Daily Archives: 11/03/2013

Airlines: TravelSpan all set for mid-December return

TravelSpan all set for mid-December return

November 3, 2013 | BY  |

Guyana is on track for additional flights on the New York/Guyana route from mid-December, 

TravelSpan’s President, Nohar Singh

The company’s President, Nohar Singh, speaking with Kaieteur News on Friday November 1st, 2013  from New York, disclosed that interviews have already started to hire flight attendants with the final paperwork for permission to be submitted to the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) this week. The training for the attendants will begin on November 11.

TravelSpan’s President, Nohar Singh (right)

The additional flights would be more than welcome by Guyanese who have been facing high fares over the past year. Two airlines, Redjet and EzJet, folded spectacularly last year, leaving only Delta and Caribbean Airlines.   Continue reading

Diwali: Seeking the true light within

Diwali lights

Diwali: Seeking the true light within

November 3, 2013 | BY KNEWS   –  By Rabindra Rooplall

While the story behind Diwali and the manner of celebration varies from region to region, for Hindus, Diwali is one of the most important festivals of the year. It is celebrated in families by performing traditional activities together in their homes. However, this event takes on its own life with persons from all walks of life playing a part as either a spectator or partaker in the festival of lights being celebrated today.

The event features festive fireworks, worship, sharing of sweets and lighting of diyas. Traditionally, Diwali marks the end of the harvest season. Farmers give thanks for the bounty of the year gone by, and pray for a good harvest for the year to come.              Continue reading

Prayer for senior citizens

Prayer for senior citizens

A Simple,, but Sincere  Prayer.

My dear God you know that I am growing older.

      Keep me from becoming too talkative, from repeating all my jokes and anecdotes, and particularly keep me from falling into the tiresome habit of expressing an opinion on every subject.

Release me from craving to straighten out everyone’s affairs. Keep my mind free from recital of endless details.
Give me wings to get to the point.

Give me the grace, dear GOD, to listen to others as they describe their aches and pains.

Help me endure the boredom with patience and keep my lips sealed,
For my own aches and pains are increasing in number and intensity,
And the pleasure of discussing them is becoming sweeter as the years go by.  Continue reading

QC Alumni: Florida -Thanksgiving Brunch- Nov 17, 2013

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QC Florida Brunch

Which Foreign Language Should I Learn? – Rosaliene Bacchus

Another excellent blog entry by Rosaliene Bacchus.

Three Worlds One Vision

Takutu Bridge linking Guyana and BrazilTakutu Bridge linking Guyana and Brazil
Source: Stabroek News

 

Before Guyana gained its independence from Great Britain in May 1966, we knew more about Britain than we did about our own country. In high school, we studied British history and literature. Until the publication of Geography of Guyana by Guyanese Professor Leslie P. Cummings in 1965, we had no geography textbook on Guyana. In Form I, our first French and Latin classes began with the conjugation of the verb to love.

Although located on the mainland of South America, Guyana remained an island of English-speaking people on a continent dominated by Spanish and Portuguese. Learning French guaranteed our isolation from our continental neighbors.

After Guyana gained its independence, high school students had the option of choosing between French and Spanish. Latin lost its relevance for our new nation.

While I never had the chance to show off my…

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