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Governor to Address Rising Fuel and Food Costs

first_imgWHAT:           Gov. to Announce NewProgram to Assist with Food and Fuel CostsRandolph, Vt. – Governor Jim Douglastomorrow will announce a comprehensive new program to help Vermonters address increasinghome heating, gasoline and food costs. The Governor will be joined by members of a cabinet-level inter-agencytask force charged with working with public, non-profit and private partners toimplement his plan. WHEN:           Thursday, June 12,2008 – 2:00 p.m. ### Governorto Announce Comprehensive Program to Help Vermonters Address Rising Fuel andFood Costs Jason GibbsGovernor’sCommunications Director109 State Street ¨ The Pavilion ¨ Montpelier,VT 05609-0101 ¨ www.vermont.gov/governor(link is external)Telephone: 802.828.3333 ¨ Fax: 802.828.3339 ¨ TDD: 802.828.3345 WHERE:        VermontTechnical College,Administration Building,Randolph·        From I-89, Exit 4 ramp, turn onto Rt. 66 headinguphill·        Proceed 3/4 mile to intersection at top of hill (cars travelingup the hill have right of way at the intersection)·        Drive straight through the intersection to accesscampus from main entrancelast_img read more

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Removal of US restrictions benefiting LIAT

first_img Sharing is caring! Share An easing in United States post-September 11 terrorism restrictions is allowing LIAT to expand one of its business lines.ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Thursday December 22, 2011 – For the first time since the terrorist attacks in the United States in 2001, LIAT is able to move cargo into the United States territories within its network.“We were waiting for this for a long time and we have worked many hours to make sure that the service to our clients will be second to none,” said LIAT’s Country Manager in San Juan Sadie Boneta-Rittenhouse.This development has now allowed LIAT to now expand its service offerings in time for the lucrative holiday season.The airline launched its inaugural dedicated all-cargo freighter service into San Juan, Puerto Rico last week in what has been described as a “significant milestone” in its 56-year history.“Apart from the Christmas special we expect brisk business throughout the year as our rates are significantly cheaper than our competitors and more than 50 per cent cheaper at some break points. We invite the business community to make use of our service to ship car parts, food stuff, clothing, and even moderately sized building materials, said director of Cargo and Quikpak Wilbur Edwards.Edwards said that LIAT prepared meticulously for the service; and in addition to meeting all of the government’s requirements, had forged strategic relationships with several local companies who handle cargo, sales, and pick-up and delivery. LIAT launched its dedicated freighter service in February 2011. The company’s dedicated freighter aircraft has a capacity of 7,500 pounds.LIAT, the Caribbean’s main intra-regional carrier, is owned by regional shareholders, with major shareholders being the Governments of Barbados, Antigua & Barbuda and St. Vincent & the Grenadines. Caribbean 360 News Share Sharecenter_img 25 Views   no discussions Tweet LifestyleTravel Removal of US restrictions benefiting LIAT by: – December 23, 2011last_img read more