Daily Archives: 10/01/2013

US says ‘No’ to Fly Jamaica, Caribbean Airlines direct GEO-NY flights

US says ‘No’ to Fly Jamaica, Caribbean Airlines direct GEO-NY flights

Tuesday, 01 October 2013 – Demerara Waves

The United States Department of Transportation (Dot) has denied requests Caribbean Airlines and Fly Jamaica to fly direct from Georgetown to New York, saying the carriers did not provide compelling evidence that doing so will be in the public’s interest.

“In light of these existing Georgetown-New York services and the lack of a showing by the applicants on the record that there is a truly demonstrable need for additional Georgetown-New York services, we are unable to find that the CAL and Fly Jamaica seventh freedom turnaround proposals satisfy our public interest test for the type of extraordinary authority at issue,’ states the order dated September 30.

The Guyana government had hoped that the granting of flag carrier statuses to Caribbean Airlines and Fly Jamaica would have aided those airlines in offering cheaper direct flights from Georgetown to New York.   Continue reading

Guyanese Canadian Cultural Association Of BC – Fall Dance – Nov 2, 2013

GCCCAof BC - Flyer-Nov2013

Thriller in Manilla – Oct. 1, 1975: Ali-Frazier video – Dmitri Allicock

Thriller in Manilla

By Dmitri Allicock

On this day in history, Oct 1 1975, Muhammad Ali TKOs Joe Frazier for the heavyweight boxing title- The Thrilla in Manila was the third and final boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. It was contested for the Heavyweight Championship of the World at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon CityMetro Manila,Philippines on Wednesday, October 1, 1975. The contest’s name is derived from the frequent rhyming boast made by Ali that the fight would be a “Killa and a Thrilla and a Chilla, when I get that gorilla in Manila”.  Read More »

Hope for the Indigenous People of the Amazon – Dmitri Allicock

Hope for the Indigenous People of the Amazon

By Dmitri Allicock

Hope is a bird
With wonderful feathers
That sits on the boughs of the soul
And sings the song of living
It is ubiquitous, free of cost
The last thing ever lost…

 We must approach this fount of nature, respect and understand the purity of indigenous life and what it has to offer…

Amazonian forest girl The rich and complex natural tapestry of Amazonia’s forest life is interwoven with the indigenous peoples. Although the majority of people in the Amazon live in cities and towns, there are still many indigenous groups living in the jungle, some who have had no contact with our “outside” world and yet to be discovered.

These people rely on the forest for their way of life. It provides almost everything from food and shelter to tools and medicines, as well as playing a crucial role in people’s spiritual and cultural life.   [Read more]