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Alam died recently, without ever meeting me, or even hearing about me and his influence over me or anyone at all. He had lost much of his shine by the end and so they used the epithet of national hero' one last time in the news media and buried the
At a function organised by the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) to pay homage to the Gadar Party hero at his native village, resolutions were adopted demanding that two universities be named as Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha University and
Bulgaria commemorates Tuesday the 140th anniversary of the death of its national hero, freedom -fighter and revolutionary Vasil Levski . Levski was sentenced to death by an Ottoman court and hanged in Sofia on February 18 (February 6 old style), 1873.
After doing warm-up walks of a mere (by his standards) 33 kilometres from Ocho Rios, St Ann, to Port Maria, St Mary, then from Port Maria to Kingston, he started walking for causes. In the run-up to the 2007 general election, his solo barefooted walk
Ex-Israeli defence minister Amir Peretz has been awarded by the Gaza City Council in the Ashdod City Hall for the development of the Iron Dome anti-missile defence system which has been 88% successful to repel rocket attacks on Israel.
However, those plans came to a screeching halt on Tuesday after one member of the Tacky Heritage Group, Derrick 'Black X' Robinson, who walked from St Mary to Montego Bay barefooted, developed blisters on the soles of his feet. The walk began last
File Photo Bulgaria marks Wednesday 175 years since the birth of the "all-time greatest Bulgarian" Vasil Levski . Vasil Levski was the nickname of Vasil Ivanov Kunchev (18 July 1837-18 February 1873), a Bulgarian revolutionary renowned as the
The move, the airport explained, was in keeping with the mandate of its umbrella organisation. Alfred McDonald, senior director of commercial development and planning at the AAJ, voiced the same sentiment and said the event was a great accomplishment.
St Mary Parish Library has observed a 'Day in Honour of Tacky'. On Tuesday, May 8, for the eighth time, the day was observed at Claude Stuart Park in Port Maria, St Mary. Tacky was taken from Ghana, where he was a Coromantee chief, and brought to
When Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger safely landed a disabled US Airways jet in the Hudson River on Jan. 15, 2009, some said the rescue came out of the blue. But Sullenberger disagrees with that premise, insisting that three generations of