Caribbean Airlines now flying to Cuba

first_imgTrinidad and Tobago-based international carrier Caribbean Airlines (CAL) started flying to Havana, Cuba last Friday.The announcement was made on Thursday by TNT’s Finance Minister Colm Imbert during a post-Cabinet news conference.Twice weekly serviceAccording to Imbert, the service will operate twice weekly and would allow people from surrounding Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states the opportunity to travel to Cuba if they so wanted.He said the route also opens the possibility of tourism and trade linkages with Cuba as a Chinese airline has a route from Beijing to Havana, with an intermediate stop in Montreal, Canada. He explained, this could provide the opportunity for Chinese tourists and business people to visit Trinidad and Tobago.Best use of JetsThe Finance minister disclosed that based on information from CAL, its fleet of jet aircraft is currently underutilized, and pilots may also be underutilized on certain routes. Explaining this has to do with take-offs, landings and the amount of time spent in the air, Imbert said CAL’s consultants have said this is the best use of the aircrafts at this point in time.He said, “the new route will not affect CAL’s jet schedule in any adverse way.”CAL’s Boeing jets could accommodate approximately 160 passengers travelling between Havana and Port of Spain in either direction, he said, and the same jet aircraft used to fly to Havana would be used to return passengers to Trinidad and Tobago.last_img read more

Bournemouth Sends Ivorian Max Gradel On Loan To Toulouse

first_imgMax Gradel did not start any Premier League game for The Cherries last season, making just 13 appearances.Related Ivory Coast international, Max Gradel has joined French club Toulouse on a season long loan from Bournemouth, without the option to buy.29-year-old Gradel, who could make his Toulouse debut against PSG this weekend, moved to Bournemouth in 2015 from St Etienne on a four-year deal but have failed to nail down a first team spot in Eddie Howe’s team.last_img

Paying The Price!  Bruce Arena Leaves Role After World Cup Failure

first_imgUnited States of America (USA) coach Bruce Arena has left his post after the team failed to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.The team failed to book a place in Russia after a shock 2-1 loss to lowly Trinidad and Tobago when a point would have been good enough for at least a playoff spot.The country fail to make the World Cup for the first time since 1986.On the team’s failure to qualify for next year’s tournament, Bruce Arena said:“We didn’t get the job done, and I accept responsibility.”66-year old Arena left Major League Soccer (MLS) side LA Galaxy to succeed Jurgen Klinsmann in November.The previously mentioned Klinsmann was sacked with the US bottom of the six-country qualifying group and fortunes thereafter changed under Arena only for all the optimism to qualify for Russia to evaporate in the final game.Relatedlast_img read more