Jamaica welcomes new WestJet service from Canada

first_img 30 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Tweet Sharecenter_img Photo credit: airport-technology.comKINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Norman Manley International Airport(NMIA) in Kingston, Jamaica, on April 30 welcomed its first WestJet international flight from Toronto, Canada, with 136 passengers onboard.The Boeing 737 Next-Generation aircraft landed at approximately 12:05 pm to applause and cheers from the welcome party, headed by Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Dr Wykeham McNeil.The Canadian carrier, which also flies from Toronto to Sangster International in Montego Bay, will now have three weekly flights to Kingston on Monday, Friday and Saturday, making it a total of 10 weekly flights to both airports.The minister, in his address at the brief welcome ceremony, noted that the entrance of WestJet into Kingston represents another step towards re-branding and building the capital city as a prime tourist destination.“One of the very encouraging things about this flight is the fact that onboard the plane are travel agents, who will be doing a familiarisation trip and looking at Kingston, Port Antonio and Ocho Rios and what possibilities exist in opening up those markets,” he said.McNeil noted that WestJet is “a very important carrier” to Jamaica, with as many as 27 flights into the island during the winter tourist season. “WestJet is a tried and tested partner for us in the Ministry of Tourism. We look forward to a long and strong partnership,” he said. Minister without portfolio for Transport, Works and Housing, Dr Morias Guy, pointed out that despite global economic challenges, flights between Toronto and Kingston have been growing in recent years.“This growth was again demonstrated in the last quarter, January to March 2012, when the route saw an increase of over five per cent over the same period last year and there are strong indications that this trend will continue,” he said.Guy noted that the decision by WestJet to flight to Kingston comes at a time when Jamaica will be welcoming overseas nationals and visitors for the 50th year of independence celebrations.“This new route also signals the building of better connectivity between the two cities, and an expansion of opportunities for Jamaicans living in Canada to return home in a convenient manner and time, and to partner with us in building this great nation,” he said.Mayor of Kingston and St Andrew, Councillor Angela Brown-Burke, also welcomed WestJet into Kingston, noting that the airline will not only bring nationals home for ‘Jamaica 50’ but also for the City of Kingston’s 140th anniversary events.Acting vice-president, guest services, WestJet, Mark Brown said the airline’s culture is “a very perfect match for the warm and caring culture of the Jamaican people”.“When people ask me why they should travel to Jamaica, I tell them ‘well the beaches of course, and the tourism events, but to me, what’s more important is the people’,” he remarked. He noted that there are indeed many countries with beautiful beaches and great tourist attractions “but the people, the smiles, the warmth is what sets Jamaica apart”. Brown said that, as Kingston becomes WestJet’s 72nd destination, he looks forward to great successes and a long lasting relationship. By Athaliah Reynolds-BakerCaribbean News Now LifestyleTravel Jamaica welcomes new WestJet service from Canada by: – May 3, 2012 Sharelast_img read more

Max Muncy to Madison Bumgarner after splashing home run: ‘Get it out of the ocean’

first_imgDodgers first baseman Max Muncy and Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner exchanged some words and gestures in a bizarre scene during Sunday’s game at Oracle Park.Muncy blasted a first-inning pitch from Bumgarner out of the stadium into McCovey Cove, then stood at home plate momentarily to admire it. That irked Bumgarner, who gestured for Muncy to start running. Max Muncy with a splash hit and some words for MadBum 😳(via @MLB)pic.twitter.com/nnVV7JXDIX— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 9, 2019Plenty of fans watching on TV probably tried to read lips during the exchange, but Muncy later clarified the conversation.“I hit the ball and then he yelled at me, he said, ‘Don’t watch the ball. You run,'” Muncy said. “And I just responded back, ‘if you don’t want me to watch the ball, go get it out of the ocean.'””If you don’t want me to watch the ball, you can get it out of the ocean.” 😂@maxmuncy9 on his 1st inning HR off Madison Bumgarner. pic.twitter.com/lBSkGADMQd— SportsNet LA (@SportsNetLA) June 9, 2019As it turned out, that was the only run of the game as the Dodgers held on to win, 1-0. As Muncy trotted around the bases, he and Bumgarner exchanged words and gestures. At one point, Muncy appeared to gesture in the direction of McCovey Cove. Home plate umpire Will Little stood with Bumgarner to prevent the situation from getting out of hand.last_img read more

Theurer Auction/Realty has multiple auctions ending soon

first_imgAuction No. 2 offers a wide assortment of personal property including furniture, household items, washing machine, depression glass, BNSF and Santa Fe commemorative plates, musical instruments, collectibles and so much more. Check it out to see what you must have from this collection of items. Calling all bidders…Theurer’s on-line auction site has multiple auctions in progress.   Check them out now at www.theurer.net Auctions end 8 p.m. on November 19, 2015.Auction No. 1 features a 2013 Polaris Outlaw 50:  This ATV is ready to go.  Designed for children under 90 pounds – and very easy to operate.  It fits in Santa’s sleigh! last_img read more