Daily Archives: 02/09/2014

US embassy warns citizens about flying on Caribbean Airlines

US embassy warns citizens about flying on Caribbean Airlines

Caribbean_Airlines_logo-600x270Sunday, 09 February 2014

The United States (US) embassy in Guyana on Sunday February 9, warned American citizens not to fly on Caribbean Airlines flights from Monday to Wednesday because of “threat” information.

“The Embassy has received unconfirmed threat information relating to Caribbean Airlines flights destined for the United States departing on Monday, February 10, 2014,” said the embassy on its Facebook Page and website.

An embassy official, when contacted, declined to say how the threat was received and said officials here could not go beyond the statement.  Continue reading

LIAT leadership asleep at the wheel again – Commentary

LIAT leadership asleep at the wheel again – Commentary

February 8, 2014 – Caribbean News Now – By Robert MacLellan

Liat.svgIn the first month of 2014, Caribbean regional media reported that LIAT has had to choose between paying employee salaries and paying aircraft lease charges in order to maintain flight operations.

Even before the news of LIAT’s latest financial crisis, the flight chaos of last summer was nearly repeated in December 2013, at the start of the Caribbean’s tourism high season, and was only averted through last minute decision changes by LIAT’s board of directors and its temporary CEO.

Robert Maclellan

Robert MacLellan

The LIAT fleet was reportedly due to reduce to only nine aircraft last December. At the same time, aircraft conversion training for flight deck crew was planned to be ongoing and flight deck crew annual vacations were scheduled to peak that month. With a similar mix of factors to those which caused LIAT’s summer meltdown, the potential for major disruption to flights appeared to be equally great for this winter.  Continue reading

St. Stanislaus Alumni Spring Fling – April 5, 2014 – Toronto

Saints Spring Dance 2014

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We Shall Overcome

Thanks for this Rosaliene – All the best to you!

Three Worlds One Vision

March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom - 28 August 1963We’ll walk hand in hand.
Martin Luther King Jr. and other Civil Rights Leaders
March on Washington D.C. for Jobs and Freedom – 28 August 1963
Photo Credit: Parade Magazine (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

In the United States, we observe the month of February as Black History Month. Officially begun in 1976 as part of America’s Bicentennial commemorations, it’s a time set aside each year to honor the accomplishments and contributions of black Americans in diverse areas throughout America’s history.

As a Caribbean immigrant, I celebrate the progress African Americans have made since the abolition of slavery and their long struggle to end racial segregation. In the 1960s, the rallying song of the African-American Civil Rights Movement (1955-1968), “We Shall Overcome,” spread across the United States to the Caribbean Region and around the world.

In my homeland, then known as British Guiana, the song became part of our struggle…

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