[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Central Immigration Office, Timehri has decided to ground an Insel Air carrier, which was scheduled to depart the Cheddi Jagan Internarional Airport (CJIA) at 06:45 hrs on Thursday, August 06.
According to a statement from the CJIA, the aircraft was not permitted to depart the airport until arrangements were made to transport eight Indian nationals out of the jurisdiction.
Airport authorities noted that the nationals arrived in Guyana on July 19, 2015 but were refused entry into the country for various immigration reasons and have been in the custody of the Guyana Police Force since then.
“The management of CJIA is investigating the incident and regrets any inconvenience caused to passengers booked on the said flight,” the CJIA statement noted.
iNews understands that the flight was cancelled to Aruba after the pilot indicated to immigration that he could not accommodate the Indian nationals since the plane was full.