Advisor to Guyana government resigns to concentrate on forming new airline

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The Guyana government advisor on aviation, Lenox Shuman, announced Friday that he had resigned his post in order to concentrate on establishing a new airline, El Dorado Air.

“I take this opportunity to thank the Government for giving me the opportunity to serve the people of Guyana. It has been an honour,” Shuman said in a January 12 letter to President Irfaan Ali.

Shuman, a commercial airline pilot and a former Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, is the Leader of the Liberty and Justice Party. He said that his resignation took effect from January 9.

“This resignation is being effected to facilitate me undertaking establishing a Guyanese Airline – El Dorado Airlines Inc., and my continued role as Aviation Advisor would put me in a position of conflict of interest.

“We anticipate a launch date of August 20, 2024, and look forward to the Government’s support.  avail myself to assisting the Government in any capacity you see fit for the continued development of Guyana,” he wrote in his letter of resignation.

The new airline is expected to start up operations by the end of August this year. Shuman who worked as a commercial airline pilot in Canada for several years, has not released details about the new airline or the proposed routes.

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