… call for Govt intervention Residents of the Lima Sands area in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) are appealing to the Public Infrastructure Ministry to address the inferior works, which were done to the road and cannot stand the test of time.Baffled at the current state of the road, several residents indicated that within a one-week period, numerous potholes appeared, and the shoulders continue to fall apart constantly on the only path that leads to the main road. Contractors reportedly used loam and stones to build the network which is deteriorating rapidly.The community is located off the Essequibo Coast Public Road and as such, teachers and students would travel several miles to access the only nursery and primary school on the main road. Persons would also utilise the same route to seek medical facilities. This publication as told that transportation is very costly since only few vehicle operators transport service to the area, owing to the high cost of maintenance.One mother noted that while the school bus service is a blessing to the community, the service is sometimes interrupted due to the deplorable state of the road.Calls were made for authorities to inspect the shoddy works which were done and moreover, to fix the potholes on the road.
Parking meter burden– protesters continue to demand revocation of contractAs the anti-parking demonstrations continue, protesters are once again demanding that City Hall revoke the contract, which is seen as burdensome and, according to many, has adversely affected business in the city since its implementation.The protesters returned for a fifth week running, calling for the contract to be rescindedThe protest, now the fifth in a row, was organised by The Movement Against Parking Meters (MAPM) group, which was formed in response to the public outcry over the parking meter project.On Thursday, the Water Street Mourners returned and led the march to a timely Dave Martins ballad, “Postpone”, which highlighted many of the noted burdensome measures meted out to the public. The song, which was played by a push-cart vendor, calls on the relevant authorities to rescind the contract, which was signed by three members of the City Council and Town Clerk Royston King with Smart City Solutions Inc (SCSI).Political commentator Ramon Gaskin said the Mayor and City Council must respond to the protest actions.“They’re not budging yet and because of that, we have to keep up the pressure and keep up the struggle until they remove from this country,” Gaskin stressed.Another protester called on donor agencies from the European Union, United States and Canada to withhold their funding until a more transparent process was rolled out, highlighting the secretive nature of City Hall’s contract with SCSI.A young worker, who identified herself as “Tiffany”, called on President David Granger to look into the protesters’ concerns.“I would like the President to know that we are talking directly to him…I would like him to intervene because it’s affecting the entire Guyana and we don’t like it; we don’t want it. It’s sad enough that we already have to pay VAT (Value Added Tax) on light, water, the majority of zero-rated items; we have to pay VAT on school fees, it’s so much,” “Tiffany” noted.Others reiterated their concerns over the booting of vehicles; local actor Chris Gopaul told this publication that “no one walks around with $9000” for it to be paid over in fines to City Hall. Veteran human rights activist Denise Dias, who also pointed to the burdensome fees, stressed that “no one on earth” conducts transactions in just 15 minutes, which is the shortest time available for paid parking in the city.The parking meters rolled out to much criticism on January 24, and the protest against it continues. read more
TAYLOR, B.C. — It was a fun, albeit blustery weekend in Taylor as the Lone Wolf Golf Club held its annual Club Championship over the weekend.The tournament’s 38 members had an uphill battle on Saturday, battling strong winds that made some of the course’s longer holes play even longer. Luckily, the wind died down on Sunday, heating up the competition.After two rounds, Brad Supernault shot a 77 on Saturday, and a 74 on Sunday to be named Men’s Club Champion. L.J. Lawson is this year’s Ladies’ Club Champion after shooting a 88 in Round One, and a 91 in Round Two. Among senior members, Glen Hunter shot rounds of 81 and 84 to win the Senior Men’s trophy. Dorothy Trask won the Ladies’ trophy after shooting a 94 and a 97.- Advertisement -General Manager Dave Callum said that the story of the tournament was the Junior flight. callum explained that it’s been a number of years since Juniors have played in the Club Championship. Ten year-old Jarrett Lawson shot a 136 Saturday, and then shot a 141 Sunday to be named Junior Club Champion.Lone Wolf has several events still to come next month. The course will be hosting the 2nd Annual Battle of the Peace Disc Golf Tournament on Sunday, September 3rd. The Men’s and Ladies’ Windup Tournament takes place September 9th, and the X-Country event is September 30th. read more
Nemanja Matic will miss the Capital One Cup final 1 Nemanja Matic will miss Chelsea’s Capital One Cup final against Tottenham.A moment of madness from the midfielder saw him sent off for shoving Burnley’s Ashley Barnes to the ground in the Blues’ 1-1 Premier League draw.Angry at what was a dreadful tackle from Barnes, Matic’s retaliation left the referee with no option, though the Burnley man escaped without punishment.However, Tottenham fans were not complaining, with some taking to Twitter to express delight at the Chelsea ace missing the 1 March date at Wembley. read more
BUSINESS: Junior Chamber International (JCI) Donegal are hosting the JCI Donegal Friendly Business Awards on the 29th of August at 7.30pm in Warehouse Bar + Kitchen. The JCI Donegal Friendly Business Awards, which is nationally sponsored by Bank of Ireland, seeks to recognise the important role played by small businesses in the continuous development and improvement of our economy and local communities. Nominations are now closed but you can still be linked to this prestigious event. We are looking for sponsors of the following awards:Community ImpactCustomer CareDisability AccessEco-FriendlinessShop Layout and DesignOverall Friendly BusinessSponsoring the awards costs €99.In return you receive:PR online and offlineYour business name engraved on the awardsPhoto on the night with the WinnerThe opportunity to position your company as an industry leaderIncreased sales, marketing and networking opportunities to new customers, investors and partners through event presenceAssociation with Junior Chamber International, Our National sponsor Bank of Ireland both reputable brands and the Friendly Business Awards a prestigious event.Showing your business as a leader in corporate social responsibility.If any businesses would like to avail of the opportunity to sponsor the JCI Donegal Friendly Business Awards please reply to email@example.com with the category you would like to sponsor. JCI to host Friendly Business Awards at Warehouse Bar and Kitchen was last modified: August 10th, 2016 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:awardsBusinessJCInewsWarehouse Bar and Kitchen read more