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Dynamic Airways returns with seasonal flights to Guyana – by Tangerine Clarke

Dynamic Airways returns with seasonal flights to Guyana

Dynamic Airways 767-200 and crew

Dynamic Airways 767-200 and crew

Guyanese travelers are breathing a sigh of relief from high airfares this holiday season, with the return of North Carolina charter service Dynamic Airways that will recommence flights from JFK to Cheddi Jagan International Airport starting on Nov. 22.

Claire Bristol, a businesswoman from Queens, and a frequent flyer is excited at the return of the airline. She said it’s the only carrier that will be flying direct round trip. “The reasonable fare, would give me the opportunity to use the carrier throughout its eight-month service approved by the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority,” she added.

Despite the airline being grounded by the DOT because of an inefficient baggage handling company and the lack of a landing gate at JFK. Frequent flyer Gerald Harris, said he is ready to give the carrier another chance, with its renewed promise of reliable service. Continue reading

Guyana Berbice Association (Toronto) – NYE Ball – December 31, 2014

   GUYANA  BERBICE  ASSOCIATION (Toronto) Inc.

2014 ANNUAL NEW YEAR’S EVE BALL

Wednesday,  December 31st, 2014

   HILTON TORONTO / MARKHAM SUITES

8500 WARDEN AVENUE & HWAY 7 (in the Markham Ballroom)

Tel: 905-470-8500

 TIME:  7:30 pm  -  2.00 am.          Buffet Dinner at 8.30pm

Donation:  $95.00/person         Cash Bar

 Music by:   DJ Rockin Roxy Continue reading

“Calypso meets parang: A One Night Stand”, in Trinidad

The Mighty Sparrow entertains

Mighty Sparrow entertains

Standing ovation: The Mighty Sparrow entertains after receiving a thunderous welcome. —Photo: GARY CARDINEZ

Calypso meets parang

By Gary Cardinez –  Story Created: Nov 6, 2014 at 11:59 PM ECT

The Calypso king of the world, Mighty Sparrow last Monday finally met the queen of parang, Alicia Jaggasar when they both performed at the Mas Camp Pub, Woodbrook in a specially crafted event titled, “Calypso Meets Parang: A One Night Stand.” The two treasured artistes spent time chatting backstage each expressing admiration for each other’s musical talents.

The night proved to be a wonderful affair as the artistes helped the patrons get into the spirit of the Christmas season early, while also taking them down memory lane through some classic calypsos and traditional Christmas songs.  Continue reading

New Year’s Eve Dinner & Dance – Toronto – December 31, 2014

Join us for an Evening of Fun and Elegance to ring in 2015

Chinny Dance

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Dynamic Airways and Travelspan team up to re-enter Guyana market

Dynamic Airways and Travelspan team up to re-enter Guyana market

Dynamic Airways 767-200 and crew

Dynamic Airways 767-200 and crew

By Ray Chickrie
Caribbean News Now contributor – November 3, 2014

GREENSBORO, USA – Dynamic Airways, which had a rocky start on its Guyana service earlier this year, and tour operator Travelspan, which also pulled out of Guyana, have teamed up to re-enter the Guyana market on November 22 after the US Department of Transportation (DOT) granted approval on October 6 to Dynamic to fly the New York JFK/Georgetown, Guyana route.

Dynamic will depart at 1:00 am from Terminal 1 at NYC’s JFK Airport to Guyana on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays using a wide body Boeing 767 aircraft. The return flight to New York will depart Guyana at 4:00 pm.    Continue reading

Trinidad’s Carnival is on despite some Ebola fears

  • Trinidad's Carnival is on despite some Ebola fears

Trinidad’s Carnival is on despite some Ebola fears

  • Thursday, 30 October 2014 19:43   –  Written by  l – Demerara Waves

Trinidad and Tobago authorities have decided that Carnival 2015 will go ahead, despite concerns in some quarters about the deadly Ebola virus being imported to that twin-island nation during festivities.

Announcing that the annual calendar event will be held, the Chairman of the National Ebola Prevention and Response team, Vice Chief of Defence Staff, Brigadier General Anthony Phillips- Spencer says the risk-level is insufficient to advise Cabinet that any major event should be cancelled. Continue reading

NASCAR champion Kurt Busch joins ROC 2014 field in Barbados

NASCAR champion Kurt Busch joins ROC 2014 field in Barbados
Published on October 25, 2014 – Caribbean News Now

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NASCAR champion Kurt Busch

BUSHY PARK, Barbados — American NASCAR superstar Kurt Busch has happily accepted the invitation to participate in the 2014 Race Of Champions, to be held at the Bushy Park Circuit in Barbados on December 13-14.

Busch has been a major force in America’s most popular racing series ever since he became the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion in 2004, the first year the 10-race Chase for the title was introduced. He has now amassed 25 top flight wins, including victory at this year’s STP 500 at the Martinsville Speedway in Virginia.   Continue reading

John Holt: Reggae singer dies at 67 – music videos

John Holt
Birth name John Kenneth Holt
Born 11 July 1947
Kingston, Jamaica
Died 20 October 2014 (aged 67)
London, England
Genres Ska, rocksteady, reggae
Years active 1959–2014
Labels Treasure Isle, Greensleeves
Associated acts The ParagonsJohn Kenneth Holt (11 July 1947 – 20 October 2014) was a reggae singer and songwriter who first found fame as a member of the Paragons, before establishing himself as a solo artist.

Biography   Continue reading

IATA partner deems Fly Jamaica fastest growing airline in local market

IATA partner deems Fly Jamaica fastest growing airline in local market

OCTOBER 17, 2014 | BY
Fly jamaica

Fly Jamaica

Capacity within the Guyanese aviation sector is said to have grown by 12 percent in 2014, while Jamaica-based airline, Fly Jamaica, is said to be the fastest growing airline on the local scene.
According to an examination by Innovata; a partner of International Air Transport Association (IATA) involved in travel related content management and content distribution, Guyana has been featured as having a capacity of around 460,000 one-way seats offered on services involving Guyanese airports this year. This, it was reported, represents “a double-digit increase of 12 percent over the previous year.”

Both the Cheddi Jagan International Airport and Ogle International was said to have registered capacity increases when compared to 2013 figures. Ogle doubled its annual capacity, while Cheddi Jagan posted a 9.6 percent growth.

The rapid expansion, the international site indicated, results from LIAT’s decision to move all of its Cheddi Jagan operations to the Ogle airport.

Read more: http://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2014/10/17/iata-partner-deems-fly-jamaica-fastest-growing-airline-in-local-market/

 

Ex GTC/GT&T Members Association NY – Holiday Dance – December 20, 2014

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Ex GTC/GT&T Members Association NY – Annual Holiday Presentation Dance – December. 20, 2014

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