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Seeking experienced Chief Steward for an exclusive hotel property located in Grand Cayman, Caribbean

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Hotel amenities include 365 guest rooms & suites, 5 restaurants, spa, meeting facilities, 2 swimming pools…

Minimum requirements: 3 years + experience in managing a stewarding team within luxury hotel/resort
Sound technical and functional understanding of food & beverage operations
Excellent computer skills
Ability to schedule and manage your own labour and cleaning product budget
Ability to lead a multi-cultural team of 45 approx.
Fluent English
Spanish an advantage

Salary: USD 60K/year (Tax free) + benefits

Further information available upon interview

Apply on line at www.vhospitality.net or send application including full up to date CV, recent photo and previous employment references to recruitment@vhospitality.net

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted

U.S. Fighter Jet Crashes in Libya

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Mar 22, 2011 — A U.S. Air Force F-15 Strike Eagle crashed during a mission over Libya Monday night. Both pilots ejected and suffered minor injuries. The U.S. military says both crewmen are safe. According to a release from U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) the aircraft experienced equipment malfunction.Source: Planet Data

Passengers and Cargo from Japan Trigger Radiation Detectors

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Mar 18, 2011 — Airline passengers and cargo arriving on flights from Japan are setting off radiation detectors at foreign airports.In the U.S., passengers at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport triggered radiation detectors on Wednesday, city officials confirmed to the Chicago Sun-Times. And scanners at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport detected radiation on some cargo arriving from Japan. At South Korea's Incheon International Airport passengers coming from Japan were found to have radiation levels above the permitted amount, according to the country's Ministry of Education, Science and Technology. And in Taiwan, a government official confirmed to Reuters that 25 passengers had arrived from various Japanese cities with "slightly higher" levels than normal.
Source: Planet Data

Turkey Releases Iranian Cargo Plane After Inspection

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Mar 17, 2011 — An Iranian cargo plane that the Turkish air force forced to land late Tuesday was allowed to continue its journey on Wednesday after its cargo, paperwork and crew were inspected at Diyarbakir Airport. Turkish officials say nothing suspicious was found during this routine "technical landing", which foreign planes are sometimes subjected to. It was widely speculated that authorities suspected the plane was transporting nuclear material or weapons to its destination in Syria.
Source: Planet Data

U.S. Drones Tracking Mexican Drug Gangs

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Mar 16, 2011 — The New York Times (registration) broke the news Tuesday that the U.S. is sending surveillance drones deep into Mexico in order to gather intelligence on drug gangs. The information is then being handed over to Mexican authorities. The Times said that information gathered during one flight helped lead to the capture of several suspects linked to the killing of ICE special agent Jaime Zapata.Source: Planet Data

Ex-TSA Worker Accused of Stealing Money from Travellers

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Mar 16, 2011 — A former Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employee was arrested last Friday for allegedly stealing money from travellers at a passenger security checkpoint at Hawaii's Kona airport.Source: Planet Data

General Managers - China

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Seeking qualified and experiences General Managers for 3 opening properties in China on behalf of one of the world’s leading hospitality companies

Properties are between 200 & 400 rooms and suites, scheduled to open between 2011 and Autumn 2012

Previous experience in similar size properties
Previous pre-opening experience in senior management role
Asia experience an advantage
Excellent leadership skills
Fluent English required, knowledge of Mandarin highly regarded

Salary range - Base salary US95-100K net
Benefits include accommodation, incentive, 1 home leave airfare, company-paid

Apply on line at www.vhospitality.net or send application to sbenon@vhospitality.net

India Probing Pilots Using Forged Documents to Earn Licenses

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Mar 14, 2011 — After two Indian pilots were recently arrested for allegedly using forged documents to earn their flying licenses, the Indian Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is investigating how many other pilots may have committed a similar crime.Source: Planet Data

Arab League Wants Libyan No-Fly Zone

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Mar 14, 2011 — Over the weekend the Arab League voted to ask the United Nations Security Council to institute and enforce a no-fly zone over Libya. Voice of America reports that rebels opposed to Gadhafi's rule "reacted positively" to the Arab League's resolution.(Voice of America) "With regional support being one of the pre-conditions for a U.N. resolution on a no-fly zone, those opposition leaders,...now are hoping that international intervention could come in a matter of days."
Source: Planet Data

Vulnerability Leads FAA to Order Airlines to Disable Lavatory Oxygen Generators

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Mar 11, 2011 — Airlines in the U.S. have disabled oxygen generators located in all commercial aircraft lavatories in order to remove what the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other federal agencies identified as a potential safety and security vulnerability. The FAA revealed the concern about this threat on Thursday (3/10) at the same time it said airlines have already completed the work necessary to fix the problem.Presumably the FAA feels these oxygen generators could be manipulated and exploited by someone wishing to do harm to an aircraft. (FAA) "Had the FAA publicized the existence of this security vulnerability prior to airlines fixing it, thousands of planes across the U.S. and the safety of passengers could have been at risk. This proactive measure will help keep travelers as safe and secure as possible."
Source: Planet Data

Heathrow Partially Evacuated for Security Scare

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Mar 10, 2011 — Authorities partially evacuated Terminal 5 at London Heathrow Airport this afternoon (local time) after a man carrying a bag entered the departure area and allegedly threatened to blow himself up, reports The Guardian. Police have taken a man into custody, and the Terminal is reopening.Source: Planet Data

U.S. Approves 8 More Ports of Entry for Cuba Flights

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Mar 9, 2011 — U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Tuesday (3/9) that it has approved eight additional airports to provide passenger air service between the U.S. and Cuba. Previously only JFK, LAX and Miami International Airports were allowed to accept flights to and from Cuba.The 8 new eligible airports are:
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International AirportBaltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall International AirportDallas-Fort Worth International AirportNew Orleans Louis Armstrong International AirportChicago O'Hare International AirportPittsburgh International AirportSan Juan Louis Munoz Marin International AirportTampa International AirportThe airports must request and receive approval from CBP before any flights can take place.

Source:Planet Data

Health Officials Concerned About Measles Cases

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Mar 1, 2011 — In two unrelated cases, two people infected with measles have caused outbreak scares in several U.S. cities. Last week it was Boston, where a French consulate worker exposed potentially hundreds of people in her office building, the train and local restaurants to the highly contagious disease. And now a 27-year-old Santa Fe woman may have exposed people to measles in at least five cities, when she flew home from London via Washington, Baltimore, Denver and Albuquerque between February 20 and 22.
Source: Planet Data

BA Worker Guilty of Terror Charges

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Mar 1, 2011 — A former British Airways IT worker has been convicted on terrorism charges including an attempt to blow up an aircraft in Britain. The prosecution says that the defendant Rajib Karim, 31, used his position to plot an attack with Anwar al-Awlaki, the American born radical Islamist who is an associate of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and is hiding in Yemen.
Source: Planet Data

Continental Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Dulles

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Feb 28, 2011 — A Continental flight from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to Houston was forced to land shortly after takeoff at Washington Dulles International Airport due to an engine problem.
Source: Planet Data

Canadian Evacuation Flight Left Libya Empty

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Feb 25, 2011 — A plane the Canadian government chartered to evacuate Canadian citizens from Libya left Tripoli empty on Friday. Canada's Defense Minister Peter MacKay blamed the snafu on a problem with "co-ordination on the ground and ensuring that people are aware that exit is available to them."
Source: Planet Data

Will Rogers World Airport Gets New Federal Security Director

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Feb 24, 2011 — Last week the TSA named TSA-veteran Kevin Donovan as the Federal Security Director (FSD) for Will Rogers World Airport (OKC) in Oklahoma City. (TSA) "Previously, [Donovan] was the Acting FSD for the airports of the Eastern Washington District based in Spokane, Wash. He also served as the Assistant General Manager for Procedures in the Office of Security Operations at TSA headquarters. In this role, Donovan helped develop and coordinate national screening procedures and aviation security regulatory requirements."
Source: Planet Data