Mayhew gets heroes’ welcome at Charlemont High

first_imgCharlemont High School gave Daniel Mayhew a hero’s welcome for his performance at the Winter Youth Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway recently, with an open march celebration at the Linstead-based institution on Monday. The march started almost on the highway and the students travelled for little over a mile en route to the school, where the 17-year-old got an even greater reception from the waiting school populace, with banners and pictures of his achievement decorating the school. Mayhew became Jamaica’s first Junior Winter Olympics representative, finishing a creditable 13th in the monobob competition at the Games. “I thank Charlemont High School for putting it (celebration) on. The feeling I got was extraordinary, I felt so happy knowing I wasn’t a winner on the podium and I come home a winner because of the support everyone has shown me,” said Mayhew. “I didn’t think it (participation) would have led to this and all what took place, so everything has been unexpected. I am really surprised, I didn’t know that anything like this was going to happen,” he exclaimed. “From the moment I came through the airport, my family and school was there cheering me on, and it was just a feeling of excitement and feeling good to know my school can support me like this; whatever happened, they still have me as a winner, and I feel good to know I can make my country proud and my family and school happy,” he told The Gleaner. Mayhew, who has only been in the sport for over a year now, revealed that the track was not the best. “The environment at the track wasn’t perfect to get the best times. All the competitors’ times were slower than their best in training, so that really affected everyone. But I tried my best although the track wasn’t the best, but it wasn’t enough to win the race. “But I am 13th in the world, and that is awesome,” he beamed. “A lot of support was there. There were few Jamaicans, but everyone supported me because they love Jamaicans, and that was one of the factors that caused me to get my best time, and I really feel good and hope for the best in the future,” he continued. “My motivation is to make everyone proud and put my best in everything I do. I feel I can make it. I know I have the potential as I am doing the sport for 12 months and qualified for the Youth Olympics with lack of training and factors needed to perfect the sport. “But I am going somewhere in life, and that’s a challenge. I will keep on doing what I am doing to make everyone proud,” he said. SURPRISEDlast_img read more

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Guyanese, visitors welcomed with sweet treats at CJIA

first_imgSweet treats and a warm Guyanese welcome met visitors arriving at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport on Saturday morning.As the passengers disembarked the flight and made their way to Immigration, they were welcomed with warm bright smiles, black cake and beverages, ranging from ginger beer to fruit juices and even energy drinks.The taste of the traditional Guyanese black cake no doubt left both returning Guyanese and visitors alike with a sweet taste in their mouths.Those who spoke with the Department of Public Information said they were pleasantly surprised, but were equally appreciative of the initiative.Some of the passengers remarked that the welcome was a surprise they truly appreciated. Another noted that the new airport facilities were a vast improvement from previous years. While generally many agreed that it was good to be back home – “the best place to be for the Christmas holidays.”This initiative is a collaboration between Digicel Guyana, Ansa McAl and the Cheddi Jagan International Airport.Representative of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport., Paul Dwarka, says although an official count has not yet been conducted, arrival figures have increased compared to last year.“The number of passengers coming in has surged due to the increase in flights” … more flights, more passengers, all incoming flights have been full,” Dwarka said.The Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA) has also been instrumental in the hosting of the meet and greet at the main airport and other ports of entry in Guyana. Over the past week several teams have fanned out across the country to welcome visitors in true Guyanese fashion, and to spread Christmas cheer, these ports also include Moleson Creek Crossing and the Ogle International Airport.The body believes this exercise of spreading cheer during the festive season helps to promote Guyana’s tourism in the area of hospitality.Throughout the calendar year, the GTA conducts similar exercises for national holidays.last_img read more

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Dawson Creek RCMP investigate an attempted murder

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. – On Sunday, April 7, Dawson Creek RCMP Frontline Officers responded to a report of an assault at a residence on 13A Avenue.According to the RCMP, although individuals were located at the residence, they were not cooperative with the Police.RCMP say they were called again to 13A Avenue a couple of hours later where a male was seen running with what appeared to be a handgun.- Advertisement -The investigation resulted in two males being arrested for serious offences while another male is wanted in connection with conspiring to commit murder.The RCMP believe this to be targeted and directly related to the drug trade.Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to contact the Dawson Creek RCMP at 250-784-3703 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.Advertisementlast_img read more

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