]ASL wants to meet with wife of missing cargo handler

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[Guyana] ASL wants to meet with wife of missing cargo handler
– says company wasn’t aware he had a wife or dependents
May 5, 2015

THE management of Air Services Limited (ASL) has stated that “at no time was ASL advised that Mr. Bisnauth, either formally or informally, (had) a wife or dependents, nor was the company aware of any visits by family members while he was in our employ.”In a press statement the airline stated that “the management of Air Services Limited (ASL) has noted an article posted by Inews Guyana on Monday 22nd April under the heading “Wife of missing Air Services cargo handler speaks out, says never contacted or offered help.”

Columnist Freddie Kissoon in his Kaieteur News column of April 26, 2015 also dealt with this story. Neither writer made any attempt to contact ASL for a comment or verification, the company said.

It has indicated also that it is now over four months since the ASL aircraft 8RGHE went missing on 28th December, 2014 and at no time during this time was ASL contacted by anyone claiming to be the wife of the missing employee, Dave Bisnauth.

“There was just one telephone call from someone purposing to be the husband of his stepdaughter but that person never responded to the request of our Personnel Manager to meet with us.”

Dave Bisnauth worked as a loader with ASL at our Mahdia airstrip for several years, the company stated. “At no time was ASL advised that Mr. Bisnauth, either formally or informally, (had) a wife or dependents, nor was the company aware of any visits by family members while he was in our employ. We are, however, aware that prior to joining us, he was in touch with a sister who lives in Mahdia.”

ASL only learnt of a ‘wife’ from the Inews item which stated that she came forward after she noticed that a billboard asking for support to continue a private search was removed from its Main Street location.

A Stabroek News article on January 20th announced the calling off of the search by the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), and quoted Bisnauth’s sister Nalini, as voicing her disappointment at the decision, the company related via their statement.

ASL would like to also note that they have been in touch with members of the family of the missing pilot Nicky Persaud and has met with them, making them aware of arrangements that ASL has in place for families of employees whose lives are lost in the line of duty.

However, Ms. Anjanie Gouden is asked to contact our Personnel Manager at our Ogle Airport offices.

Only recently this publication reported that the private search by the family of the pilot of the missing Britten Norman Islander, bearing the registration number 8R-GHE, which disappeared around midday on December 28, 2014, has completed their phase one search and will commence phase two shortly.

An Air Services Limited (ASL) aircraft transporting cargo from Mahdia to Karisparu, Region Eight (Potaro/Siparuni) reportedly went off grid around noon on December 28. The Britten Norman Islander, bearing the registration number 8R-GHE, had two persons onboard at the time, the captain, Nicky Persaud, 27, and cargo loader, Mr. David Bisnauth, 51. Immediately after the spot tracker went dead, a search and rescue mission was established but after one month without success, the search was called off.

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