120 Views no discussions Share Share Sharing is caring! LocalNews Thomas Letang proposes new airline to accomodate displaced Liat employees. by: – April 6, 2011 Tweet Share Thomas Letang; photo credit: Facebook General Secretary of the Public Service Union Thomas Letang wants employees of Liat who are to loose thier jobs soon to consider the introduction of a new airline for the Caribbean.Mr. Letang says this would help address the unemployment problems of the region. Liat is planning to close its offices across the Caribbean a move that is likely to affect close to 100 employees.“I think it was the Chairman of the Hotel and Tourism Association who made some comment that maybe Dominica needs its own national airline and I really want to suggest that maybe the displaced employees at Liat the people that are going to loose their jobs regionally, maybe they need to look at that possibility, have some research, have some study done on whether there is not the need for another airline in the Caribbean and whether they couldn’t take on that challenge. That is something that they may have to look at. I think the workers along with some private sector people can maybe begin to look at that possibility.”Mr Letang further explained that one of the reasons is the lack of efficient service by that carrier, ” because I am not too sure whether we are totally satisfied with the service that Liat is providing. I am not saying that there is a need for another airline, mark you I have never said so. I am saying that these people should begin to look at whether its not an airline but how they might be involved in this whole travelling kind of thing. It may not be an airline, it may be in this tourism industry, whether it is travelling or whatever.”Dominica Vibes News
Mark Harrison held off all challengers following a late restart to win the Saturday Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod main event at Central Arizona Speedway. (Photo courtesy of Central Arizona Speedway)By Jeff McSpaddenCASA GRANDE, Ariz. (April 28) – Jeremy Thornton rocketed to his second IMCA Modified victory of the season while Mark Harrison came back from early troubles to hold off Jason George in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature Saturday at Central Arizona Speedway.Thornton shot into the lead following an early restart and left the rest of the field to battle for second. At the finish, Thornton took a 2.303 second win over Tyler Mecl, Darin Center, Trevor Miller and Chuck Grohnke.With two laps remaining and a bunched-up restart, it appeared as if George might be able to challenge Harrison for the Northern SportMod win. But Harrison was up to the task and got a nice jump at the green. George stayed close but, in the end, would cross the stripe .488 seconds behind Harrison at the finish.Arron Hetrick held on to the third spot after crossing the line side by side with a charging Jimmy Terstriep.
Joseph Paul Amoah is one of ten athletes competing for Ghana at the ongoing IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha.Things haven’t started well, as he finished 6th in heat 3 of the 100m. His 10.36sec time was not enough to make the semis and he spoke to Joy Sports and other media following the race.On the race…JPA: I knew the first part of my race was the bad part. I have been working on it since I got back from African Games. I just wanted to perfect that side but I have been battling injuries too. You know I got back to school to try and train for the competition. It was like an up and down thing. Sometimes I would like to go to practice and wouldn’t finish because of the injury and all that but I thank God for helping me to come out of the race healthy.On what it means to race at the highest levelJPA: It’s every athlete’s dream to be at the World Championships and Olympics, so racing at this level is like a dream come true – and there are still more years. I am young and still learning so I will take this as a lesson to get better.On why he fizzled out after starting brightly.JPA: I started breaking down and you know [that] competing in the NCA is a very long season and you know we are still trying. Next year, we will try and minimize the races that I will run in the NCA to get the chance to run better in the Olympics.I think I run that first part well and I feel like fatigue hit me, so I feel like if it wasn’t for that I would have come out of the race with a better time.Message to the Ghanaians supporting him JPA: I will tell them to still keep supporting. This is not the end, this is just the beginning. I am going to do my best to come out the next time in a better way. It might be a disappointment but I feel like I will do better next time.On how the race is going to help this relay teamJPA: I believe in my team and they also trust me. I think we just have to get the [baton] around and after getting some rest I think we will come out with a better time. We are trying to make the finals so we will just come on here and execute the race and hopefully we get the best results.On if he wouldn’t have competed in the 100m if he had it his wayJPA: Actually my coach and I looked at how practice was going back in school so he felt that looking at the previous races after the NCA Championships, that the 100m was going to be the better odds. And I didn’t really run 200m races after the NCA Championships. The race in Guyana was 100m and African Games was also 100m so I think we [made] a better choice. Hopefully, when we see how next season is going to be, we will know which race to pick and that is the main reason why he made me run the 100m.On if the temperature affected his performanceJPA: I wouldn’t really blame the temperature. Some of us got here a little bit late – and you know the rest. We haven’t been able to have time to get used to the weather and the time change and all that, so it might be a factor. But I wouldn’t really blame it on that. I will just do better next time.George Addo Jnr is in Qatar for the Joy Sports team, with coverage sponsored by DBS Roofing and Adonko Bitters.—