Much to learn from Arrow
ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – The Grenada Progressive Association of Calypso Tents is urging calypsonians all over the world to draw from the legacy of Alphonsus Arrow Cassell, who died at his home in Montserrat on Wednesday from cancer.
President of the group, Adrian Thomas, has described Arrow as an icon adding that technology should allow others to learn from his exploits as an internationally acclaimed Soca recording artist. (CMC)
Jamaica on the “rebound”
CORAL GABLES, Jamaica – Jamaica’s Finance Minister Audley Shaw said the country was on the rebound in light of the global economic crisis.
“We are going in the right direction,” Shaw said at the 14th Annual Americas Conference.
He said the Bruce Golding administration had been forced to institute austere measures in order to address the crisis.
“We have put a lid on the deficit,” said Shaw. (Jamaica Gleaner)
Carrington’s son passes away
GEORGETOWN, Guyana – The 44-year-old son of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary General Edwin Carrington has died “after a prolonged illness”.
Staff at the CARICOM Secretariat here were told that Andre Gerard Edwin Carrington, a computer software engineer, died on Tuesday. He will be cremated in Maine, United States. (CMC)
Death for killing his woman
GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Five years after he was arrested for the murder of his reputed wife, Lennox Syfox was pronounced guilty by a jury yesterday afternoon and sentenced to death by Justice Roxane George.
After deliberating for several hours a mixed jury found Syfox guilty of murdering Roselyne Rodney on August 19, 2005. Syfox, 29, stabbed the woman to death in her Golden Grove, East Coast Demerara home. (Stabroek News.)