JetBlue celebrates its first flights to US Virgin Islands

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Tweet 33 Views   no discussions LifestyleTravel JetBlue celebrates its first flights to US Virgin Islands by: – December 13, 2011center_img Photo credit: leeloveshotttrends.comSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — JetBlue Airways, Puerto Rico’s largest carrier, on Monday celebrated inaugural service to the US Virgin Islands with twice-daily flights between San Juan’s Luis Munoz Marin International Airport (SJU) and St Thomas International Airport (STT) and once-daily flights between San Juan and St Croix International Airport (STX).The carrier’s network now boasts 70 destinations across the US, Latin America and the Caribbean, including 11 destinations served nonstop from San Juan. To celebrate, flights are on sale through December 31, 2011 for as low as $39 for travel January 5 – February 15, 2012. What’s more, for customers looking for an entire vacation package experience, complete with air, hotel, wheels and more, JetBlue Getaways is offering $100 off any vacation for bookings made by December 31, 2011. “Since our inaugural service to the Commonwealth nearly a decade ago, Puerto Ricans have consistently made JetBlue their carrier of choice,” said Scott Laurence, vice president of network planning. “It is thanks to their loyal support we’ve been able to maintain steady growth on the island, adding even more destinations for visitors and residents of Puerto Rico alike. We are pleased to add this newest service to the beautiful US Virgin Islands.” “We’ve worked diligently at the Department of Economic Development and Commerce to transform flight access to the region, and JetBlue’s new service is a direct result of this stratagem,” said Jose R. Perez-Riera, Secretary of the Department of Economic Development and Commerce. “It’s key to Puerto Rico’s economic development that we have the support of a renowned airline like JetBlue, which continues to expand. The carrier’s growing presence is central for overall air traffic growth in Puerto Rico.” “On behalf of the people and government of the US Virgin Islands, we are delighted to welcome JetBlue to the Territory,” said US Virgin Islands Commissioner of Tourism, Beverly Nicholson-Doty. “The added capacity created by this new JetBlue service to both St Croix and St Thomas will allow us to maximize the inbound market from Puerto Rico, market to potential visitors connecting through San Juan and provide a new option for Virgin Islanders traveling to Puerto Rico and abroad,” she said. “This additional airlift, estimated to bring over 70,000 passengers a year, strengthens Puerto Rico as the hub of the Caribbean region. The added service to both St Croix and St Thomas will allow us to maximize the market potential as the US Virgin Islands are our top source of passengers from the Caribbean,” said Mario Gonzalez Lafuente, executive director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company. “It will be an economic boost to important inbound tourism segments such as corporate, leisure, medical, entertainment, groups and conventions among others.”Caribbean News Now Share Sharelast_img read more

Former Governor passes away at 74

first_imgStatewide—Indiana is mourning the loss of former Indiana Governor Joe Kernan. The Vietnam prisoner of war who entered politics after has died at age 74.In 1996, Frank O’Bannon and Joe Kernan were elected to the top two positions in Indiana government. The O’Bannon-Kernan team was elected for a second term in 2000. As Lieutenant Governor of Indiana, Kernan served as the president of the Indiana Senate, the director of the Indiana Department of Commerce, and as the commissioner of Agriculture.Upon the death of Governor Frank O’Bannon on September 13, 2003, Lt. Governor Kernan assumed the position of Governor of Indiana.Joe Kernan also was elected mayor of South Bend in 1987, 1991, and again in 1995, when he won with more than 82% of the vote. He is the longest-serving mayor the city’s history.last_img read more

Algeria Moves Dead Rubber Clash with Eagles to Blida

first_imgGroup B bottom team Algeria’s only point from the qualifiers was therefore achieved in Blida.Meanwhile, Rabah Madjer has been tipped to return to make drastic changes as Algeria coach for a fourth time with his first match being the dead-rubber 2018 World Cup qualifier against Nigeria.Madjer, who will be assisted by Djamel Menad, will be expected to effect a revolution in the national team as he has been against players who have played at age-grade levels for France.Interestingly, Algeria fought back to international reckoning after they capped at full international level many players who were born in France and even played for that country’s age-group teams.Madjer’s appointment is coming a fortnight after the Spaniard Lucas Alcaraz was fired following three losses in the World Cup qualifiers.Madjer, 58, has been considered ahead of another former international 41-year-old Djamel Belmadi.The former FC Porto Madjer last worked as a coach in 2006. He has been Algeria coach in 1994-95, 1999 and 2001-2002.However, Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, told SCORENigeria he hopes to line up his strongest team against Algeria even though Nigeria has already qualified for Russia 2018.Rohr said he wants to finish the qualifying campaign unbeaten and will rather parade an experimental team in a friendly after the match against Algeria. Morocco is likely to be one of Nigeria’s opponents for friendly games.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram WORLD CUP 2018 QUALIFIERAlgeria has moved next month’s World Cup 2018 qualifier against Nigeria back to Blida as they aim to salvage some national pride in this dead rubber game. The match is scheduled for November 10.The North Africans lost 1-0 to Zambia in Constantine in September after they were forced to a 1-1 draw in their opening World Cup qualifier in October 2016.last_img read more

The Supercopa points

first_imgAs much as you wanted to whiten the defeat of Barça praising his football for 75 minutes as if the last fifteen were not part of the same game, the shot of Arabia was tremendous and leaves signaled starting with the coach. Valverde is usually the main source of Barça disasters. In Rome, in Liverpool, in the Cup final or in the match against Atlético de Madrid in Jeddah. It seems that Valverde is never responsible for victories and always for defeats. In Jeddah, of course, he also had his share. The Txingurri, after an excellent approach that his players captured with mastery, did not know how to anticipate the events and, since it is an old and legless team, he did not close the game in time. Installed on a pointless correcalles for their interests, Barça ended up losing.But if Valverde did not foresee the scene of the game, the management of Barça players was appalling in the last fifteen minutes. They were responsible to the same extent as the defeat coach. The most stripped by the round trip that the game became was Umtiti, who after having competed well came busted at the end of the clash. His careers behind the strikers of Atletico Madrid were grotesque. Umtiti came to the game with the possibility of claiming and winning a place in the eleven after the tremendous doubts that Lenglet, excessively soft, I was leaving in the last matches. But after an hour and a quarter of correct, intense game and making tactical mistakes (one of Lenglet’s ballasts) if the legs did not give him, he collapsed at the end. Spain Supercup* Data updated as of January 10, 2020 Something similar happened to Busquets, who played an academic game but pointed out the last minutes. He has always suffered when the games split and now, over the years, even more. It was in evidence, but his partners did not help him either. Especially Frenkie de Jong. After an excellent start to the season, the Dutchman is falling. Intranscending in the field, without any influence on decisive passes or on arrival, he also failed in what is supposed to be the best in the world. Impose themselves in the midfield that Atlético had abandoned. “They finished with two midfielders,” Valverde warned at the end of the game. But not even there was De Jong able to lead Barça. Neither circulating the ball, nor putting calm, nor breaking lines. He has lost confidence and hierarchy. Right now he is a waning player.last_img read more