1 Sep
2019

Duchess Meghan Praises New Zealand on Womens Voting Victory

first_imgBy NICK PERRY, Associated PressWELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The Duchess of Sussex on Sunday congratulated New Zealand on becoming the first country in the world to allow women to vote 125 years ago, and said that effort had paved the way for others around the world.“Suffrage is not simply about the right to vote but also about what that represents,” Meghan said. “The basic and fundamental human right of being able to participate in the choices for your future, and for your community.”Meghan, Duchess of Sussex receives a “hongi” a traditional Maori welcome on the lawns of Government House in Wellington, New Zealand, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are on day 13 of their 16-day tour of Australia and the South Pacific. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)Meghan and her husband, Prince Harry, are on the final leg of their 16-day tour of the South Pacific, which has taken in four countries.Meghan, who describes herself as a feminist, was speaking to a group of mainly women guests in Wellington that included Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Meghan got a big cheer when she opened her speech with a greeting in indigenous Maori.The function was designed to celebrate the suffrage anniversary, and Dame Patsy Reddy also got a cheer when she pointed out that she was the nation’s third female governor general andArden was the third female prime minister. The event was delayed after a fire alarm, believed to have been triggered by an atomizer spreading air freshener in a bathroom, forced guests to briefly evacuate the building.Earlier, the couple was greeted with an indigenous Maori welcome.Harry and Meghan each performed a “hongi” with Maori elders, in which they pressed noses together to share a breath. They were welcomed with traditional haka performances and a 21-gun salute at Government House in Wellington, New Zealand’s capital.The couple are scheduled to spend four days in New Zealand, where they will go for a trail walk in a national park, meet young people training to be part of the film industry and visit a hatchery for the national bird, the kiwi.At Government House, a group of children got to meet the royal couple. Minnie Newman, an 11-year-old from Kelburn Girl Guides, said she was impressed with Meghan.“I love her dress and she was really pretty,” Newman said. “She seems really nice and kind and would be good for royalty.”Greta Crowe, 11, said she told the couple that the best part of being a girl guide was getting to meet them. She said Harry responded, “What, waiting around at Government House in the cold?” and the couple both laughed.Hundreds of people gathered outside barriers at the Pukeahu National War Memorial, hoping to catch a glimpse of the couple on their only public walkabout in the capital.Harry and Meghan arrived on the same plane as a number of competitors returning from Sydney’s Invictus Games, which Harry founded in 2014. The games give sick and injured military personnel and veterans the opportunity to compete in sports such as wheelchair basketball.As well as Australia and New Zealand, the couple has also visited Fiji and Tonga on their tour.last_img read more

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10 Aug
2019

FlyMontserrat will launch daily flights to Antigua

first_imgFlyMontserrat will launch daily flights to Antigua from December 1st following the route’s approval by the island’s government.One daily return flight will operate until December 15th, with two return flights per day commencing thereafter.To accommodate the route, FlyMontserrat has acquired two additional Islander aircraft, which are expected to arrive before Christmas.A Twin Otter aircraft will be added to the airline’s fleet next year providing that passengers numbers and the frequency of flights increase.FlyMontserrat chief executive officer Nigel Harris said: “We hope that Montserratians will appreciate and support their ‘home-grown’ service which as it grows will provide more employment and training possibilities on island.”Flights will take off from Montserrat at 12:30 (local time) and return at 17:30, although an earlier departure will take effect from December 16th.The carrier was granted an Air Operators Certificate in May by the UK overseas Civil Aviation Authority Air Safety Support International.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedAirTran Airways to introduce flights to Key WestUS cheap flights carrier AirTran Airways will launch new flights to Key West from Orlando in the run-up to ChristmasFlights to Tripoli to be launched by bmiBritish Midland International (bmi) will launch new flights to Tripoli from London Heathrow this winter.Flights to San Francisco to be launched by Air BerlinFlights to San Francisco to be launched by Air Berlinlast_img read more

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