On this day in Jamaican History

This day in Jamaican History – On March 23, 2007, Jamaican Barrington Irving stepped into a single-engine plane dubbed the “Inspiration” and embarked on a 26800-mile, round-the-world flight. Irving (born November 11, 1983) is the youngest person to pilot a plane around the world solo. He is also the first black person and first Jamaican to accomplish this feat. Irving was born in Jamaica, and grew up in the Miami, Florida. His journey took 97 days and included 27 stops around the world. (See our interview with Barrington Irving – )

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  • I’m one of “the thousands” and happened to see your first SOS post about the disappearance of a Bush blog. That told me the gypsies hadn’t stolen you, or worse. Glad you’re back at it!

  • I’m relieved-do you think you will rewrite that Bush blog?? If it disappears again then we’ll know it’s a conspiracy.

  • I thought the site was attacked because of the Bush blog, Liz, but Xavier said the crash occurred during programming. Still, I wonder whether those right-wing crazies had anything to do with it. There have been a lot of cyber attacks lately.