Commentary: Guyana oil surge and Surinam Airways comeback with Turkish support


Born in Guyana, Raymond Chickrie was a teacher in the New York City public school system and has also taught in the Middle East.

By Ray Chickrie

The government has given ailing state-owned Surinam Airways CEO, Gerard Lau, who took over a few months ago, three years to turn the company around, but with so many changes at SLM, there have been numerous plans by different CEOs to “turn the airline around.” Interestingly, there was no mention of part privatizing the airline or inviting Ethiopian or Turkish Airlines to take part ownership of SLM. This is just wishful thinking.

The old model for the past 30 years hasn’t worked and this is why aviation expert Tomas Clumeckhy is urging the airline to change its business model.

He said, “Surinam Airways can easily be running…

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