The management of Caribbean Airlines hosted several journalists from Guyana last Tuesday at the Invaders’ panyard on Tragarete Road as a show of appreciation.
The journalists were on a familiarisation tour of TT and were taken to Point Lisas industrial Estate and the sister isle of Tobago.
Addressing the panyard gathering which included several local journalists, CAL’s acting CEO Captain Jagmohan Singh said: “CAL was founded ten years ago and one thing they have enjoyed is the relationship with the people of Guyana and the Guyanese diaspora. We operate an average of six flights a day in and out of Guyana moving over 350,000 passengers per year.
“Guyana is a critical destination for Caribbean Airlines and one that is growing steadily and we have attach tremendous importance to our much-valued Guyanese customers, their business and their loyalty.”
Singh heaped praises on the team in Guyana saying they are top producers who consistently deliver quality service to their customers at the ticket office in Georgetown and at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport.
He said the current initiative is partly about celebrating the Guyanese connection as well as a wider purpose –the urgent need to build closer relationships among ourselves as a region.
“Nothing has demonstrated that more dramatically and more tragically than the utter devastation wrought upon our brothers and sisters in the Leeward Islands and the Greater Antilles by Hurricane Irma and now Hurricane Maria. Our hearts go out to everyone who is suffering at the hands of these epic storms,” Singh said.
Singh’s take-away message was for us to rediscover ourselves in each other as one Caribbean nation and one Caribbean people.
The Guyanese journalists were serenaded by members of CAL Invaders (14 Female and six male players) Real Chaotic Tassa Group from St Helena and special guest Nailah Blackman who performed her hit single Baila Mami.