Archive for January, 2017

Three elderly Guyanese pass on – By Waltie Ainsworth

Three elderly Guyanese pass on

By Waltie Ainsworth

Norman "Star" Armstrong

Norman “Star” Armstrong

On Friday January 20th, the family of Norman “Star” Armstrong, will funeralise him in Brooklyn New York.

Star as he was familiarly called was 98 and lived with his eldest son James, in East Orange new Jersey.  Star last known address in Guyana was north East la Penitence and he retired in 1973 from the Fire Service.

This writer for more than four decades was a family friend of the Armstrongs and on the eve of the American elections last November, Star called to remind my family to get out and vote for the Democratic ticket. Word on the street is that after the Republican ticket emerged victorious, Star lost hope and threw in the towel. His health rapidly declined and he was hospitalized never to recover from a bout of pneumonia.   Continue reading

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Calgary police charge Sunwing Airlines pilot with being drunk before takeoff

Sunwing Airlines on drunk pilot arrested in Calgary: all foreign pilots trained, approved

WATCH: Sunwing Airlines says the Slovakian pilot accused of being drunk before a flight Saturday from Calgary to Cancun was a foreign pilot on contract but, met all Canadian regulations to fly the Boeing 737. Miroslav Gronych, 37, will appear in court January 5 after police say his blood alcohol limit was three times the legal limit. Reid Fiest reports.

Two days after a pilot was found unconscious in a cockpit before takeoff and tested at more than three times the legal alcohol limit just hours later, Sunwing Airlines is answering questions on how foreign pilots are hired.    Story continues below

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