Daily Archives: 02/10/2021

TRAVEL: The Golden Days of Flying – The Pan Am Clipper – Photos

FLYING THE ATLANTIC DURING THE LATE 1930s…VERY…VERY….IMPRESSIVE…!!!!!!!

The ship analogy was appropriate, as the Clipper landed on the water, not runways.

The Clipper made its maiden trans-Atlantic voyage on June 28, 1939.
But once the US entered World War II, the Clippers were pressed into service to transport materials and personnel.

You Jet-jockeys & Frequent-flyers will really appreciate this nostalgic look back in time at the Pan Am Clipper!
Be sure to look at it all. The ‘fate’ of the Pan-Am Clipper was shocking…                Continue reading

GANDHI’S GLOBAL INFLUENCE – Latin America and the Caribbean – By Ramnarine Sahadeo

By Ramnarine Sahadeo

Mohandas k. Gandhi (October 2, 1869 – January 30, 1948) was born in Asia, educated in Europe, and after a period of political apprenticeship matured in Africa. He never touched the soil of the Americas yet his influence was global and it would be a dim perception to conclude that his life and message was restricted to a few continents.

His impression on the USA is indelible. President Barack Obama stated in India in 2010 that he would not have been President had it not been for Gandhi and the message he shared with America and the rest of the world.            Continue reading

Guyanese Author Edgar Mittelholzer: The Dark One – By James Ferguson | Caribbean Beat

Edgar Mittelholzer

Edgar Mittelholzer produced over a dozen books, despite the shadows that closed around him. James Ferguson celebrates his struggle

By James Ferguson | Issue 100 (November/December 2009)
Caribbean Beat – Caribbean Airlines

This year marks the centenary of the birth of the Caribbean’s first professional novelist. There had previously been writers from the region, such as the Jamaican journalist HG de Lisser, who made money from their fiction, but Edgar Mittelholzer, born on December  16, 1909, was the earliest recorded author from the region to make a living – and a very precarious one it would turn out to be – from his pen.      Continue reading