[Guyana] Roraima Airways plans major investments

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[Guyana] Roraima Airways plans major investments

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Roraima Airways plans major investments to match Marriott, CJIA
Latchman Khamraj
November 22, 2012

At the celebration of Roraima Airways’ 20th anniversary at Duke Lodge in Kingston, its founder Jerry Gouveia announced plans for major investments to support the future growth and prosperity of the rapidly emerging Guyanese economy.

The Private Sector Commission (PSC) member intends to increase the fleet of aircraft at the Ogle, Roraima Airways operation and inject US$10M in hangers, aircraft maintenance facilities and equipment.

President Donald Ramotar shakes hands with Roraima Airways owner Captain Jerry Gouveia in the presence of his wife Debbie during the 20th anniversary of the airline

In anticipation of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) expansion project, Gouveia announced that US$2M will be spent for the expansion of the ground handling lounge and services at the airport, and the construction of a Roraima branded hotel constructed in close proximity.

A fully modern and state-of- the- art commercial catering facility at Duke Lodge that will provide catering services “of a high quality of sanitation and hygiene to international airlines and other entities, is nearing completion.

President Donald Ramotar speaking at the 20th anniversary of Roraima Airways in the presence of Captain Jerry Gouveia and wife Debbie, and former Tourism Minister Manniram Prashad

Duke Lodge which is also owned by Gouveia will be overhauled to make way for an additional 30 rooms, a modern banquet and lounge facility to accommodate large scale functions. The objective according to Gouveia, is to meet the challenge of the Marriott that is being constructed at Kingston.

“We welcome the Marriott, we welcome the expansion of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport and we most certainly welcome the Amaila Falls Hydropower project. We look forward with great pride and expectation to the future of Guyana,” Gouveia said.

President of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry Clinton Urling presenting a plaque to Debbie Gouveia, wife of Captain Jerry Gouveia during the 20th anniversary of Roraima Airways

President Ramotar who joined members of the private sector including former Tourism Minister Manniram Prashad, and the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) hailed Gouveia for being among Guyana’s accomplished businessmen, and the owner of a local airline that employs over 200.

The Head of State recalled the first attempt by Gouveia to procure an aircraft and the confidence he as a member of the Omai board had at the time in Gouveia to expand from humble beginnings.

With the private sector leading the way as the engine of growth in Guyana, and the right fiscal incentive provided available by the government, President Ramotar said those like Gouveia, willing to work hard and make sacrifices would succeed.
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    President Donald Ramotar shakes hands with Roraima Airways owner Captain Jerry Gouveia in the presence of his wife Debbie during the 20th anniversary of the airline
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    President Donald Ramotar speaking at the 20th anniversary of Roraima Airways in the presence of Captain Jerry Gouveia and wife Debbie, and former Tourism Minister Manniram Prashad
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    President of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry Clinton Urling presenting a plaque to Debbie Gouveia, wife of Captain Jerry Gouveia during the 20th anniversary of Roraima Airways

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