Region 5 communities remain under water

first_img– regional officials meet residents, farmersBy Shemuel FanfairAs the flood situation continues across communities in Region Five (Demerara-Mahaica), RegionalScene from Moraikobai’s flooding on TuesdayDemocratic Council officials on Wednesday met with residents and farmers in the communities of Lovely Lass, Trafalgar and Union to address their concerns.Officials also met with affected residents of Moraikobai on Tuesday.These meetings came in light of statements made by aggrieved residents who expressed that the regional administration was doing “little or nothing” to address their plight.Region Five Chairman Vickchand Ramphal told Guyana Times that the water level remains high in many of the areas and some cash crop plots are being destroyed.He further opined that livestock is also being affected in three areas which is severely threatening the livelihoods of farmers and the economy of the region as a whole.The Chairman noted that in Trafalgar, the canal and sluice is heavily silted. To this end, it was observed that the Mahaica/Mahaicony/Abary-Agricultural Development Authority (MMA/ADA) installed a hydraulic pump. Ramphal however cautioned that this pump is insufficient to handle the amount of water on the land.Guyana Times was told that the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) will soon provide an additional pump but no clear date has been given for this installation. Meanwhile, this newspaper was told that a medical team will be deployed to affected areas and relevant agencies such as the Civil Defence Commission and the Agriculture Ministry have been notified of the crisis.On Tuesday, reports surfaced of flooding in Lovely Lass, Mahaica, due to a faulty pump which was installed by MMA/ADA. This publication reported that residents felt the region had “turned a deaf ear” on their plight to have the issue discussed with MMA/ADA.It was noted that the heavy downpours over the last few days caused this situation to escalate to the point where some of the roads began to deteriorate. Ernest Mona, one affected resident, told this newspaper that in addition to a faulty pump, the general drainage in the area is in dire need of attention. According to Mona, the residents raised the issue with Councillors who reportedly informed that it was not their place to address the flooding situation. The man further remarked that residents who are living on the dams are feeling the full brunt since that part of the area is especially affected.Regional Chairman Ramphal had confirmed that a solution was not in the hands of the region’s administration since the pump had been placed by the MMA/ADA. He also pointed out that the area is generally prone to flooding so the effects are extended, as the faulty pumps compound the problem.Over the last few weeks, Guyana Times has been highlighting the challenges which communities in Region Five have been facing as a result of being inundated. It was noted that more resources are needed to alleviate the flooding.A breached dam along the Perth Canal in Branch Road, Mahaicony, led to significant acreages of rice lands being inundated earlier in May. Farmers there had the costly undertaking of having to pump water out of their rice lands.last_img read more

Cops closer to solving Coach’s murder

first_img– investigators “tying up loose ends” – Commander ThomasAlmost two weeks ago, the body of 28-year-old Seon Anthony Burry, also called “Cenestro”, was discovered with multiple stab wounds to the neck and throat at D’Urban Park, Georgetown, and from reports received, detectives are one step closer to arresting the real culprits.Twenty-eight-year-old Seon Anthony Burry, also called “Cenestro”This is according to Georgetown Commander, Assistant Police Commissioner Edgar Thomas, who told Guyana Times on Sunday that the police had initially arrested several persons for questioning.He explained that those individuals are no longer in Police custody, however, investigators have been able to narrow down the list and are expected to make an arrest soon.The Commander added that although there were CCTV cameras in the area, they were too far from the crime scene to capture the perpetrator(s).However, he maintained that his ranks are “very close to solving the crime” and there are “just a few ends that need to be tied” before the guilty party is apprehended.The Rural Constable (RC) was found stabbed to death on December 17.He was found at about 05:45h laying there less than two hours after he had left his Lot 194 Section A, Field 7, South Sophia, Greater Georgetown home, to train athletes.Burry was a RC attached to the Police Force Sports Club.The now dead man, who was enlisted as an RC in the Force on July 17, 2015, leaves to mourn his mother, a child, and siblings.last_img read more

Local entries for Fort St John Rodeo being accepted tomorrow May 24

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Rodeo will be accepting local entries for the Rodeo tomorrow, Friday, May 24.For anyone looking to enter into the 2019 Rodeo, they must submit their entry by email between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. to fsjrodeoentries@gmail.com.It is to note that all entries must be accompanied by an E-transfer or cash that day or the entry will not be accepted.- Advertisement -The Third Annual Fort St. John Rodeo will be taking place on June 14, 15, and 16 at the North Peace Light Horse Association Rodeo Grounds.For more information, you can visit the Rodeo’s Facebook page.last_img

DDTV: SKIING TODAY IN DONEGAL – THE VIDEO!

first_imgDDTV VIDEO: IT’S not something you’ll see that often in Co Donegal – people skiing! But on Sunday Glackmore Mountain above Muff, ski and outdoors all-rounder Bren Whelan did just that.He didn’t have as much snow to play with as last year.But Bren – director of www.mountaintraining.ie – certainly wasn’t complaining.As he says himself: “It’s not the Alps, but it’s not bad for Donegal!” Of course this sort of thing is a doddle for Bren, who runs mountaineering courses for much tougher people than us.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.com  DDTV: SKIING TODAY IN DONEGAL – THE VIDEO! was last modified: December 19th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:bren whelanDDTVDDTV: SKIING TODAY IN DONEGAL – THE VIDEO!donegal snowdonegaldaily tvmuffskiing donegallast_img read more

ROSSES ATHLETIC CLUB NOTES

first_imgRosses ACThe Sportshall trials for u-13 and u-15 will take place in the Abbey Vocational School this Saturday 25th at 11am. This is for all athletics born 200 to 1997. The second race of the Spring 5k Series is scheduled for Sunday 26th February at 11am. Thanks to all who supported our table quiz in Caisleann Oir last Wednesday night. Thanks to John Bosco O’Donnell and Noreen for organizing. Donegal Primary Sportshall Athletics Finals in the Aura, Letterkenny on Wednesday 29th at 10 am. The club will be represented by Scoil Chróine, Dungloe and Scoil Naomh Dúigh, Annagry. Good luck to all. Well done to Helen McCready (21:20) and Deirdre Dooher (21:45) who both has excellent runs in the Finn Valley 5k last Sunday. Registration is now due so please contact Ita Gallagher or any committee member to get registered. 15 euro per child, 20 euro per adult and maximum fee of 40 euro per family.ROSSES ATHLETIC CLUB NOTES was last modified: February 21st, 2012 by StephenShare 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:Rosses Athletic Club noteslast_img read more

WIND-FARM LORRY DITCHES ON DONEGAL ROAD – PIC SPECIAL

first_imgDiggers work to clear the road after a truck containing wind farm parts went off the road in Dunkineely.This is the scene after a lorry went off the road while delivering parts to a wind-farm in West Donegal this morning.The truck came off a secondary road near Dunkineely.It is not believed that anybody was hurt during the incident. The incident took place on a road leading to the Corkermore Windfarm.There are currently a number of diggers at the scene of the incident trying to clear the road which has now ben blocked for a number of hours.The accident is the latest in a number of such incidents surrounding the construction and upkeep of wind-farms across Donegal.   WIND-FARM LORRY DITCHES ON DONEGAL ROAD – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: April 16th, 2014 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more

YOUNG DONEGAL MOTORBIKE RIDER CHOSEN FOR RED BULLS ROOKIE SELECT

first_imgCaolan in action.A young Donegal motorbike rider has been selected from more than 3,000 riders to ride for the International Red Bull Rookies GP Select.Caolan Irwin, from Kilmacrennan, was chosen yesterday from a selection process which took place in Spain.Over 3000 teen riders from around the globe applied for the prestigious event and 109 carefully selected. Hopefuls were invited to attend the selections which have been taking place this week.Tensions were high as 16 year old Caolan took his opportunity to shine on the world stage of motorcycle sport and he did not disappoint !The last Irish rider standing, Caolan has been selected as one of the worlds fastest teen riders and will be joining the last thirty from around the world including USA, Japan and Australia.Caolan will now be judged by an experienced panel of judges. The panel includes former Grand Prix racer and Engineer Harold Bartol, Austrian motorcycle legend August Auinger, former Red Bull Yamaha team owner Peter Clifford and high performance riding school instructor Dani Ribalta.Since its inception in 2007 the Red Bull Rookies Cup has grown into one of the most thrilling two-wheel spectacles in the world. The Rookies Cup has released new stars into the world of Grand Prix racing and produced GP winners. YOUNG DONEGAL MOTORBIKE RIDER CHOSEN FOR RED BULLS ROOKIE SELECT was last modified: October 16th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:Caolan IrwinkilmacrennanRed Bull Rookies Selectlast_img read more

WORK STARTS ON RELIEF ROAD AT ONE OF DONEGAL’S BUSIEST ROUNDABOUTS

first_imgThe relief road from Letterkenny Shopping Centre is under construction.Work on a relief road to take traffic from Donegal’s busiest roundabouts has started.A new road from the Tesco car park will allow traffic exiting the Letterkenny Shopping Centre avoid the roundabout.Instead outgoing traffic will soon have the choice to exit the carpark to the left of Tobins Filling station and onto the Port Road. However, exiting traffic will only be able to turn left.Traffic will not be allowed to enter the shopping centre carpark from the Port Road.Roadworks and kerbing are being undertaken at the site at present.The road promises to ease traffic congestion on the Port Roundabout which is often bumper to bumper especially at weekends and on Bank Holidays. Construction work continues on the road from Letterkenny Shopping Centre onto the Port Road. WORK STARTS ON RELIEF ROAD AT ONE OF DONEGAL’S BUSIEST ROUNDABOUTS was last modified: September 22nd, 2015 by StephenShare 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:donegalletterkennyRoundabouttescolast_img read more

Watch: This dream home has to be seen to be believed

first_imgThe breathtaking views from this four bedroom home in Kinnalargy, Downings, has got to be seen to be believed.Situated at Kinnalargy, perched on a height overlooking the magnificent Mulroy and Downings Bay, the house extends to approximately 494 sq m (5,317 sq ft) and has been designed to maximise the natural light with floor to ceiling windows in the main reception rooms, with the views also being maximised from the bedroom accommodation. The house was constructed in 2009 and sits on a site extending to 0.28 ha (0.69 acres) and is located within minutes of the highly desirable village of Downings which has plenty to offer for those seeking a substantial property in such a wonderful coastal location beside glorious sandy beaches offering deep sea fishing, boating, and championship golf courses.The ground floor comprises of five reception rooms to include living room, sun room, kitchen/dining, dining room and sitting room. There is also an en-suite bedroom, utility room, and guest toilet.The first floor includes the master suite; kitted out with a dressing area, covered in floor to ceiling wardrobes and cupboards, en-suite bathroom with free standing bath, his and her wash hand basins and waterfall shower / wet room.The master suite also has double doors to a glazed balcony area with magnificent views over Rosapenna and Tramore. There are further two bedrooms, both with walk-in wardrobes and en-suite wet rooms.The house is also already fitted with a sound system, wine cooler, and a homely AGA range. Not to mention a detached two-storey guest apartment to boot! The asking price for the house is €895,000 – but those views are priceless.Watch: This dream home has to be seen to be believed was last modified: August 20th, 2017 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:DowningsDreamhomehousepropertyViewsWild Atlantic Waylast_img read more

Tigers roll into Niclai championship

first_imgThe Arcata High girls basketball team punched its ticket to a sixth straight Dick Niclai Memorial Tournament championship game Thursday night with an 80-68 win over visiting Hoopa Valley.Arcata, winners of the past five Niclai tournaments, improved to 17-6 and will play St. Bernard’s today at 6:30 p.m. for a chance to make it six straight.“What an incredible experience for these kids, especially for these seniors who made it all four years.” Arcata head coach Doug Oliveira said. “You think in …last_img