Daily Archives: 03/27/2021

Guyana to receive 224,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines next week

According to the report, of the 224,000 doses; a quota of 24,000 doses of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine which is being donated by the World Health Organization’s COVID -19 Vaccine Global Access, will arrive on Monday and another 200,000 doses of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine will arrive on Tuesday. Additionally, it was stated that the government is also working to secure another 200,000 doses of the Russian vaccine.        Continue reading

BOOK: The First East Indians to Trinidad – by Dr. Dennison Moore (Author)

The First East Indians to Trinidad: Captain Cubitt Sparkhall Rundle and the ship – Fatel Rozack 

Paperback – February 1, 2020 – https://drdennisonmoore.com/

by Dr. Dennison Moore (Author) Available on Amazon books CLICK HERE TO GO

Of the life of Captain Cubitt Sparkhall Rundle, who commanded the Fatel Rozack that brought the first batch of East Indian labourers to the shores of Trinidad in 1845, we know little; and that little is derived mainly if not wholly from his scrapbook and from a history of the family written by his son Henry Leslie Rundle.

Nevertheless Rundle’s career as a sailor affords Dr. Moore an opportunity to dissect nineteenth-century merchant marine society, to lay out how merchant ships worked and what life was like on deck and in the forecastle where the sailors and boys lived.            Continue reading

The Suez Canal: Container Ship Blocks A Critical Waterway – The Economist + Visual Capitalist

Why the Suez Canal and other choke-points face growing pressure

Shipping volumes, security threats and climate change put the squeeze on vital seaways

The Ever Given Container Ship – click to expand photo

The Economist – Mar 26th – 2021

TRAVEL: History of the MV Federal Palm and MV Federal Maple – By Roland Martins-Smith | Nautical Solutions 

Roland Martins-Smith | Nautical Solutions 

It is said that the British Colonial administration initiated an “Inter-Island Shipping Service” in the Eastern Caribbean with chartered coasters in 1947, of which little is known today.  Some 10 years later, when the West Indies Federation was being conceived, the importance of strengthening regional shipping appeared to be critical to the success of integration efforts, and so the Canadian government stepped in and offered to custom-build two cargo/passenger ships as gifts to the Federation. THESE TWO SHIPS WERE NAMED FEDERAL PALM AND FEDERAL MAPLE.     Continue reading