Fly Jamaica yet to file application with GCAA

first_imgIt has been one week since new investors announced their move to take over the Fly Jamaica airline, however, an application is yet to be filed at the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), even as the new owners seek to recommence flights from Guyana by September.Director General of the GCAA, Egbert Field in an interview with this newspaper on Monday said the airline is nonetheless still likely to start its operations next month.“It may be possible depending on the magnitude of the work, if there are many changes to their former operation. So I would be unable to say or give you a definitive answer until I see what is produced and if their operations have changed,” he explained.When it comes to the airline’s bond, Field was keen to note that this must be put in place before operations begin, especially since Fly Jamaica, under its previous owners, did not have one when it pulled out of the market.“The bond will [have to] be set before the operations. As a new carrier returning to the market, we will have to start all over again so a new bond will be put in place,” the GCAA Head noted.Last Tuesday, following the airline’s announcement to reenter the market, Field told this publication that Fly Jamaica would be required to refile an application seeking approval to do so.He had explained that the airline must be granted approval first from the Jamaica Aviation Authority, then file its application with Guyana.“If they are certified and approved by the Jamaican, because it is a Jamaican-based airline not a Guyanese-based, so providing that Jamaica approved the application then they will give them the necessary permits, they will have to use that to reapply to the Civil Aviation Authority of Guyana so they will have to make an entire new application and go through the entire process for approval from Guyana also,” the Director General stated.On July 29, it was reported that a team of investors including Jamaican aviation veteran, Glenn Logan, led by Yann LeProvost of the French-based company W&Y SAS has taken over the problem-plagued airline.The new owners took over on July 26 from Guyanese operators, Paul and Roxanne Reece. They have since pledged their commitment to addressing the issues affecting the airline, such as owed salaries to workers and compensation for tickets.Fly Jamaica became crippled following a November 9 crash last year. The Boeing 757 flight destined for Toronto, Canada crash-landed at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) at Timehri, East Bank Demerara, after encountering hydraulic issues.It was reported that the flight took off around 02:10h but later returned to the airport where the aircraft crash-landed at about 02:53h.The cash-strapped airline has since made all its workers redundant, effective from March 1, 2019. Most of the fired former employees are still awaiting their salaries as well.Fuming passengers too are still awaiting refunds from tickets that were booked.In May some 46 complaints were received by the Competition and Consumer Affairs Commission which value about $8,316,504. However last month, the agency said over 100 complaints were filed.last_img read more

Two Donegal charities receive over €1000 from LYIT Students’ Union

first_imgMore than €1000 has been raised by the Letterkenny Institute of Technology Student Union for two Donegal charities. A number of recent events and campaigns including the Student Achievement Awards and the Formal Ball have raised a grand total of €1080.00 for the two worthy charities.At the start of each academic year, two charities are chosen by the students. The charities chosen this year were Multiple Sclerosis Ireland (Donegal Branch) and the Donegal Hospice.Earlier this week, the two charities were presented with a total of €540.00 each.LYIT Student Union thanked the students and staff members who contributed in any way, throughout the academic year, for the two charities.Josephine Wilson, Student Union Administrator LYIT. Grace Boyle, Donegal Hospice. Kathleen Harkin, Donegal Hospice. Paul Lynch, LYIT SU President.William Daly, LYIT SU Welfare Officer. Charlie McLaughlin, MS Ireland (Donegal Branch). Josephine Wilson, Student Union Administrator LYIT. Two Donegal charities receive over €1000 from LYIT Students’ Union was last modified: July 5th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

Chelsea v Maccabi Tel Aviv: Terry, Costa, Matic and Ivanovic out, defender makes debut

first_imgChelsea have left skipper John Terry, Diego Costa, Nemanja Matic and Branislav Ivanovic out of their side for their opening Champions League tie with Maccabi Tel Aviv.Abdul Baba Rahman makes his debut for the Blues at left-back, with Cesar Azpilicueta switching to right-back.Ruben Loftus-Cheek makes his first Champions League start in midfield alongside Cesc Fabregas, with Oscar restored to the line-up.In Costa’s absence, Loic Remy is the lone striker as Radamel Falcao is resting a knock.Chelsea: Begovic; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Cahill (c), Baba Rahman; Loftus-Cheek, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Remy.Subs: Blackman, Terry, Ivanovic, Ramires, Matic, Traore, Diego Costa.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

What injury? Sharks’ Erik Karlsson steps up in win over Golden Knights

first_imgSAN JOSE — Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson took a pass from Gus Nyquist just inside the blue line and held onto the puck for a split second.Karlsson then fired a pass between the legs of Vegas Golden Knights center Paul Stastny toward the slot to a crossing Evander Kane, who redirected the puck past goalie Marc-Andre Fleury with just 17.1 seconds left in the second period, reestablishing a three-goal Sharks lead.It was a vintage play by Karlsson, who didn’t necessarily look like he was still …last_img

Dissonance Creates a Compelling Case for Change

first_imgDissonance. The word means a lack of harmony. It means something isn’t right. There is a tension that you can feel. It’s annoying, and then it is agitating.Dissonance is an excellent word to describe the state in which you find many of your dream clients, those clients for whom you could create breathtaking, jaw dropping, earth shattering value and who would be willing to pay you for it. But there is one problem: they’ve learned to live with the dissonance. The status quo has taken root.Dissonance Is an OpportunityDissonance is an opportunity. It’s an itch. You can use the dissonance that your dream client feels to create an opportunity.You can explain the source of the dissonance. You can provide a label, give it a name, and objectify it. Once it is an object, you can point to the source of the dissonance, the root cause.Maybe the source is a major change in economic conditions. Or perhaps the root cause is that the assumptions underlying your dream client’s business model are no longer true, that their model is now threatened. Whatever the cause, you can teach your dream client what has happened, what has changed, and why they need to change.Making the Case for ChangeThe dissonance doesn’t come with its own proof. But that proof is available. There are news stories being written about the cause of the dissonance right now, if you are willing to invest in reading The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Economist. The proof is already being written about in business journals and spoken about at conferences. Fortunately, your dream clients are heads down working, and they expect some savvy, value creating salesperson to be looking out for them. If it’s not you, it could be.The compelling case for change isn’t easily made. It takes an investment of time and energy to build a burning platform. It’s even more challenging to jump off the burning platform and move to something better. But the compelling case for change begins with dissonance. Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now In what areas do your dream clients feel dissonance now?How to you agitate that dissonance and teach your dream clients the root cause and the compelling reason to change?What evidence is available to help you make your case?last_img read more