Daily Archives: July 26, 2014

It all happened before – Passenger Jets in Jeopardy – by Clyde Duncan

IT ALL HAPPENED BEFORE – PASSENGER JETS IN JEOPARDY

By Clyde Duncan

  • February, 1973: Libyan Arab Airlines Flight 114 – shot down by Israeli fighters
  • September, 1978: Air Rhodesia Flight RH-825 – shot down by Zimbabwe rebels
  • June, 1980: Itavia Flight 870 – shot down by a missile in Italy [undetermined origin]
  • September, 1983: Korean Airlines Flight 007 – shot down by Soviet fighters
  • June, 1985: Air India Flight 182 – internal explosion off the coast of Ireland
  • December, 1985: Arrow Air Flight 1285 – internal explosion off Newfoundland [undetermined origin]
  • July, 1988: Iran Air Flight 655 – shot down by USS Vincennes
  • December, 1988: Pan Am Flight 103 – internal explosion [terrorist]   Continue reading

Eddo Callaloo and other poems – By Dmitri Allicock

Calaloo

 EDDO CALLALOO

By Dmitri Allicock

Oh delicate leaves cooked by the bundle

Noble nourishment not only for the humble

Market or garden fresh for the pickings

 Guyanese callaloo called one foot chicken

Poi, carila, bhagi, and spinach of the land of green

Read more and comment on he Dmitri Allicock Blog here.

PNCR Conference: Granger promotes ‘One Nation’ solution

 Granger promotes ‘One Nation’ solution

David Granger

David Granger

July 25, 2014 · Stabroek News

In his address to the 18th biennial delegates’ conference of the PNCR this afternoon, Party leader David Granger urged a One Nation solution for the country and lambasted the PPP/C for not seizing the opportunity for more inclusive governance.

In the text of his address released by Congress Place he urged delegates to keep the pressure up to “push the PPP out of office, elect a government of national unity and give the Guyanese people the good life that they deserve”.

He also alighted on the Finance Minister, Dr Ashni Singh’s management of the country’s finances stating that it has been a major source of political contention. He added “We shall soon settle that!”  That remark appears to be a reference to Singh’s spending of $4.5B which has brought the country to the brink of a motion of no confidence by the opposition majority in Parliament against the government.

Granger’s address follows:   Continue reading

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