Matthew Cummings, a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) official, paid a courtesy call on David Patterson, Minister of Public Infrastructure and Annette Ferguson, Minister within the Ministry of Public Infrastructure on Thursday in Hon. Patterson’s Boardroom, Wight’s Lane.
The visit was to encourage the Ministry and the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) to continue its efforts of strengthening safety and security regulatory oversight of international civil aviation operations.
The US-TSA evaluates all air carriers operating into USA’s airspace from foreign stations on a regular basis to ensure that safe and secure practices are maintained.
Mr. Cummings’ visit to the Ministry was a fruitful one as initiatives for cooperation, technical support and training and development were discussed. Chaitrani Heeralall, GCAA’s acting Director General and Dorris Sammy, GCAA’s Aviation Security Officer were part of the meeting.
TSA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that has authority over the security of the traveling public in the United States of America.
Photo (from left to right): Hon. Ferguson, Mr. Cummings, Ms. Heeralall, Hon. Patterson and Mr. Sammy in Hon. Paterson’s boardroom.