Menu
RSS
The Informer
Unions Call Off Strike But “The Struggle Is Not Over”

Unions Call Off Strike But “The Str…

The Public Workers Union ...

Meldrum Care Services Reponds on the Death of Mr. Quashie

Meldrum Care Services Reponds on th…

Dear editor In response t...

Hermitage businessman on $50,000 bail for attempted murder

Hermitage businessman on $50,000 ba…

Twenty-two-year-old Steph...

Belmont Resident Suffering

Belmont Resident Suffering

A Belmont homeowner is co...

From A Concern To An Eyesore

From A Concern To An Eyesore

National Democratic Congr...

American Drug Trafficker Fined

American Drug Trafficker Fined

Twenty-six-year-old Ameri...

Body of Fisherman Fished Out of Carenage Water

Body of Fisherman Fished Out of Car…

The lifeless body of fift...

DRIVING INSTRUCTORS UNHAPPY

DRIVING INSTRUCTORS UNHAPPY

Driving instructors are u...

Positive Response To PWU Call Out

Positive Response To PWU Call Out

Workers under the banner ...

Government Cannot Give To One Set Of Workers Says Prime Minister

Government Cannot Give To One Set O…

Grenada’s Prime Minister ...

Prev Next

Great Contribution, No Reward For Late Icon

  • Written by  Rawle Paterson
Great Contribution,  No Reward For Late Icon

It was the sound of pan and powerful eulogy, which reminded the mourners of the legacy that the late Tyrell Frank has left for the people of the sister isles and country by extension.

Despite his enormous contribution to the sister isles as a boat owner and leader and pioneer for the development of the steelpan cultural sector, he was never formally recognized by any administration.

His eulogy, which was eloquently delivered by Denis “Beck” Gay, detailed the enormity of his contribution to his beloved homeland.

Speaking to a packed-to-capacity with persons standing on the outside, St Francis Anglican Church last week Friday, Gay noted that the late Mr Frank was a generous and kind-hearted person who was passionate about the development of the local industry and the island’s culture.

His list of achievements includes capturing the national panorama title in the late 1960s with his band Dixi Stars, which remains up to this day the only band from the sister isles to have achieved such a landmark.

Among those at the funeral was minister for Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs, Hon Elvin Nimrod.

Steel pan music led the body from the church to the nearby Harvey-Vale cemetery. There was also a live performance from Randolph Fleary and his musical outfit.

In keeping with his passions on earth, Frank’s tomb was designed as a vessel with a boat steering wheel, steel pan and sticks; a pronounced reflection of a true cultural icon.  

Login to post comments
back to top

Sections

Local News

About Us

  • About Us
  • Contact Us
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Follow Us