Daily Archives: March 23, 2013

Tribute to Chinua Achebe by Leonard Dabydeen

Tribute to Chinua Achebe by Leonard Dabydeen

Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe

Nigerian Chinua Achebe was an icon in English Literature, particularly in the post colonial era. I read and studied his 1958 novel “Things Fall Apart” some four decades ago for a Teachers’ examination in Guyana. Much of his thoughts and future writings stirred a new awareness and longing for us to get up and use the pen to picture our world inside out. He will be remembered as much as he will be missed by all…

Tribute to Chinua Achebe
(1931-2013)                                           Continue reading

Cricket: Windies sweep series against Zimbabwe

Windies sweep series against Zimbabwe

MARCH 23, 2013 – ROSEAU, Dominica, CMC – Rampant West Indies were propelled by another five-wicket haul from off-spinner Shane Shillingford as they routed Zimbabwe by an innings and 65 runs here yesterday, to complete an emphatic clean sweep of the two-Test series.

Shillingford captured five for 34 to send Zimbabwe crashing to 141 all out, half-hour before tea on the third day, surrendering meekly in the second Test at Windsor Park.

Classy opener Vusi Sibanda resisted with a polished 35 while Graeme Cremer and  Malcolm Waller both got 20, but no other batsman showed enough mettle to stand up to the Windies attack.

Part-time off-spinner Marlon Samuels weighed in with three for 35 to follow up a similar first innings effort, and finish the series with ten wickets following his four-wicket haul in the first Test at Bridgetown last week.
Shillingford, meanwhile, snared ten for 93 in the game to take Man-of-the-Match honours and finished with 19 wickets in the series to nail the Man-of-the-Series award.    Continue reading

One Hundred Years of Aviation in Guyana – by M.G. Joseph G. Singh

Message of Appreciation on the Occasion of the One Hundred Years of Aviation in Guyana – by M.G. (retd) Joseph G. Singh

Grumman Goose2

Grumman Goose amphibious airplane

On Sunday, March 24, 2013 an event will be held on the Lawns of Castellani Pool to celebrate 100 years of Aviation in Guyana.

As a frequent flyer in the hinterland for 47 years, I wish to offer this message of appreciation to the men and women who served in the local aviation sector over the past 100 years.

They demonstrated  true pioneering spirit, a commendable sense of professionalism, patriotism and humanity, in ensuring that the aviation services, facilities and standards evolved, as far as was humanly possible, in consonance with the development and security imperatives of Guyana and the expectations of our people. While acknowledging the establishment and role and functions of the international aviation services offered during periods of our history, I shall confine my contribution to the domestic aviation arena.        Continue reading