Daily Archives: 06/06/2013

Fly Jamaica gets greenlight for New York, Toronto routes

Fly Jamaica gets greenlight for New York, Toronto routes

  • Wednesday, 05 June 2013 12:54  Demerara Waves
  • The Jamaica-based Fly Jamaica Airline has been given the green light to fly the Georgetown to New York and Toronto routes.

This announcement was made by Cabinet Secretary Dr. Roger Luncheon on Wednesday. “Cabinet granted its approval to Fly Jamaica, the airline to operate the Georgetown/New York and the Georgetown/Toronto routes. The approval came after the standard evaluative procedures by the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority and the recommendation to Cabinet by Public Works Minister Robeson Benn,”  he told a news conference.

Fly Jamaica’s Chief Executive Officer, Paul Ronald Reece told Demerara Waves Online News (www.demwaves.com) that he could not immediately say when flights would begin to and from Guyana.   Continue reading

Violence against women—it’s a men’s issue – Jackson Katz

Violence against women—it’s a men’s issue – Jackson Katz

Domestic violence and sexual abuse are often called “women’s issues.” But in this bold, blunt talk, Jackson Katz points out that these are intrinsically men’s issues — and shows how these violent behaviors are tied to definitions of manhood. A clarion call for us all — women and men — to call out unacceptable behavior and be leaders of change.

Jackson Katz asks a very important question that gets at the root of why sexual abuse, rape and domestic abuse remain a problem:  What’s going on with men?Full bio »

Local gov’t elections “vital” this year – US Ambassador

Local gov’t elections “vital” this year – US Ambassador

Local Govt Elections

(L-R) UNDP Resident Rep. Khadija Musa; US envoy Brent Hardt; Environment Minister Robert Persaud and President Donald Ramotar.

Wednesday, 05 June 2013 (CND)

US Ambassador in Guyana Brent Hardt says it is vital that local government elections be held this year as signs of yet another postponement emerge.

The envoy made the remark on Wednesday at an event in observance of World Environment Day at the Umana Yana where he said that the garbage situation was part of the larger problem of local governance.

“That is why it is also so vital to move ahead with local government elections this year. Because only when people have the ability to elect or reject local officials will they have … that power and that authority to ensure that those who are in charge at the local level support a clean and healthy environment,” Hardt said.   Continue reading

Georgetown: World Environment Day walk not all eco-friendly

Green Walk GT- 2013

GREEN WALK, Garbage pile: Participants on World Environment Day walk on Church Street. In the foreground is one of several piles of garbage in the Georgetown.

June 3, 2013 – (Demerara Waves) –  As hundreds of Guyanese marched through the streets of Georgetown to observe World Environment Day later this week, they could not help pass the piles of uncollected garbage and clogged drains.

Although the focus on June 5 is on reducing food waste under the theme “Think, Eat Save, Reduce Your Food Print”, two residents of Albert Street, Alberttown confronted Minister of the Environment, Robert Persaud about the clogged drains and alley that have made her yard and surrounding areas “toxic” and a mosquito haven.    Continue reading