“Nearly all the roads in Region 10 have problems”– Chairman

first_imgBy Utamu BelleThe deplorable state of a recently constructed road at the entrance to Wisroc, Wismar, Linden, Region10 (Upper Demerara- Berbice) formed part of the discussions during the statutory Regional Democratic Council (RDC) meeting held last Thursday.During the discussions, Councillor Gordon Callender stressed his frustration over the recently rehabilitated road that was undertaken by the previous Council.One of the deplorable roads in LindenHe stressed that the newly built asphalted road, which is one of the main thoroughfares in the community, presently contains large potholes and was also an issue talked about at the previous Council.The Councillor contended that the road needs urgent intervention given its present deplorable state.“We road only do the other day…it’s a short period of time. The REO who is the Clerk of Council…traverse that road two, three times per day and I want to know if the REO ain’t see those holes that opened in that newly built road…money spending on that piece of road over and over…and you can’t be spending money over and over on the same piece of road”, Callender iterated.He suggested that the road be urgently repaired using “hot mix”, indicating that it was not a chip seal road which was constructed.In response, Regional Chairman Renis Morian said nearly all of the roads in the Region are problematic and blamed the recent rainy weather for road works not being carried out in a timely manner. He nevertheless stated that works are currently ongoing at places like Obama Drive, Amelia’s Ward, Mackenzie, and Linden.“You got more than thirty examples of that (those type of roads) in Region 10. What we’ve asked contractors to do is mobilise in the weather because we don’t normally do road works in the weather and contractors have mobilised to do road works. And trust me we won’t even do quarter of the roads that need to be done in 2016 because nearly all the roads in Region 10 have problems. But I can assure you that road works are being done all over Region 10”, the chairman said.Meanwhile, residents have also expressed dissatisfaction with the deplorable state of numerous roads in the Linden community. In some instances, they have related that attention has not been placed on these roads for years and that has led to serious deterioration.last_img read more

Diamond Diagnostic Centre for “SMART” upgrade

first_imgThe Public Health Ministry on Monday unveiled a billboard at the Diamond Diagnostic Centre as part of the Smart Healthcare Initiative to provide upgraded and environmentally friendly services.The unveiled billboard at the Diamond Diagnostic Centre on the East Bank of DemeraraThe centre on the East Bank of Demerara is one of the five health facilities identified by the ministry to be upgraded. Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence stated that apart from resilience the facility will become one “where the services can be provided in such a manner that there is no cumbersomeness in terms of the patients accessing the services and the staff being able to provide those services.”She added that the initiative “is a great takeaway for the health sector, we will borrow from this procedure and ensure that we implement it as we go along into the other health facilities.”Also delivering brief remarks was UK High Commissioner Greg Quinn who expressed his pleasure to be involved in a project which will “directly impact the lives” of Guyanese in several areas.“The fundamental goal for us is to ensure that no matter what happens, no matter where it happens, no matter how it happens, people will still have access to the fundamental health care which is so important,” he is quoted by the Department of Public Information as saying.Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) representative for the Guyana office, Dr William Adu-Krow, said that while the initiative looks at providing safe healthcare, it also covers the green aspect “which is making sure that we use renewable energy, making sure the lights and gadgets that we use are energy compliant, making sure that the cooling systems are good, we have reservoirs of water, of energy.So, when you put those together we have the smart hospital initiative.”The other facilities identified are Leonora Diagnostic and Treatment Centre, Mabaruma and Lethem Regional Hospitals and the Paramakatoi Health Centre.The ‘SMART Hospital’ concept refers to a health facility which is both safe and utilises green technology.Hospitals and other health facilities embracing this concept must provide standard and efficient health care before, during, and even immediately after the event of any natural or man-made disaster.The upgrades under the SMART initiative project are expected to be completed by May to June 2020.last_img read more

Rock slide on the Cecil Lake Road

first_imgA rock slide has closed part of the Cecil Lake road.The land slide occurred around 5 p.m. And covered the west bound lane that heads towards Fort St. John. The road is still open to single lane alternating traffic and YRB is on scene dealing with the clean up.The slide is located at the east end of the valley where the road becomes winding and speed is reduced. The RCMP are asking the public to take care when traveling on the Cecil Lake road.- Advertisement -The south Taylor Hill also has problems from the heavy rain. Water has been spotted on the hill, but the road is still in good condition. Motorists should use caution in the area. Yellowhead Road and Bridge is currently looking into the incident.At this time, the RCMP have not released any further information about problems on roads in the North Peace.If you see anything on the roads around the Peace, let us know contact@energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com Advertisementlast_img read more

Antilles 3×3 to tip off Saturday

first_imgThe Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH) will light up this weekend as it is being treated to the 3×3 Antilles Under-18 basketball competition.Banks DIH Communications Manager Troy Peters presents GABF’s Shemaiah Denny with the sponsorshipWhile the focus will be on the 3×3 basketball action, the weekend’s schedule organised by the Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) also incorporates seminars so as to build the players’ skill and character.Speaking on the level of competition, GABF President Nigel Hinds gave insight into the participating countries and went as far as to reveal the purpose of the tournament.“We’re playing against some small islands in this basketball event of which we’ll have eight countries coming into Guyana. Those countries comprise of Antigua, Aruba, Barbados, Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guiana, St Lucia and Dominica. It’s a youth tournament that seeks to expand and energise persons’ interest in basketball using the 3-on-3 format,” the GABF President explained.He went on to express his gratitude to Banks for its longstanding support of the sport.”We’re grateful to the flagship sponsor beyond the International Basketball Federation (IBF), this being Banks DIH, who have over the years been very generous to basketball and other sport disciplines in Guyana. I recall being here 10 months ago for the launching of Mecca and Banks supported that event, which I think was part of the catalyst to Guyana becoming the Caribbean basketball men’s champions,” Hinds stated.Furthermore, the beverage company’s Communication Manager, Troy Peters cited the Federation’s hard work and success as one of the reasons why the beverage entity continued to support the sport discipline.“We’ve seen the success of the Guyana men’s basketball team and we’ve seen the 3 on 3 where they were successful, so to host an event at this level and the recent Caribbean junior tournament, it really shows that the Basketball Federation is on top of its game. So, when Nigel called on us, we were ready to assist the Federation,” Peters noted.Aside from the Federation’s youth leadership seminar which is slated for Friday evening and Saturday morning, the 3×3 action will bounce off from 14:00h on Saturday and Sunday, with the Guyanese male and female teams comprising Akeem Crandon, Andrew Johnson, Nigel Bowen, Shamar France, Saffiya Greene, Lydia Roberts, and Roschelle Campbell hoping to keep the winners’ cup on local shores.last_img read more

Hydro trying to purchase homes in Bear Flats by Christmas

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A property purchase time-line has become the latest bone of contention to surface in the Site C dam construction controversy.Arlene and Ken Boone, the latter the President of the Peace Valley Land Owner Association, are among a group of river valley landowners with property B.C. Hydro wants to purchase in the Bear Flat area in order to move the project forward.Mr. Boone says, they have now been informed by their attorney, that Hydro wants to have the purchase agreements in place by Christmas of this year.- Advertisement -He says Hydro has not yet put a purchase offer forward for what amounts to just about all the Boone’s land, consisting of three different quarter sections and to the best of his knowledge that is also true of the other landowners in the Bear Flat area, all of whom are being represented by the same law firm.To date Mr. Boone adds the landowners have developed a good solidarity relationship hoping to prevent Hydro from using what he called a divide and conquer negotiating strategy.He argues in the past it has been used in land purchase negotiations associated with dam constructions projects on both the Peace and Columbia rivers and that noted, he recycled to his time-line concerns…Advertisementlast_img read more

Cash crunch hits FKF ahead of Ethiopia clash

first_img0Shares0000Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne gestures during a training session at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies on September 5, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 3 – Harambee Stars face a tough phase before their crucial back-to-back 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers against Ethiopia’s Walya Antelopes with the Football Kenya Federation grappling with financial crisis.By close of business on Wednesday evening, the Federation was yet to secure funds from the Sports Ministry to purchase flight tickets for the 14 foreign based players called in by head coach Sebastien Migne for the clash. This is on top of the fact that Migne himself has only been paid for two months since he took charge of the job and has gone for the remaining two without a penny of his salary.“We are yet to secure money from the government and as we speak the president (Nick Mwendwa is meeting with the PS (Kirimi Kaberia) to try and secure these funds. It is a bit alarming because we should be travelling to Ethiopia by latest Monday and today is Wednesday,” FKF Chief Executive Officer Robert Muthomi told Capital Sport.He went on to explain that the federation has been seeking to get funds from the government, with a budget of Sh25mn said to be the amount needed for the two games against Ethiopia as well as settle bills from the Ghana match.“We haven’t paid the travel agent for the tickets we took for the first game against Ghana. Together with the Ethiopia game, we have a budget of almost 25 million shillings. The financial situation at the federation is not good and with this being a national team, we expect the government to take charge,” added Muthomi.Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne during a past training session at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThere is also worry that head coach Migne might be uncomfortable with the situation over his salary with sources claiming the coach is unhappy.“He has his family here and definitely, he wants to be paid for his job. He hasn’t received his salary for two months and after the Ethiopia home game, we don’t know what might happen or what action he will take,” a source close to the Federation insinuated.Kenya faces a date with destiny in the two matches against Ethiopia as even four points from the available six will inch them closer to an AFCON appearance for the first time in 14 years.Kenya, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone and Ghana are all on three points with Ghana leading the group and Kenya second based on goal difference. While Kenya plays Ethiopia, Ghana will be tackling on Sierra Leone and this round of matches will give the group direction.Head coach Migne had already anticipated to have the local group of players in camp by at least Thursday evening, but the same might be tricky both because of financial problems as well as the period not falling within the FIFA window.The Harambee Stars players hurdle together in prayer before the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Ghana at the Kasarani Stadium on September 8, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“The idea was to have players coming in for training then go back to their clubs without residential camp. But this is difficult in two ways; some clubs have very important matches this weekend and will not be comfortable in releasing their players,”“Also, it will not be wise to make camp bookings only to have three or four players turn up. So we will just have to wait till Sunday evening when all players are available, then possibly they can spend together before flying to Ethiopia,” Muthomi explained.The foreign based players are expected to link up with the team directly in Ethiopia for the first leg tie which will be staged on October 10 in Bahir Dar while the return tie is the following Sunday in Nairobi.Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne with attacking midfielder Eric Johanna. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAMeanwhile, the team has received a massive boost with the return to fitness of attacking midfielder Eric Johannah.The former Mathare United man picked up an ankle injury two weeks ago, but made a competitive comeback on Tuesday featuring for his Swedish club IF Bromma’s Under-21 team as they lost 4-3 to Hammarby.Central midfielder Johannah Omollo who tuirns out for Belgian side Cercle Brugge is also back fit though he missed out his side’s 4-0 derby loss at the hands of Club Brugge last weekend.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Harry Redknapp tells talkSPORT: ‘For Chelsea to sack Mourinho would be farcical – who would replace him?’

first_imgHarry Redknapp has told talkSPORT it would be ‘farcical’ if Chelsea decided to sack Jose Mourinho following the Blues’ shocking start to the season, insisting there is no one who could replace him.Mourinho is feeling the heat at the Stamford Bridge helm after overseeing the worst start to a title defence in Premier League history.Chelsea are currently languishing 15th in the table following Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to West Ham – their FIFTH loss from their opening ten games.The boss’ recent erratic behaviour has only intensified the spotlight on the club, with the boss refusing to speak to media following the reverse at Upton Park and then being slapped with a second FA charge of the season after he was sent to the stands against the Hammers.Reports in the media suggest Mourinho is on the brink of the boot and a defeat to Liverpool in their next Premier League fixture could be the final straw for Chelsea chiefs.But Redknapp believes the club would be crazy to part with the manager ‘who has won everything there is to win’.“You don’t go from being probably the best manager in the world to not being good enough and getting the sack in a matter of ten games,” the former Tottenham and Queens Park Rangers boss told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“It’s incredible, really. If that did happen it would show you just how fickle this game is. What chance have you got as a manager if you’ve won everything these is to win and you still get the sack?“It doesn’t make sense to me,” he continued when asked about talk of Mourinho losing the dressing room. “I’ve spoken to Frank Lampard about Jose in the past and the players loved him, absolutely idolised him.“How do you replace him, who with? Where do you go? The only other name in the frame who is out of work at the moment is Ancelotti, but Carlo has been there before. He did a fantastic job there, but they let him go because they always wanted to bring back Jose.“Now Jose is back at Chelsea and I can’t see any way they can get rid of him, I think it would be farcical.”Mourinho looks a different man to the manager who walked into his first press conference upon his Chelsea return last summer and declared himself, ‘the Happy One’.Even the club’s own fans have started taking issue with his worsening mood, but Redknapp has backed the boss, insisting the former World Coach of the Year is simply ‘not used to losing’.He added: “Jose’s had praise heaped on him week after week, year after year, he keeps winning and it’s an easy game when you’re winning.“But suddenly now he’s getting beat and people are doubting him and it’s something he’s just not been used to. For the first time Jose has got to deal with that, and it’s not been easy for him.”last_img read more

RTE STAR RYAN FINDS HIMSELF ‘SNOOKERED’ IN DUNFANAGHY

first_imgRTE star Ryan Tubridy has been given a warm welcome by locals in Dunfanaghy ahead of his live show from the stunning seaside village tomorrow morning. Tubridy and his team arrived in Dunfanaghy earlier this evening as part of their latest special feature on the Wild Atlantic Way. Earlier today Tubridy broadcasted live from Rosses Point in Sligo as he embarks on a nationwide tour of the Wild Atlantic Way. The RTE road-caster has been parked in the town square all evening ahead of the show and Dunfanaghy is expected to be a hive of activity tomorrow morning.Tubridy will be hoping to be on ‘cue’ tomorrow morning for the live show, as he certainly was on cue tonight in Patsy Dan’s Bar where he played a game of pool.The Late Late Show host has been overwhelmed by the response he has received and uploaded a picture of himself sitting on bench in the town that had messages on it welcoming the RTE star to the town. He posted the picture on his 2fm Facebook page with the following caption, “Such a warm welcome to Dunfanaghy – even the benches have posters to greet us! ‪#‎wildatlanticwayEarlier today we covered the story of Carol Corcoran, a young woman from Dunfanaghy who penned a poem about Ryan’s visit.She was gutted she couldn’t greet him personally as she is working as a nurse in Dublin, so she wrote him a poem instead.Dunfanaghy is gripped by the Tubridy factor! 🙂Tune in tomorrow on RTE 2fm at 8.45am to listen to the live show from Dunfanaghy. RTE STAR RYAN FINDS HIMSELF ‘SNOOKERED’ IN DUNFANAGHY was last modified: June 9th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DunfanaghyEntertainmentFeaturesnewsRTE 2fmRyan TubridyWild Atlantic Waylast_img read more

Picture Special: Loreto students raise over €300 for Jack & Jill foundation at Trade Fair

first_imgYesterday at Loreto Secondary School in Letterkenny, the Mini-Company Students hosted their annual Trade Fair. The girls presented fabulous displays of their products, which varied from baked goods and tasty treats to candles, homemade body scrubs and personalised Christmas decorations. Over €300 was raised for the Jack and Jill foundation – this money will provide more than 20 hours of care for a sick child in need.There was wonderful live music and entertainment and a great atmosphere of Christmas cheer was shared between the students and several local business persons who attended the event.All the students are very happy with the success of the day and thank everyone who attended.Picture Special: Loreto students raise over €300 for Jack & Jill foundation at Trade Fair was last modified: November 26th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CHristmasjake and jillLoreto Secondary Schoolmini-companyTransition Yearlast_img read more

Jackson settles lawsuit over antiques bill

first_imgMichael Jackson settled a lawsuit with an antique gallery that accused him of not paying part of a nearly $380,000 bill by returning several of the disputed items, attorneys said Monday. Kamad Enterprise, which owns Mayfair Gallery, claimed Jackson still owed $128,875 toward $378,875 worth of merchandise he purchased in May, according to Saul Reiss, an attorney for the company. Jackson agreed to return several items from that sale and a past sale, Reiss said. Asked if the store would welcome Jackson back as a customer, Reiss replied, “Oh, of course.” He said he suspected the entertainer overlooked the payment because he was distracted by his criminal trial. Jackson, 47, was found not guilty of child molestation in June. Since then he has been traveling, spending much of his time in Bahrain. Jackson’s attorney, Brent Ayscough, confirmed the settlement and said Jackson did not pay the company any money to settle the case. He said he did not know the exact dollar value of the returned items but that it was “in the neighborhood” of the disputed amount. Mayfair Gallery sells mostly 19th-century European furniture. Jackson bought 20 items, including a malachite urn, a Louis XVI-style bust clock, silver bread holder and an “Austrian gold-painted dancing girl,” the complaint said. Reiss said the items Jackson returned included a Chinese chest, a mirror, clocks and a barometer. The initial complaint said Jackson owed the company $178,875, but the company later determined Jackson had paid $250,000 for the items, rather than $200,000, as the company had believed when it filed suit. That reduced the disputed amount by $50,000. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more