Liat flights to St Lucia suspended

first_imgBusinessLifestyleTravel Liat flights to St Lucia suspended by: – March 5, 2013 Tweet Share 53 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Share A statement from the airline said that the suspension was due to the absence of fire services at the George F. Charles Airport on the outskirts of the capital.ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – The Antigua-based regional airline, LIAT, Monday announced it had been forced to suspend flights to St. Lucia where public servants have taken industrial action to force the government to increase their salaries and wages.A brief statement from the cash-strapped airline did not say how many flights were being suspended but said that the suspension was due to the absence of fire services at the George F. Charles Airport on the outskirts of the capital.“LIAT wishes to apologise for any inconvenience caused,” the statement added.Last Wednesday, Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony said that the country could only afford a four per cent wage hike for the 2010-2012 triennium while the Trade Union Federation (TUF)is sticking to its demand for a 9.5 per cent increase or six per cent with stipulated conditions.On Monday, the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (CCIA) called for an end to the industrial action that has crippled the public service and schools for a second consecutive week. Caribbean 360last_img read more

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Soler, Dozier power Royals to 7-2 victory over Twins

first_imgLast Updated: 22nd August, 2020 09:37 IST Soler, Dozier Power Royals To 7-2 Victory Over Twins The Royals knew they would need somebody to step up when Salvador Perez went on the injured list earlier in the day with a mysterious eye ailment that had caused the star catcher to have some blurry vision LIVE TV Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE Associated Press Television News center_img The Royals knew they would need somebody to step up when Salvador Perez went on the injured list earlier in the day with a mysterious eye ailment that had caused the star catcher to have some blurry vision.Well, Jorge Soler and Hunter Dozier certainly left the Twins seeing red.Soler hit a three-run homer to cap a four-run first inning, Dozier went deep for the third straight game against Minnesota, and the two young sluggers helped Kansas City cruise to a 7-2 victory Friday night to open a third straight weekend series against its AL Central rival.“We talked about his before game. We have to have a couple guys step up,” Royals manager Mike Matheny said. “Every time you lose somebody it creates an opportunity.”It also created an easy night for Danny Duffy (2-2), who pitched a 1-2-3 first inning and then suddenly found himself with a 4-0 lead. Duffy wound up needing 81 pitches to get through five, but he permitted just four hits and a pair of walks while striking out six. The only run he allowed came on Ehire Adrianza’s groundout with a runner on third.“Fastball command, was able to throw some sinkers in there that moved a lot. Curveball was good. The slider was the best it has been all year,” said Duffy, who also happened to punch out a handful of Twins with his changeup.Twins starter Jake Odorizzi (0-1) allowed five runs and seven hits before he was literally knocked from the game.Alex Gordon drilled him with a liner in the ribs in the fourth inning, and the right-hander who began his career in the Kansas City organization went to the ground immediately. It took several minutes before Odorizzi could walk gingerly to the dugout. X-rays taken at the ballpark were negative, and the Twins called his injury a bruised right abdomen.“That’s a frightening moment. You never want to see anything like that on a field or anywhere else,” Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said. “Jake’s abdomen took the brunt of it. He’s OK. He’s pretty sore, obviously. He’s got a pretty good mark, visible from across the room. He was able to avoid serious injury, which is really all we’re caring about at this point.”The Royals, who have struggled to give Duffy much run support, staked him to a big lead right out of the gate.Whit Merrifield opened the game with a crisp double and, after Nicky Lopez put runners on the corners with a base hit, Dozier followed with an RBI single. That merely set the table for the power-hitting Soler, who boosted a hanging 1-2 pitch over the left-field bullpen for his sixth homer of the season.The Twins scratched out a run in the second on a walk, single and groundout but kept squandering chances. They left a runner in scoring position when Max Kepler struck out, then left runners stranded on the corners in the third.The Royals answered with a run in the fourth. They tacked on two more on Dozier’s homer in the seventh.“Any time you can barrel a ball,” Dozier said, “it feels pretty good.”TRAINER’S ROOMTwins: They were playing their first game without either OF Byron Buxton (shoulder), 2B Luis Arraez (knee), 3B Josh Donaldson (calf) and C Mitch Garver (ribs) in the starting lineup. There is a chance Arraez returns during the series. … RHP Zack Littell left after recording one out with right elbow inflammation.Royals: Perez began having vision problems last weekend and saw an eye specialist Monday. The condition is not considered serious. “We want to take as much time as we can and make a wise decision for him and us,” Matheny said. “He’s trying to push everything as hard as he can to help that eye heal, but it’s just going to take time.”UP NEXTRHP Brady Singer (1-2, 4.56 ERA) makes his sixth career start for the Royals, with half of them having now come against the Twins. Minnesota counters with Randy Dobnak, who is off to a brilliant 4-1 start with a 1.42 ERA.Image credits: AP COMMENT First Published: 22nd August, 2020 09:37 IST FOLLOW USlast_img read more

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Buss Up Shut: The Caribbean Roti With a Catchy Name

first_imgThere are many styles of roti – none of which should be confused with the fast-casual chain Roti Modern Mediterranean. In places serving the food of Trinidad and Tobago, you’re bound to find paratha, also called “buss up shut” (the vernacular for “busted-up shirt”), apropos of the bread’s remarkable resemblance to a torn shirt.Roti – a generic term for flatbread, derived from the Sanskrit for “bread” – came to Trinidad and Tobago by way of indentured servants from the Indian subcontinent in the 1800s. After its arrival, explains David Nagar of Teddy’s Roti Shop in Washington, roti was revolutionized over the years, becoming a beloved and popular food on the islands. Buss up shut, in particular, is often found at parties, weddings and other celebrations. No matter the occasion, though, eat it with your hands: Tear into the flaky bread and use it to scoop up every last bit of your chosen accompaniment.Or just eat it plain – it practically melts in your mouth, requiring no ceremony.BreadIt’s the star of the show: Cooked on a tawa, or a flat griddle, the bread is extra flaky, thanks to liberal application of fat (ghee, butter, oil, margarine or shortening – it depends on the cook) as well as the cooking method, in which two spatulas are used to fold and beat the bread, creating texture and that signature busted-up appearance.SidesCurried chana (chickpeas) and potatoes add yet another boost of protein and starch. You will not be hungry after eating this.MainBuss up shut goes with anything, but you’ll usually find curried goat, chicken, shrimp or a mix of vegetables.CondimentsFiery pepper sauce, chunky amchar (a condiment made of spiced green mango) or tangy tambran (tamarind) sauce can be added.(c) 2018, The Washington Post Related ItemsCaribbeanTrinidad and Tobagolast_img read more

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