Share 357 Views no discussions LifestyleNewsRegionalTravel LIAT announces cancellation of flights by: – August 1, 2014 Share Tweet Share Sharing is caring! ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – LIAT wishes to advise its customers and the general public of the following flight cancellations for tomorrow as the airline’s operations continue to be impacted by the passage of Tropical Storm Bertha:· LI 362 – Antigua-San Juan· LI 563 – San Juan-Antigua· LI 560 – Dominica-San Juan· LI 565 – San Juan-Dominica· LI 500 – Antigua-Santo Domingo· LI 500 – St. Maarten-Santo Domingo· LI 501 – Santo Domingo-AntiguaLI 500 will operate from Antigua to St. MaartenPassengers travelling tomorrow are asked to check the LIAT website, the LIAT Facebook Page, their local LIAT office, or to call the LIAT Call Centre from Antigua – 1-268-480-5582; toll free from the rest of the Caribbean – 1-888-844-5428 and from Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands – 1-866-549-5428 for information on the status of their flights.Customers affected by the disruptions who wish to rebook for a later date will be allowed to do so without change fees or fare differences for a period of one week from the date of their original scheduled travel. Following the one-week grace period, passengers will be required to pay applicable fare and change fees when re-booking.LIAT also wishes to advise that passengers who decide to travel but are unable to complete their journey due to disruption caused by weather conditions, will not be provided with meals, transportation, hotel accommodation etc.Passengers with onward connections are advised to contact the respective carriers.LIAT regrets any inconvenience caused as a result of the passage of the storm.
The law instead mandates localgovernments to, among others, establish materials recovery facilities, alsoknown as ecology centers, in every barangay or cluster of barangays to promotewaste prevention and reduction in the grassroots level. A materials recovery facility includesa solid waste transfer station or sorting station, drop-off center, acomposting facility, and a recycling facility. The P308-million integrated wastemanagement facility is currently being constructed in Barangay Aglalana, PassiCity. The Passi City Integrated WasteManagement facility may be operational by the first or second quarter of 2020,he added. Open dumpsites are disposal areaswherein solid wastes are indiscriminately thrown or disposed of without dueplanning and consideration for environmental and health standards. But there’s a “tipping fee” – P749 perton of garbage delivered. The Pass City sanitary landfill canaccommodate 200 tons to 375 tons of residual waste daily. A sanitary landfill is a wastedisposal site designed, constructed, operated and maintained in a manner thatexerts engineering control over significant potential environment impactsarising from the development and operation of the facility. “We hope nga makasabat ini sa problema sang aton nga mga banwa kun diin nilai-haboy ang ila basura,” said Atty. Arturo Cangrejo, officer-in-charge ofthe Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO). The 29 local government units (LGUs)signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with Passi City on Dec. 5. These wereBadiangan, Bingawan, Cabatuan, Calinog, Janiuay, Mina, Pototan, Anilao, Banate,Barotac Nuevo, Dingle, Dueñas, Dumangas, San Enrique, Ajuy, Balasan, Barotac Viejo,Batad, Carles, Concepcion, Estancia, Lemery, San Dionisio, San Rafael, Sara,Oton, Santa Barbara, Leganes, and Zarraga. * the parties shall extend thenecessary assistance to the City of Passi to ensure proper waste management, including but not limited to thepassage of relevant resolutions and budget appropriations ordinances, trimlyissuance o necessary licenses and permits, and provisions of rights-of-way The Ecological Solid Waste ManagementAct of 2000 prohibits local governments from operating open or controlleddumpsites. * “solid waste” means waste producedfrom activities within the territorial jurisdiction of the parties whichinclude a combination of discarded household, commercial, non-hazardousinstitutional and industrial waste, and street litters, but shall not includehazardous waste or unacceptable waste They do not have sanitary landfillsmandated by the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 or Republic Act9003, said Cangrejo. Among the salient points of the LGUs’MOA were the following: ILOILO – Twenty-nine municipalitieswill be dumping their solid waste at the 12-hectare sanitary landfill of PassiCity when the facility is finally operational. Construction started in October./PN