Daily Archives: September 10, 2019

Transportation: JetBlue to begin direct flights from New York to Guyana in April 2020

JetBlue to begin direct flights from New York to Guyana
JetBlue to begin direct flights from New York to Guyana

JetBlue today announced a new nonstop service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Georgetown, Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan International Airport.

According to a Business Wire release, flights will operate daily on JetBlue’s new A321neo aircraft beginning April 2, 2020 with seats available for purchase in the U.S. beginning today….(September 10, 2019).    Continue reading

Poetry: By Leonard Dabydeen – in Setu Bilingual Monthly Journal

SETU BILINGUAL MONTHLY JOURNAL 

Poetry: Leonard Dabydeen

Leonard Dabydeen

HIS LIFE

(villanelle poem)

Zindagi aur kuch bhi nahin, teri meri kahaani hai

(Life is nothing more but the story of you and me.)

This life is a story of you and me:

What’s in it that makes it so difficult

For us to sever bond of harmony.

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In the beginning it wasn’t easy

How we dated each other as adult;

This life is a story of you and me.

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Guyanese in The Bahamas: Dorian survivors appeal for Guyana government help

-‘We, who are strangers here, have nothing’

A view of the devastated houses after Hurricane Dorian hit the Abaco Islands in Treasure Cay, Bahamas. (REUTERS/Marco Bello photo)
A view of the devastated houses after Hurricane Dorian hit the Abaco Islands in Treasure Cay, Bahamas. (REUTERS/Marco Bello photo) 

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Cricket: Pollard new One-Day and Twenty20 captain – replacing Holder and Brathwaite

Kieron Pollard
Kieron Pollard
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,  CMC – Cricket West Indies have sacked both Jason Holder and Carlos Brathwaite as One-Day and Twenty20 captain respectively, and have appointed experienced batting all-rounder Kieron Pollard to lead the Caribbean side in the white-ball formats.

In a media conference here today, CWI said they had accepted the recommendation of the selection task force headed by its vice-president Dr Kishore Shallow and including director of cricket, Jimmy Adams, to implement specific red-ball and white-ball captains, and had subsequently ratified the choice of the 32-year-old Pollard.      Continue reading

‘Eco-Apartheid’: Post-Dorian Refugees Fleeing Bahamas Ordered Off Ferry Bound for US

Hundreds of Bahamian refugees were ordered off a ferry headed for Ft. Lauderdale, Florida from Freeport in the Bahamas days after Hurricane Dorian pummeled the islands, leaving at least 44 people dead and tens of thousands without homes.

After the refugees boarded the boat, operated by Balearia Caribbean, a crew member announced over the loudspeaker that anyone without a visa would be turned away by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and must disembark immediately.

Read more: ‘This Is Eco-Apartheid’: Post-Dorian Refugees Fleeing Bahamas Ordered Off Ferry Bound for US

Guyana: We have the land we can accommodate everybody – Finance Minister on Hurricane Dorian

“Guyana is fortunate as it is not in the hurricane, volcano nor earthquake belt”.

“We have such a big land we can accommodate everybody.” This was stated by Minister of Finance, Winston Jordan, who has also called on countries to take stock of the devastating impact of climate change.

The devastation in a part of The Bahamas following Dorian’s passage (Mirro.co.uk)

Minister Winston Jordan

Minister Jordan said the destruction wrought in the Bahamas, “is telling us something.” As such, countries prone to such intense tropical cyclones, need to heed the warning.    Continue reading

Parents—– Your call to educate children from small about handling money – By Yvonne Sam

By Yvonne Sam 

  Among our young still remaining unlearned is that money must be honestly earned.

Parents are tasked with the responsibility of molding and shaping their children’s future and character. When it comes to making choices it is imperative to provide them with guidance. Today with all the pressure emanating from social media and technological advancements it has become more challenging than ever to teach children proper spending habits , and to make them

distinguish between “a necessity and a luxury”. In our current age and time, children are more exposed to a variety of things like new gadgets, high-end brands and the latest trends in fashion. It is only natural to desire the best for your child/children. However, as parents you need to make them realize the difference between a want and a need, and you need to educate them while youth is still in their favour.    Continue reading

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