Category Archives: Transportation

Fly Jamaica opens Brooklyn New York office

Fly Jamaica opens Brooklyn New York office

Even as it seeks to enhance an already laudable service to its customers, Fly Jamaica Airways has launched a Brooklyn, New York office.

Cutting the ribbon is Fly Jamaica’s Director of Marketing Kayla Reece (second from right) and Ms. Barbara Atherly flanked by Fly Jamaica staffers.

The Brooklyn office located at 1397 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, is the second United States- based Fly Jamaica office dedicated to selling tickets.

The airline has Guyanese couple Captain Paul Reece, the Chairman and CEO, Ms. Roxanne Reece its Managing Director at its helm. Their daughter Kayla Reece is the company’s ever-efficient Marketing Director.     Continue reading

New York Subways Reach the Breaking Point – By Natalia Tylim – News Analysis

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is literally taking hours off of our lives each week

Tuesday, June 06, 2017  – By Natalia Tylim. Socialist Worker | News Analysis – TruthOut

On any given day, millions of people who depend on New York City subways wake up and wonder how much extra time they should take to make it to their job.

“I never know if I am going to get to anything on time,” Frank Leone told the New York TimesNew York Times. “I give myself an hour to get to work every day, even though it only takes 35 minutes, and I still show up late to work.”

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is literally taking hours off of our lives each week.       Continue reading

China’s Xi lays out $900bn Silk Road vision amid claims of empire-building

China’s Xi lays out $900bn Silk Road vision amid claims of empire-building

Global leaders attend ‘Belt and Road’ infrastructure summit to praise plan Xi Jinping says will bring a new ‘golden age’ of globalisation

PHOTO: A Chinese flag flies over Tashkurgan, a tranquil frontier town on China’s border with Pakistan, which is bracing for change as President Xi Jinping kicks off what some call the most ambitious development plan in history, the ‘Belt and Road initiative. Photograph: Tom Phillips for the Guardian.

Copa-Turkish Airlines agreement opens Guyana to Africa, Eurasia and Far East

Copa-Turkish Airlines agreement opens Guyana to Africa, Eurasia and Far East
 May 1, 2017 – By Ray Chickrie – Caribbean News Now contributor

PANAMA CITY, Panama — An agreement to operate joint flights was signed on Friday between Star Alliance members Copa and Turkish Airlines, and is a major game changer for the travel industry of Latin America and the Caribbean. This is especially important to Guyana, a country very much isolated from global hubs.

Now travelers can fly Copa Airlines from Guyana to Panama City and connect with Turkish Airlines’ vast global network to cities in Africa, Europe, Central Asia, the Middle and Far East.    Continue reading

The future of transportation is already here – Alex Moura

The future of transportation is already here

Apr 13, 2017 / Alex Moura

Let’s shake ourselves out of our four-wheeled stupor, look at the vehicles and devices being developed, and reimagine how we’ll move around our cities, says TED technology curator Alex Moura.

Humanity has come a long way from traveling by horse, but when we consider the future of transportation in cities, too many of us are still stuck in the 18th century. We still envision our streets full of four-wheel chariots (minus the horses), and our future as relying on cars or car-like vehicles, because that’s all we know. Why this myopia? For most automakers and transportation companies, adhering to the status quo is more profitable than experimenting; their business models, even for forward thinkers like Tesla, depend on their keeping drivers tethered with maintenance and service.     Continue reading

Canadian Cities Take Top Spots in Quality Of Living Survey by Mercer

CANADIAN CITIES TAKE TOP NORTH AMERICAN SPOTS IN MERCER’S 19TH QUALITY OF LIVING RANKING

  • March 14, 2017 – MERCER SURVEY   Mercer
  • Canada, Toronto
  • Infrastructure is pivotal in determining quality of living for expats and cities
  • Vienna ranks highest for quality of living for the 8th year in a row
  • Singapore ranks first for city infrastructure
  • Canada’s highest ranked city, Vancouver, ranks 5th for quality of living, 9th for infrastructure   

Despite increased political and financial volatility in Europe, many of its cities offer the world’s highest quality of living and remain attractive destinations for expanding business operations and sending expatriates on assignment, according to Mercer’s 19th annual Quality of Living survey. Canadian cities continue to dominate the North American rankings, with Vancouver, for the seventh year in a row, once again landing a spot in the top 10 globally.

Read more: Canadian Cities take top North American spots  in Quality of Life Survey.

Protests, Arrests and Deportations: Welcome to Trump’s America – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Protests, Arrests and Deportations: Welcome to Trump’s America

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Opinion - commentary -analysis

Confusion. Chaos. Turmoil. Fear. Protests. Deportations. Detentions. Lawsuits. Twitter-Policy. Uncertainty. Anxiety. Insecurity. Stress, and a new interpretation of an Executive Order: Muslims were not banned from entering the US but there was a ban in seven Muslim countries.

In three short weeks President Donald Trump has stamped his peculiar brand of politics on America. It is not a pretty sight. Trump has led America into fear and uncertainty and many feel insecure. They believe that America is on the brink of becoming a police state.  Continue reading

Canada: WestJet throws Fort McMurray residents Christmas party …

WestJet Christmas Miracle: Fort McMurray Strong
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Published on Dec 11, 2016

We invited residents of Fort McMurray to a Christmas party where they could take their minds off the stress of the past seven months and (hopefully) create new family memories. Little did we know they’d have as much impact on us as we had on them. See everything that happened at http://fly.ws/ChristmasMiracleHub

Calgary Herald: WestJet throws Fort McMurray residents Christmas party in annual heartwarming video    

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Seven-year-old with hydrocephalus clings to life – Help Needed

Seven-year-old with hydrocephalus clings to life – Help Needed

My name is Khalilah Megan Campbell and I am the Coauthor of the book Foundation of The Guyana Defence Force – A Soldier of Valour Story.

With respect to the enclosed Kaieteur newspaper article, I am the Canadian representative for the family of the child Ephraim Collins, who requires urgent lifesaving surgery. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated with funding for him and his family.  The expenses not covered are the Medevac Air Ambulance and other personal expenses that are stated in the article.  In addition, Sick Kids Hospital International has requested to review his medical records for the possibility of  surgery in Canada.  The Hospital through the Herbie Foundation will pay for his medical expenses only.   Continue reading

“Britain’s perfect air travel storm” – By Adrian Loverage in Barbados

“Britain’s perfect air travel storm” – By Adrian Loverage in Barbados

loverageThe British government is being urged to use the upcoming autumn financial statement to remove its air passenger duty (APD) altogether, in a bid to ensure the United Kingdom (UK) remains attractive in a post-Brexit world.

Airlines UK and the Board of Airline Representatives have teamed up to appeal to Chancellor Philip Hammond. Airlines UK is the trade body for UK registered airlines. It has 11 members, including British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Thomas Cook and Thomson, all of which serve Barbados.    Continue reading

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