first_imgA recent meeting between officials of Roraima Airways and a Cuban delegation has seen a range of issues, including direct air transport between Havana and Georgetown and collaboration in tourism being discussed and initiatives identified to move the process forward.The three-member Cuban delegation led by Director of International Relations of Cuba’s Chamber of Commerce, Dr Celia Labora Rodriguez, was here for the inaugural Guyana Trade and Investment Exhibition (GUYTIE).Dr Rodriguez indicated her Chamber’s interest in further developing commercial ties with Guyana, pointing out that there are several opportunities that would be of benefit to the business communities of both nations.Meanwhile, Chief Executive Officer of Roraima, Captain Gerry Gouveia, pointed to the critical importance of efficient logistics, including air transportation for both passengers and cargo. He drew attention to daily flights by Aruba Airlines to Guyana from Cuba which bring hundreds of Cubans to the country each week, mainly for shopping.Gouveia said the introduction of some non-stop flights between the two destinations would not only boost passenger travel but provide for the movement of cargo, especially item such as pharmaceuticals which require quick transport so as to avoid spoilage.Both Gouveia and Dr Rodriguez indicated that applications for operating permits for Aruba Airlines to introduce some non-stop flights are currently under consideration by civil aviation authorities in both Guyana and Cuba and are optimistic that approvals will soon be granted. Talks in this connection have been undertaken over the past two weeks.The two teams also discussed initiatives for the promotion of tourism packages in both destinations. In fact, the two are to exchange information and promotional material which will be shared with tour operators.Furthermore, discussions were also centred on Guyana’s participation in next month’s Havana International Trade and Investment Fair (FIHAV) and the role Aruba Air could play in facilitating the movement of passengers and exhibits to Cuba.The delegation thanked Roraima and Aruba Air for assisting in their travel to Guyana for GUYTIE 2018.last_img read more

first_imgN’Golo Kante has hinted he is planning to stay at Leicester, by plotting their Champions League assault.The midfielder has been linked with a move away this summer after playing a starring role in their shock Barclays Premier League title win.Arsenal and Paris St Germain have been credited with an interest in the France international, who scored on his full international debut in March, and joined the Foxes from Caen last summer.But Kante admitted he is still looking at playing in the Champions League with the Foxes next season.He said: “The Champions League next season will be new for me but I hear good things.“We don’t know (if they can surprise in Europe), we have just joined at this moment, we will see. We have just done it for this season, next season we will see what will happen but we don’t know.“When I came here I can’t imagine this, winning the title. Now we did it. It has been a good moment, we have to enjoy it.”Boss Claudio Ranieri, who won April’s Manager of the Month award on Wednesday, was tipped to be the first boss sacked this season after he replaced Nigel Pearson last summer. The Foxes have lost just three league games, ahead of their final-day trip to Ranieri’s old club Chelsea on Sunday, and Kante praised the way Ranieri has maintained their spirit. “Ranieri is a good man, he did very good work and we are happy for him and everybody,” he said.“I think it was the spirit of the team, we fight all the time and I think this is why we have done it.”Kante, 25, was nominated for the PFA’s Player of the Year award along with Foxes striker Jamie Vardy but the pair lost out to team-mate Riyad Mahrez. The trio have been some of the club’s standout performers this season but Kante, who did win the club’s Players’ Player of the Year award this week, dismissed his role in their success. He added: “I am not a star player.” N’Golo Kante in action for Leicester 1last_img read more

first_imgTWO women have been sent for trial on arson charges.Stacey Doran, who is 29 and from Ballybegley, Newtowncunningham, faced two charges when she appeared before Letterkenny District Court.She was accused of arson at Main Street, Newtowncunningham on April 15, 2011. She faced a second charge of arson at Colehill Newtowncunningham on August 29, 2011.The second woman, Donna Kildea, who is 29 and from 483 Colehill, Newtowncunningham, is charged with arson at Colehill, Newtowncunningham on August 29, 2011.Judge Paul Kelly remanded both women on bail, and referred the case to the next sitting of the Circuit Court in Letterkenny on January 28.Ms Kildea’s solicitor Ciaran O’Gorman applied for legal aid for counsel, saying that “these offences can attract a term of imprisonment of up to 14 years and in this case we are talking about damage caused of between €120,000 and €150,000.”Judge Kelly granted a similar request made by Ms Doran’s solicitor Patsy Gallagher.Both women signed €1,000 euro bail bonds and were released to appear at the circuit court later this month.WOMEN SENT FOR TRIAL ON €120,000 ARSON CHARGES was last modified: January 20th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:arsoncourtDistrict CourtletterkennyNewtowncunninghamlast_img read more