Category Archives: communications

TRAVEL: History of the MV Federal Palm and MV Federal Maple – By Roland Martins-Smith | Nautical Solutions 

Roland Martins-Smith | Nautical Solutions 

It is said that the British Colonial administration initiated an “Inter-Island Shipping Service” in the Eastern Caribbean with chartered coasters in 1947, of which little is known today.  Some 10 years later, when the West Indies Federation was being conceived, the importance of strengthening regional shipping appeared to be critical to the success of integration efforts, and so the Canadian government stepped in and offered to custom-build two cargo/passenger ships as gifts to the Federation. THESE TWO SHIPS WERE NAMED FEDERAL PALM AND FEDERAL MAPLE.     Continue reading

GUYANA: Capitol News Videos – 16 March 2021

       GUYANA: Capitol News Videos – 16 March 2021

COVID-19 update (March 16th, 2021).

Lusignan Prison escapee recaptured after four months on the run. 

Opposition leader calls for more police resources to be directed to vulnerable communities

Lack of funding remains the main factor preventing city hall from executing its services to citizens

Human Services and Social Security Minister, calls for consistent global advocacy

 Regional News (March 16th, 2021)

Guyana SPEAKS event– Sunday 28th February 2021 – Focus on TOURISM

Our next Guyana SPEAKS event is being held on Sunday, 28th February 2021.
We are delighted to announce that our distinguished speakers are: Stacey Dos Santos-Rahaman, of the award-winning Visit Guyana travel & tourism brand; Egbert Carter, known for his unrivalled knowledge of the colonial architecture in Guyana, and Khadijatou Doyneh, an international performing artist and spoken word poet.  For speakers’ bios, please see this attached Pdf. >>>  GS Flyer – 28 Feb 2021
 
Please book your free tickets via the following eventbrite link.   

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TRAVEL: JetBlue touches down at CJIA with 150 passengers non-stop from NYC

Jet Blue Airbus 321neo

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At approximately 10.03 pm  on December 11, 2020 JetBlue officially commenced nonstop service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan International (CJIA) with the first roundtrip flight arriving back in New York on December 12, 2020.

The new service operates up to four times weekly on JetBlue’s Airbus A321neo aircraft.

One hundred and fifty passengers were on board JetBlue’s first official flight to Guyana, according to a release from CJIA.    Continue reading

TRAVEL: Regional carrier LIAT Back In Operation to seven destinations

December 1, 2020  -Pride News

Antigua and Barbuda (Tuesday, December 1, 2020) — Sub-regional carrier, LIAT, resumed its commercial services, on November 30, 2020 by providing services to a limited number of destinations and routes.

“The airline will operate flights, 5 days per week, to 7 destinations across the LIAT network. The seven destinations are: Antigua, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St Lucia, St Kitts, and St Vincent,” the airline revealed in a November 25 press release.            Continue reading

China vs USA: China’s Focus On Infrastructure vs US Military Spending – By Shaun Rein -Video

China vs USA: China’s Focus On Infrastructure versus US Military Spending – By Shaun Rein -Video

China has built a network of high speed railway tracks that connect all cities with over one million inhabitants. These trains can travel up to 350 km/hour thus reducing the time for commuting. They are now building trains using maglev technology to double their speed and further reduce the time it takes to travel between their major cities.  Continue reading

TRAVEL: JetBlue announces new December 11 launch date for  NY to Guyana flights

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A release from JetBlue said that flights will initially operate up to four times weekly on JetBlue’s new Airbus A321neo aircraft beginning December 11, 2020 with seats available for purchase starting today – 27 October 2020.  Continue reading

The Death of Conversation: We are living in our own bubble! – By: Dhanpaul Narine

Phone with apps

By: Dhanpaul Narine

We are in our own bubble. We are disconnected, twittered and photo-shopped. In our world of OMG, LMAO, GTG and WTF, we are by ourselves in a group, oblivious of the world around us. Our universe has shrunk to texts, emails, Snapchat, Whatsapp, Facebook, Instant Messaging, and Skype, and we communicate without lifting our eyes from the small screen.

Conversation has become a thing of the past. Face-to-face interaction, uninterrupted by a hand-held device, is to be mourned. Quality talk is dead. The planet of the apps has taken over. We are witnessing human devolution, according to some observers.       Continue reading

US POLITICS: LAST EXIT FROM AUTOCRACY – By David Frum | The Atlantic

America survived one Trump term. It wouldn’t survive a second.

David Frum | The Atlantic

The most important ballot question in 2020 is not Joe Biden versus Donald Trump, or Democrat versus Republican.

THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION IS: Will Trump get away with his corruption — will his crooked and authoritarian tactics succeed? 

IF THE ANSWER IS YES, BE READY FOR MORE. MUCH MORE.             

AMERICANS HAVE LAVISHED ENORMOUS POWERS ON THE PRESIDENCY. They have also sought to bind those powers by law. Yet the Founders of the republic understood that law alone could never eliminate the risks inherent in the power of the presidency. They worried ceaselessly about the prospect of a truly bad man in the office — a Caesar or a Cromwell, as Alexander Hamilton fretted in “Federalist No. 21.”        Continue reading

COMMENTARY: BAR JOKES AND GRAMMAR – BY Linda K Sienkiewicz Blog

COMMENTARY

What’s better than bar jokes for English majors, grammar nerds and writers? When they also serve as mini grammar lessons! These jokes are all over the internet, and unfortunately, I couldn’t find the author. But here they are for you, with my lessons:

A dangling participle walks into a bar. Enjoying a cocktail and chatting with the bartender, the evening passes pleasantly.

A dangling participle is one intended to modify a noun that is not actually present in the text. The second sentence reads as if the evening is enjoying the cocktail and chatting, which makes no sense.        Continue reading