CAL announces layaway flights

first_imgCaribbean Airlines (CAL) has announced a new promotion called Caribbean Layaway, an interest-free layaway plan, which allows passengers travelling within a two to six month period, the opportunity to pay for their flights on a phased basis.It means passengers can now hold a reservation with a 25 per cent deposit.Customers would have to pay the balance at a later specified date.The airline announced the promotion on its website today.The option applies to all flights originating in Guyana to all CAL destinations and all flights originating in Trinidad to New York.The airline said it would continue to add routes to this offer.The offer is not available on the company’s website, but can be accessed at ticket offices in Port of Spain and Guyana. (T&T Newday)last_img read more

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TERRIFIC RESPONSE TO TRAGIC ORLA’S 5K MEMORIAL RUN

first_imgPhoto L-R: Gareth Gibson (DYS), Brendan McDaid (Letterkenny AC), Sean McFadden, Lorraine Thompson (DYS), Frankie McGreevy (DYS), Billy Banda (DYS)Organisers recently presented a cheque to Donegal Youth Service staff following the recent 5K in Corravaddy Wood.The event was run in memory of Orla O’Reilly, the DYS youth worker who tragically lost her life in a road accident in Newtoncunnigham in November.Local “The Race” legend Sean McFadden organised the event alongside Letterkenny Athletic Club, which took place on New Year’s Eve. Matthew Johnson won the event which took place outside Letterkenny with Siobhan Gallagher the first woman home.Despite the testing conditions 120 people took part. TERRIFIC RESPONSE TO TRAGIC ORLA’S 5K MEMORIAL RUN was last modified: January 28th, 2016 by StephenShare 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:5kdonegalOrla O’Reillylast_img read more

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South Africa is ‘best of the best’ place to visit

first_img7 January 2014 Of the 12 “best of the best” places travel editors recommend you visit in 2014, three are in South Africa. Compiled by the travel team at Andrew Harper for the Daily Beast, an American news reporting and opinion website that attracts around 15 million unique visitors a month, the list singles out “particularly memorable hotels and experiences” from their travels last year to help you plan your holidays in 2014. From “finding a beautiful beach on an uninhabited island in Puerto Rico to drinking with a whiskey sommelier at a bar in South Africa”, the list includes restaurants, spas and adventures. South Africa is highlighted for: Best wildlife experience: Leopard tracking at Kwandwe private game reserve, Eastern Cape Andrew Harper’s editors say their breath was taken away by an unforgettable sighting: “During our stay at Kwandwe Private Game Reserve … lions, elephants, buffalos, and rhinos all obligingly appeared as if on cue. But, as is often the case, leopards were nowhere to be seen. “Then, late one morning, our ranger’s radio crackled with news: a leopard had been sighted entering a ravine not far away. In tandem with another vehicle, we began to search. Time passed, and it seemed that the animal must have eluded us. But then, scanning the 500th tree with binoculars, we found ourselves staring into tawny yellow eyes glaring crossly down at us.” Best wine tasting: Groot Constantia, Cape Town, Western Cape The editors describe Groot Constantia, the winery in Cape Town’s southern suburbs where wine production first began, as a “handsome facility that would put many Napa wineries to shame”. They highlight the 2012 Blanc de Noir and the 2010 Gouverneurs Reserve and reminds visitors to taste “the coveted Grand Constance, a sweet wine of great distinction”. Best bar: Bascule Bar at the Cape Grace, Cape Town, Western Cape “Among the many pleasures of a stay at the Cape Grace hotel in Cape Town, South Africa, one stands out: there is no more alluring stop before or after dinner than the extraordinary Bascule Bar, tucked below the hotel’s restaurant,” the Andrew Harper editors write. Especially impressed by the “trove of more than 500 whiskies”, the editors say they especially enjoyed the opportunity to taste the local South African product. “We also heartily recommend the tastings under the tutelage of a whiskey sommelier, which are easily scheduled with the concierge.” SAinfo reporter See the full slideshow: The best of the best places to visit in 2014last_img read more

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Zardari writes to Manmohan, welcomes revival of cricket ties

first_imgPresident Asif Ali Zardari has written a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressing the hope that the resumption of cricketing ties after five years will be a confidence building measure.Zardari on Wednesday sent the letter to Manmohan Singh welcoming resumption of cricket relations, reported Dawn.The cricket board on Monday invited Pakistan to play three One-dayers and two Twenty20 Internationals in December-January, a move that would see the arch-rivals clashing in a bilateral series after a five-year gapThe resumption of cricket matches would add to positive atmosphere witnessed by the two countries, said Zardari.The letter said: “You would recall that in my recent visit to India, we discussed resumption of cricket ties between Pakistan and India. I am glad to learn that the cricket boards of Pakistan and India have agreed to resume cricket matches after a gap of five years.””I am sanguine that cricket matches between our two countries would prove to be a formidable confidence building measure and a way forward towards encouraging people-to-people contacts,” it added.last_img read more

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Tiger Woods Takes the Lead at British Open

Tiger Woods, moves to the top of the British Open championship, but it’s still a long way from over. On Friday, the world No.1, made two birdies and two bogeys on the front nine and sank a 10-foot putt on the final green to finish on two under par along with Lee Westwood of England and Swede Henrik Stenson.On Saturday, Woods was able to focus his concentration, to par the next six holes and set up a birdie on the last, which he celebrated with a trademark fist pump.“Towards the middle part of my round I lost the pace and was blowing it past the hole,” Woods told reporters. “But finally got it fixed at the end.”Play can and will change quickly, so stay informed with the live coverage in the video above. read more

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