They got the govt they deserve.

Many of these people voted PNC hoping for a different set of results post 1992. Now they bear the brunt of PNC incompetency.

 

Parents protest deplorable conditions at Ituni Primary School

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− reopening delayed

Parents of students attending Ituni Primary School in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) staged a protest at the school on Monday morning, citing the deplorable conditions within the learning institution.

Armed with their placards, parents and students protested outside the school’s compound, highlighting their concerns. Given the situation, the Parent-Teachers Association (PTA) decided not to have the school reopened until the issues were resolved. A parent and member of the school’s PTA, Kim Edwards, told this publication that the issues were not new to the school and ranged from malfunctioning and limited washroom facilities to lack of potable water and faulty infrastructure.

“This is not today, but it’s (been ongoing since) about three years ago. We’ve been asking for a sanitary block, for them to look after our sanitary block. One toilet is in use. The children, both male and female, using one toilet. Our corridors – all the wood falling off. The steps: we have to choose where to walk. Only one step is functioning. The other one, they have to choose where to walk,” Edwards stated.

She added that although officials from the Education Ministry and the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) were aware of the situation, the issues remained unaddressed.

The PTA member said too that concerned residents had spoken to regional

Sections of the school building is falling apart making it unsafe for students
Sections of the school building is falling apart making it unsafe for students

officials regarding the situation, but received no assistance. Edwards added that officials visited the school once and had advised them to block off the school’s problematic steps, which had been done; however, she noted that the pressure remained on the other steps.

“Nobody came. We need somebody to come and see what is happening. It’s not a word of mouth thing. They have to see. The toilet is filled to the top with filth (as a result of the lack of water),” she lamented.

Edwards pointed out that students who have to sit the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) examinations would be affected by the situation.

“It’s in a terrible state. Real terrible state. Then we have children who have to write the National Grade Six examination. You know they will just bring the contracts and engineers and they will just assess the building and then that’s it. They gone, and they leave us like that,” the parent noted. Recently, Councillors had highlighted the deplorable conditions which were unearthed during a visit to several schools in riverine areas in the Region. Regional Chairman Renis Morian, during a RDC meeting last week, presented a document titled “Year of Results-based Management” which includes plans for the Region’s education sector, among other areas, for 2017. The document outlined plans to be facilitated in collaboration with the Education Department for the upgrading of schools and compounds, the establishing of a working relationship with schools’ PTAs and the monitoring of education delivery in the Region.

“We’ve talked a lot in 2016 and I don’t want a talk shop… this has been a sore point for us. We want to see school compounds look better,” Morian had stated during the meeting.

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While PNC gave themselves 50% raises and support fat cats in cushy govt jobs, the nation's infrastructure continues to fall apart.

Drivers strike over state of Coomacka access road, bridges

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– will not work until situation is rectified

Drivers operating in several mining areas across Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) on Monday morning staged a strike to highlight the deplorable condition of the Coomacka access road.

They were joined by schoolchildren and residents from areas including Coomacka, Three Friends, Nottinghamshire, Old England and Yaribo, at Coomacka where their issues were brought to the fore.

A minibus navigates the almost impassable road
A minibus navigates the almost impassable road

Residents also voiced their concerns with regard to the dilapidated state of the road and bridges (one at Coomacka and two at Three Friends). They alleged that they were being neglected by Government, as their concerns have been raised in the media and raised by a Councillor at the Regional Democratic Council (RDC), and despite this, the situation remained unchanged.

They also spoke about the school bus that was gifted to the community under the President’s 5Bs initiative, which has not been operable since it was handed over a few months ago.

Many are also casting blame on the RDC, as they claim representatives inspected the road a few times and nothing tangible resulted. One driver, David Adams explained that it was very costly to conduct repairs to his vehicle, given the state of the roadway. He opined that since the road has been neglected by Government and regional authorities, monies for rehab work should be handed over to members of the community to conduct repairs.

“If the Government don’t want to do it, then give us the money and we will elect a body to look after our road. We are getting the short end of the development…,” Adams stated.

Many persons pointed to the high cost for repairs and vowed not to use the road until the RDC or Government rectified the situation.

“As the owner of a private vehicle it cost me $120,000 just to fix my bottom end last week, and this is ridiculous. It is forcing people to move out of the community. And I know it have other private owners that are suffering same way like I do. I know this is one of the things that the Government is going to want to bring up – that we have issues with land and everything else. But that doesn’t mean that a road coming from Linden directly to Coomacka where we have the first Coomacka School, we can have it up to there [cannot be done], as well as going to Yaribo, Three Friends because those are the areas that we have to go to,” Adams continued.

Minibus operator Robert Gentle also expressed frustration over the state of the road.

“The reason for this action here this morning is as a direct result of the road. One hundred years of bauxite mining in this country since last year. Now after one hundred years of bauxite mining, persons who are affected by the extraction of this mineral have no modern convenience. Our road is so terrible that it takes an hour and odd minutes to meet to Linden,” he noted.

Speaking with this publication, one resident explained that some of the affected schoolchildren are preparing to sit the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Examinations, while some have School Based Assessments (SBAs) to submit this week. Drivers plan to continue with the strike action today.

The jackasses praised the PNC govt for flood abatement efforts but the people still suffering. But they suffer in pleasure as they voted for the PNC. 

Pomeroon farmland under water

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Region 2 flooding

Large acreages of farmland located in the Pomeroon River, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) are currently inundated with six to eight inches of floodwater caused by excessive rainfall and poor drainage.
Many farmers who spoke with this publication related that their lands were currently submerged and the floodwaters were not receding.

Farmers using sand bags to stop breaches
Farmers using sand bags to stop breaches

Farmers living in both lower and upper Pomeroon are affected and are counting their losses. Currently, cash crops such as pepper, pumpkin, plantain, lettuce, and cucumber are underwater. As such, farmers are forced daily to fill sand bags in an effort to prevent minor breaches along the riverbank.
According to Rose Benn from Marlborough, Lower Pomeroon, her land has been under water for some time now and she has lost a large quantity of cash crops such as cucumbers, watermelons, bora and pumpkins. When asked what may be the main contributing factor to the flooding, Benn said excessive rainfall coupled with poor drainage.
“The high tide did not affect us much this year; however, the continuous rainfall did – water kept accumulating on the lands and those who have poor empolders are facing problems,” Benn related.
The farmer further added that many residents in the Marlborough area were forced to stay indoors during the holidays on account of the flooding. She reported the lower flat of her home was inundated given the intermittent rainfall.
Another large-scale farmer, Vilma Da Silva also reported farmers’ lands were under water. She said many of her colleagues remained under water and their livelihoods were affected.
Cash crop farmers in the Friendship, Hacney, Martindale, and Grant Pomeroon areas are also affected. Most persons living in riverine areas survive on farming.
Farmers related that the trenches, canals and River are swollen. They reported that because of poor drainage water continued to flow into their lands.
This publication understands that pumping is presently ongoing at the Dawa Pump Station. Meanwhile, on the Essequibo coastland, water is receding at a slow pace.
Rice lands are currently under stress given the high accumulation of water. Eight pumps are currently in operation along the coast.
The pump at Charity remains inoperable. Almost every village in Region Two was flooded owing to the excessive rainfall and overtopping. Many persons, especially poultry farmers, have lost thousands of dollars in stock. (Indrawattie Natram)

The people who help to install this government are in hiding with shame on their faces. On GNI, they left one by one from two weeks ago. They have nothing to offer and nothing to brag about this incompetent government. I hope they are not contemplating suicide for their lack of good judgement. 

Prince posted:

The people who help to install this government are in hiding with shame on their faces. On GNI, they left one by one from two weeks ago. They have nothing to offer and nothing to brag about this incompetent government. I hope they are not contemplating suicide for their lack of good judgement. 

They quitting GNI.  Some now coming and admitting BJ and the PPP is the best thing.  These people have no shame!

cain posted:
ba$eman posted:

They quitting GNI.  Some now coming and admitting BJ and the PPP is the best thing.  These people have no shame!

Who is this "some" you think you heard say this?

You must shut you rass when big man talk. You must watch, listen and observe to see the guilt falling from their faces. You (Cain) is one of them. The reason you're still here is because you bareface. Time will catch up with you soon. 

ba$eman posted:
Prince posted:

The people who help to install this government are in hiding with shame on their faces. On GNI, they left one by one from two weeks ago. They have nothing to offer and nothing to brag about this incompetent government. I hope they are not contemplating suicide for their lack of good judgement. 

They quitting GNI.  Some now coming and admitting BJ and the PPP is the best thing.  These people have no shame!

They are in hiding and quitting GNI and many are now crawling on their bellies begging King Bharat to save Guyana from the new Afro Dictator.

Cobra posted:
cain posted:
ba$eman posted:

They quitting GNI.  Some now coming and admitting BJ and the PPP is the best thing.  These people have no shame!

Who is this "some" you think you heard say this?

You must shut you rass when big man talk. You must watch, listen and observe to see the guilt falling from their faces. You (Cain) is one of them. The reason you're still here is because you bareface. Time will catch up with you soon. 

Thou speaketh shiteth!

yuji22 posted:
ba$eman posted:
Prince posted:

The people who help to install this government are in hiding with shame on their faces. On GNI, they left one by one from two weeks ago. They have nothing to offer and nothing to brag about this incompetent government. I hope they are not contemplating suicide for their lack of good judgement. 

They quitting GNI.  Some now coming and admitting BJ and the PPP is the best thing.  These people have no shame!

They are in hiding and quitting GNI and many are now crawling on their bellies begging King Bharat to save Guyana from the new Afro Dictator.

Thou also speaketh shiteth.

More incompetence from the PNC, back in PPP time there would have been solutions for these types of situations.

Scores left stranded as bus drivers continue strike at Coomacka


 

By Jacquey Bourne

As minibus drivers at Coomacka yesterday went on the second day of their strike action, school children, teachers and other class of workers were left stranded in the community and other outlying areas.

Some of the school children stranded on Monday.

The drivers have insisted they will continue their strike action until the road is fixed.
According to one driver and minibus owner Robert Gentle, the reason for their decision to strike is a direct result of the condition of the access road and bridges joining the four communities (Nottinghamshire, Siberian/Old England, Coomacka, Three Friends/Yaribo) commonly known as the ‘mines’.
“We celebrated 100 years of bauxite mining in this country just last year; now after 100 years of bauxite mining the persons who are affected by the extraction of this bauxite mineral have no modern convenience. Our road is so terrible that it takes one hour and odd minutes to meet to Linden. If we are to continue to work under this condition it means one of two things will have to happen.”
Gentle noted that a bus was donated to the community to transport school children but opined that this is the second term of the school year and the bus is still not operational.
“The Government gave us a bus and it make one attempt at a trip in six months. Why? Because the road is bad and when the bus came and stick up and had to get pull out, the bus went and never came back. Now the Region and the Regional Chairman know that this road is in a terrible state because they never send back de bus; but they expect private operators to continue to work under this condition. This is the worse Christmas road in ten years. Now we got a body who says they are going to provide a better life, nothing is better about what is going on in the mines.”
Due to the condition of the roads some children had to repeat a class because they were late and couldn’t write some of the end of term examinations. One female New Silver City Secondary School student said that she wants to go to school but she is forced to stay at home because of the condition of the road and the drivers’ decision to strike. A male fifth former of the same school said he is very upset that he cannot go to school.
“The road has really deteriorated and I am a CXC student and it is very hard when you get to school late. I want the road fixed because I am writing CXC in a couple of months and I have to get to school.”
BRIDGES
In response to the residents’ complaints in front of the Regional Democratic Council yesterday, Regional Chairman Renis Morian said that there are two initiatives in place. He claimed he took photographs of the erosion of the river, the bridges and the road and sent them with letters to the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Civil Defence Commission and Maritime Administration Department.
In relation to the road, the Regional Chairman said he had talks with engineers and a hydraulic engineer, based on the volume of water that is flowing through the Coomacka and the Three Friends area.
“…Hence I’m aware that plans are afoot to do work on the road, but what we would have done at the level of the Regional Democratic Council in the short term to alleviate in terms of getting the children to school… there is a contractor who is on the road right now working while we wait the intervention of the Ministry of Public Infrastructure. So right now as it is, Mr. Bella is on the road working.”
At that juncture the residents intervened in unison ‘no, nobody ent wukking deh, we just come from deh’. The Chairman continued, saying the contractor left Linden, and again he was interrupted by the residents. However, he concluded by disclosing that the man “got the contract to do the road.”
The Regional Chairman then bluntly refused to answer questions from this reporter.
In the meantime, children are still stranded unless they travel with the BOSAI workers’ bus.

Now that they take over the country, they still trying to blame the PPP for PNC incompetency.

Standoff over outstanding payments…Chinese construction workers squatting in Marriott’s unfinished casino


 

From the balcony, there is a breathtaking sight of the Atlantic Ocean with ships passing and of the sunlight hitting the crashing waves. It is almost the same sight from about half of the rooms of Marriott Hotel, Kingston. But the view yesterday from the balcony was not from the hotel rooms. Rather, it was from an incomplete shell, adjoining the hotel.
That shell was intended to be converted into a world-class entertainment facility to house a casino and other facilities. The casino was supposed to boost the revenues for the entire facility and allow, based on projections, the hotel to pay the more than US$50M it owes to banks and others. However, almost two years since the hotel was opened, very little has been done to develop the adjacent section.
A new administration, under the Coalition Government, is in place, with a new Board of Directors and management for Atlantic Hotel Inc. (AHI), which owns the hotel, installed in 2015.
That unfinished section is now facing another major problem that has the potential of developing into an embarrassing situation.
A number of Chinese nationals, who came here to work on the hotel’s construction, have moved in and are refusing to leave until their company – Shanghai Construction Group (SCG) – is paid a large sum of monies that they are owed for work done.
The standoff has been ongoing for a number of months now with the Chinese construction workers warned to leave, but to no avail. The matter had been kept quiet, until now.
Yesterday, Horace James, Officer-in-Charge of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), confirmed that the workers are in the annex “illegally”.
NICIL is the state-owned company overseeing investments and owns AHI, the company that owns and put together the deal to build the hotel.
Responding to a number of emailed questions, the official said that he is aware that SCG is owed and that it is for aboutUS$800,000 ($160M). However, SCG officials are reportedly claiming that they are owed between US$4-5M ($800M-$1B).
“They (the workers) were requested to cease their illegal occupation of the site on several occasions. They also received notice from the Chief Fire Officer that their occupation constitutes a fire hazard,” James wrote in response to questions from Kaieteur News.
The official made it clear that no one gave permission for the men, said to be numbering under 10, to move in.
“SCG occupies the site in breach of the contract,” the response from NICIL said.
James also disclosed that he is aware that negotiations to settle the matter have been ongoing.
With the life of the Board of Directors, under Chairperson, Beverly Harper, expiring in December last, Government is moving to put together another one.
In the meantime the Marriott Manager continues to be in charge of the hotel’s operations.
Yesterday, Kaieteur News visited the annex and saw at least four persons in the section that would have housed the casino. There are at least four storeys that have been left unfinished. The area outside of the annex is scattered with construction material and overgrown with bushes.
A number of air-conditioned makeshift rooms were converted to bedrooms for the Chinese workers.
The area has electricity. And there was even, in one corner, a hot water tank and wash sinks.
There were several construction overalls hanging in a corner with the breeze from the Atlantic Ocean coming through an open door leading to the balcony drying them.
Kaieteur News was told that SCG had been applying pressure for the monies, even visiting the East Coast Demerara office of Ansa McAl where Harper had been stationed, to press home their demands.
Since the April 2015 completion of the hotel, SCG would have been obligated to stick around for a year to correct any defects. That period has long since elapsed, in April 2016.
It was reported that former AHI head, Winston Brassington, had ordered monies withheld because of the quality of work.
A hotel worker has disclosed that a section of a wall at the hotel recently collapsed forcing emergency works. Several of the marble tiles have cracked in places, largely because it is of poor quality.
The hotel was heavily pushed by the successive government of the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) to improve the quality of accommodation in Guyana.
However, the financing structure saw the hotel, in terms of square foot, becoming one of the most expensive in the world.
While the Government of Guyana spent almost US$30M, it is last on the list to receive any returns or profits.
There have been questions to claims by some officials whether the hotel is breaking even.
Government has been hosting a number of events there, but without the casino in operation, officials have been arguing that it will be impossible to pay bills.
Already, Government is in talks with the local banks to hold off collecting outstanding payments.

Chief posted:

Mahatma Moss Nagamootoo is trying, one must remember that the people  rejected and vote the corrupt PPP out of office.

When the recount is done in an honest way and the results are published, you can say that the PPP was voted out of office. Suruj Gadha Ki Lar and Gay Fat Boy prevented a fair and free election in Guyana

Chief posted:

Mahatma Moss Nagamootoo is trying, one must remember that the people  rejected and vote the corrupt PPP out of office.

You folks continue to scream corrupt PPP, however I am still waiting for the jailing of PPP and recovery of state assets stolen by PPP as evidence of this corruption. So far Zero is the count. 

They voted PNC now they get PNC toilet treatment.

Parents protest deplorable state of Ituni Primary School

 

– selective pupils being taught elsewhere

On Monday, the parents from the small logging community, Ituni, staged a protest over the deplorable state of the primary school in the area.
The school is the Howell Wilson Primary School, but it is more commonly referred

A toilet at the Howell Wilson Primary School.

to as the Ituni Primary School.
On Wednesday, Regional Education Officer, Marcia Paddy, met with the parents and teachers and they reached an agreement, where only the students that would be sitting examinations in the coming months, namely Grades two, four and six would attend school.
The students are being taught in the Ituni Community Library and the Ituni Small Loggers Association building, while the community awaits word of the commencement of the rehabilitation of the school.
The protest on Monday lasted for about seven hours, as parents and some of their children stood in front of the school with placards, some of which read, “Our children are playing hopscotch to climb the stairs, Help!” and “No repair, no school”, among many others.
There have reportedly been countless reports to the Ministry of Education relating to the school being in a deplorable state. However, no response has been given.
Keisha Griffith, the Community’s Development Officer said that the last time repairs were done to the school was about two years ago. She said that this included repainting the school and repairing light bulbs. And although many other issues were raised, nothing was done about it by the Regional Democratic Council, who had repainted and replaced the lighting.
Griffith said that the corridor in front of the school and classrooms is rotten, while the three stairs leading up to the building are all shaking. The toilet facilities remain a huge health concern for parents with only one functioning washroom for an entire school population.
The parents said that complaints were made a year ago about the condition of the school and also before school closed in December 2016, but they did not get any favourable response. The parents said that they have reached a point where protesting seemed their best option.
Chairman for Region Ten, Renis Morian, said that he received reports that the school “walkway” was not stable and has since sent the Region’s Engineer, along with representatives from the Region and the Ministry of Education, and also a contractor to investigate the issues with the school.
Morian also said that the schools were all budgeted for repairs this year especially those schools in the riverine areas like Ituni, Aroaima and Kwakwani. According to him comprehensive works are to be done.

The jackasses in the PNC/AFC bringing Guyana back to the Burnham days of severe foreign currency shortage. Businesses will now suffer. Many business men voted for pnc, now they get their dhall. 

Local banks repeat foreign currency shortage claims

 

…but Central Bank insists otherwise
Even though the Government and the Central Bank have said since last year that there is no shortage of foreign currency, consumers continue to experience a different reality.

Central Bank Governor, Dr. Gobind Ganga

Up to yesterday, local banks informed some businessmen that they are unable to do transactions ranging from US$80,000 to even US$5,000. The excuse given is that there is a shortage of foreign currency within the system.
Inquiries made by this newspaper also showed that the situation remains the same. Some banks are proffering the explanation that they sell the USA currency based on what is brought in by their customers. Such is the case with Republic Bank.
When Kaieteur News made contact with the Camp Street branch, it was told that a transaction of US$30,000 or even US$2,000 could not be done. A supervisor subsequently stated that there is a shortage and that checks should be made at the Republic Bank branch at Water Street. But this too was not successful. Representatives at the branch stated that the amount was not available and that “there seems to be a shortage for some time now.”
The official told this newspaper that checks should be made at a later date.
In other cases, some banks are stating that customers would have to go on a waiting list and the time for their request to be facilitated is not guaranteed. They insist that they cannot guarantee that the waiting list process would result in the transaction being effected within two or three days.
Kaieteur News contacted Central Bank Governor, Dr. Gobind Ganga yesterday about the situation. He insists however that the banks have foreign currency.
“I don’t know what they are going on with, but listen, there is no shortage. All the banks have money. What is happening is that some of them are just holding on to their money. The foreign currency situation has even improved significantly from last year to now!” Dr. Ganga stated emphatically
Another senior banking official at the Central Bank asserted that, “All the banks can provide foreign currency to the consumers, but they are trying to be difficult. Some of them are keeping the money so they can send it to their other branches in the region.”
In addition, Dr. Ganga stressed that there was no reason for concern.
“There is no foreign currency crisis looming in Guyana. The fact is we have a net supply of foreign currency in the system, so there should be no depreciation of the currency by any significant amount. It is not a situation where there is a piling up of demand for foreign exchange at the commercial banks,” Dr. Ganga said.
He even provided details which illustrate that the current foreign exchange reserves held by the Bank of Guyana and the commercial banks were in excess of the 2015 figures.
“Commercial banks have increased their foreign exchange holdings. In 2015 they had a gross holding of US$357M, as of September 2016 it was US$388.4M, and we are expecting the commercial banks to hold approximately US$403M by the end of the year,” Dr. Ganga revealed.
He said, “The (commercial) banks have money… and they have quite a lot, it is not a small amount. The Bank of Guyana had US$598M at the end of 2015, currently we are holding close to US$625M which is much more than last year. You can see therefore that there is an increase in foreign exchange availability from the holdings.”
The BOG Governor said that an increase in the circulation of Trinidad and Tobago and Barbadian dollars in the Guyanese economy has been noticed, and that this indicates that these currencies are being converted into Guyana dollars then used to purchase US currency.

This man got the govt he deserve, the Indian business man build and the pnc destroy.

M&CC demolishes sections of Sherriff Street business

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The Mayor and City Council (M&CC) on Thursday afternoon demolished a section of a multicomplex building on Sheriff Street, citing an illegal extension at the southern end of the building.

Town Clerk Royston King led the demolition exercise of the Sheriff Street building, which houses Electronics City and fashion stores, along with several other fast-food outlets.

M&CC workers tore down the “illegal” extension on this Sheriff Street business on Thursday
M&CC workers tore down the “illegal” extension on this Sheriff Street business on Thursday

The officers also removed a container, which the Council said was illegally placed at the head of Fifth Avenue, Subryanville, and left for several years.

According to the Supervisor of Building Inspection (acting), Marlon Harris, the extension of the building at the head of Fifth Avenue, Subryanville, was constructed without the permission of the City Council.

He explained that “Notices were served several times to the developer and owner of the property here but they never complied. So the City, in an effort to rectify all the breaches throughout the length and breadth of (Georgetown) has moved to remove the illegal construction there.”

Meanwhile, the Town Clerk and the city officers also highlighted another breach on the northern side of the building, where an extension was built several inches off the ground, to facilitate an outdoor sitting area for the food outlets. However, it was noted that the extension is sitting on the Council’s drainage reserve.

The City workers pointed out excess fat in the drainage system, which they noted is owing to the fact that the grease trap of the building may not be functioning. Harris noted that an inspection will have to be carried out to determine the cause.

Nevertheless, the Town Clerk informed the owner of the building, Shareef Ahmad, that he should take steps to remove the extension. “We would need back this space here… We don’t want to disrupt your nice work so I’m asking you to arrange for your own work people to come here within 24 hours and remove this,” King indicated to the businessman.

However, Ahmad told reporters that he is being victimised. “It is clearly victimising… because what goes to one supposed to go for all; if you drive around the city you will see how many places way over built and they’re not taking any actions,” the businessman stated.

They voted PNC now they get PNC treatment. Back in PPP time this would have incited a riot and protest by afc/pnc operative. Now these jackasses quiet.

M&CC dismantles stalls at Merriman Mall

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… no notice was ever given – vendors

Several vendors who operate at the Merriman Mall were left in a state of shock, as they arrived on Thursday morning to find their stalls, located between Cummings Street and North Road completely destroyed.
The dismantling operation, which reportedly occurred on Wednesday evening at approximately 22:30h (long after the vendors had finished working for the day), was carried out by a team of City Constables led by Town Clerk Royston King.

Vendors stand inside the shell of one of the structures
Vendors stand inside the shell of one of the structures

The vendors, who were all adamant that no notice was given to them prior to the dismantling exercise, denounced the clandestine nature of the operation. They questioned their next move, as for many, this was their only source of income.
“No one came with a formal notice to us,” one vendor, who was identified as Abby, lamented. “(They took) us off of the streets, bringing us here and then giving us empty promises that they are going to build, eventually.”
“Now they are saying that we are not maintaining the spots but we were maintaining our areas. If it was a case where the place is being looked after they could have told us and put persons in spots that are not being looked after.”
Abby denounced the actions of the Mayor and City Council (M&CC), describing it as a“deception”. She explained that she just came and met her dismantled stall on the road.
George Adolph, another vendor, claimed that contrary to what Mayor Patricia Chase-Green had said in a televised interview on Wednesday, no notice was given for them to move.

The strip where the cosmetologists and barbers once plied their trade
The strip where the cosmetologists and barbers once plied their trade

“Last night nobody ain’t know what going on. I listened the news and I heard her saying she gave us a month’s notice. Nobody here ain’t got any notice. I am appealing to the President to come and look into this situation,” the man related.
According to Adolph, they were told that the Council could not build anything before the Jubilee as the time was too short. He claimed that they were promised a more permanent structure afterwards. The vendor questioned the manner in which self-employed persons, who are already struggling to make a living, are being treated by the municipal Council, which they helped to elect.
He said, “It appears as though these people bullying poor people. And in any country poor people are the electorate. Before these people become Mayor and Town Clerk, these people come out on the road and tell us we know where to put our X.”
“They give us all assurances that they will help us. And this is what they turn out to (be). After we finish vote and they get what they want, they turn their back on us,” he said. “The people in this country ain’t got rights. They bringing foreign people who benefiting more than us.”
President of the Guyana Vendors Union (GVU) and former M&CC Councillor Eon Andrews, was on hand to weigh in on the issue. He called for a sit down with the authorities in order to reach an amicable solution.
“We would like to have discussions on the way forward, as it relates to vending,” he said. “To prevent these kinds of embarrassments and draconian attitudes, (so it) does not occur.When they had the crisis in town they just dumped them here, so as to ease the pressure on them. A lot of things about this spot is not really conducive to this kind of business. So if you are going to bring people here, you must put proper infrastructure so that they can operate,” Andrews said.
He questioned where the vendors would go now. The GVU President also echoed the sentiments of other vendors who pointed out that, with the sluggish performance of the economy, adding more persons to the breadline would be detrimental.
“The President (Granger) is speaking about self-employment. They are trying to be employed. All they need is a bit of help from City Council. That’s why if they could sit with us, where they could sit on one side of the table and (us on the other, this can be resolved),” Andrews stated.
Several of the irate vendors brandished receipts showing that their payments each week to City Council were up to date. One single parent of three children was rendered speechless at the sight of her wrecked stall.
Last year, the vendors were moved from their previous location as part of the clean-up campaign for the Jubilee celebrations. Some of the vendors went to Parliament View, so named for the location opposite Parliament Building.
And in the case of barbers and cosmetologists, some went to the Cummings Street and North Road location. When questioned on Thursday, Town Clerk Royston King confirmed that the operation occurred on Wednesday night. However, he emphasised that the decision was taken because of the unsanitary conditions of the Merriman Mall strip.

"They voted PNC now they get PNC treatment. Back in PPP time this would have incited a riot and protest by afc/pnc operative. Now these jackasses quiet."


 

Is this what you learn at  St. Stanislaus College,Guyana,S.A.??

my nephew,neice,son and few villagers who grace the halls of that institution have moved on to do great things,

what have you become,a RACIST who peddles trash in cyberworld. 

Django posted:

"They voted PNC now they get PNC treatment. Back in PPP time this would have incited a riot and protest by afc/pnc operative. Now these jackasses quiet."


 

Is this what you learn at  St. Stanislaus College,Guyana,S.A.??

my nephew,neice,son and few villagers who grace the halls of that institution have moved on to do great things,

what have you become,a RACIST who peddles trash in cyberworld. 

The truth always hurt. When you criticize the PNC, you are a racist. What do you call the black people in America who criticize Donald Trump? Martin Luther King?

Django posted:

"They voted PNC now they get PNC treatment. Back in PPP time this would have incited a riot and protest by afc/pnc operative. Now these jackasses quiet."


 

Is this what you learn at  St. Stanislaus College,Guyana,S.A.??

my nephew,neice,son and few villagers who grace the halls of that institution have moved on to do great things,

what have you become,a RACIST who peddles trash in cyberworld. 

Who the cap fit draw the string. The truth always hurt, back in PPP time you folks were gleefully blaming the PPP if a black stump his toe. Now take criticizm and urge your govt to do a better job. You want to stifle the voice of dissent, but who will keep the PNC in check if we as a collective don't speak out?  After all you are just concerned with posting that everything is all flowery and good with this administration. There has to be balance and that is where our voices come in.

skeldon_man posted:
Django posted:

"They voted PNC now they get PNC treatment. Back in PPP time this would have incited a riot and protest by afc/pnc operative. Now these jackasses quiet."


 

Is this what you learn at  St. Stanislaus College,Guyana,S.A.??

my nephew,neice,son and few villagers who grace the halls of that institution have moved on to do great things,

what have you become,a RACIST who peddles trash in cyberworld. 

The truth always hurt. When you criticize the PNC, you are a racist. What do you call the black people in America who criticize Donald Trump? Martin Luther King?

Is that like when someone moves away from the corrupted PPP they are called #igger Indians?

cain posted:. 

The truth always hurt. When you criticize the PNC, you are a racist. What do you call the black people in America who criticize Donald Trump? Martin Luther King?

Is that like when someone moves away from the corrupted PPP they are called #igger Indians?

So far zero PPP jailed for corruption and zero state assets allegedly stolen recovered.

cain posted:
skeldon_man posted:
Django posted:

"They voted PNC now they get PNC treatment. Back in PPP time this would have incited a riot and protest by afc/pnc operative. Now these jackasses quiet."


 

Is this what you learn at  St. Stanislaus College,Guyana,S.A.??

my nephew,neice,son and few villagers who grace the halls of that institution have moved on to do great things,

what have you become,a RACIST who peddles trash in cyberworld. 

The truth always hurt. When you criticize the PNC, you are a racist. What do you call the black people in America who criticize Donald Trump? Martin Luther King?

Is that like when someone moves away from the corrupted PPP they are called #igger Indians?

How soon you forget.

Yall remember this? The govt making moves and you fellas start bitching and complaining obviously you people got connections to these people and their corrupt ways. What's gonna happen when some a dem get thrown into prison or made to repay money owed, you guys gonna turn blue?

SARU conducting inventory of high-rise buildings in Guyana

Jan 08, 2017 News, http://www.kaieteurnewsonline....buildings-in-guyana/

cain posted:

Yall remember this? The govt making moves and you fellas start bitching and complaining obviously you people got connections to these people and their corrupt ways. What's gonna happen when some a dem get thrown into prison or made to repay money owed, you guys gonna turn blue?

SARU conducting inventory of high-rise buildings in Guyana

Jan 08, 2017 News, http://www.kaieteurnewsonline....buildings-in-guyana/

Look like you and saru fishing. They taking inventory?  Let see what they will do with this inventory. 

Drugb posted:

This man got the govt he deserve, the Indian business man build and the pnc destroy.

M&CC demolishes sections of Sherriff Street business

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The Mayor and City Council (M&CC) on Thursday afternoon demolished a section of a multicomplex building on Sheriff Street, citing an illegal extension at the southern end of the building.

Town Clerk Royston King led the demolition exercise of the Sheriff Street building, which houses Electronics City and fashion stores, along with several other fast-food outlets.

M&CC workers tore down the “illegal” extension on this Sheriff Street business on Thursday
M&CC workers tore down the “illegal” extension on this Sheriff Street business on Thursday

The officers also removed a container, which the Council said was illegally placed at the head of Fifth Avenue, Subryanville, and left for several years.

According to the Supervisor of Building Inspection (acting), Marlon Harris, the extension of the building at the head of Fifth Avenue, Subryanville, was constructed without the permission of the City Council.

He explained that “Notices were served several times to the developer and owner of the property here but they never complied. So the City, in an effort to rectify all the breaches throughout the length and breadth of (Georgetown) has moved to remove the illegal construction there.”

Meanwhile, the Town Clerk and the city officers also highlighted another breach on the northern side of the building, where an extension was built several inches off the ground, to facilitate an outdoor sitting area for the food outlets. However, it was noted that the extension is sitting on the Council’s drainage reserve.

The City workers pointed out excess fat in the drainage system, which they noted is owing to the fact that the grease trap of the building may not be functioning. Harris noted that an inspection will have to be carried out to determine the cause.

Nevertheless, the Town Clerk informed the owner of the building, Shareef Ahmad, that he should take steps to remove the extension. “We would need back this space here… We don’t want to disrupt your nice work so I’m asking you to arrange for your own work people to come here within 24 hours and remove this,” King indicated to the businessman.

However, Ahmad told reporters that he is being victimised. “It is clearly victimising… because what goes to one supposed to go for all; if you drive around the city you will see how many places way over built and they’re not taking any actions,” the businessman stated.

Someone did not pay a bribe?

Drugb posted:
cain posted:

Yall remember this? The govt making moves and you fellas start bitching and complaining obviously you people got connections to these people and their corrupt ways. What's gonna happen when some a dem get thrown into prison or made to repay money owed, you guys gonna turn blue?

SARU conducting inventory of high-rise buildings in Guyana

Jan 08, 2017 News, http://www.kaieteurnewsonline....buildings-in-guyana/

Look like you and saru fishing. They taking inventory?  Let see what they will do with this inventory. 

The purpose of the Big House inventory, is to seize and distribute to them PNC Brothers. Them son of a B*t*H don't want to work, just want to rob hard working Indians. In Guyana the lazy people always wonder how others get rich, the first thing comes to their mind is them ah thief or do drugs, I remember in Uitvlugt, the Blacks were always smartly dressed, shine shoes, nice pants and shirt, they dressed up to go to dance and party, while the Indians stayed at home with their old clothes and drink their flattie, But the Indians always have a clean yard, well painted house, lovely flower and vegetable garden, on the other hand the Blacks had old broken down houses, yard with over grown bushes. So, today when the Indians have BIG Houses and businesses the Black government want to Nationalize and take it away. Time is not late, I say close shop and leave the DAM country.

These same folks voted in Granger, now they are surprised at how quickly he abandoned them to fill his pockets from the nations coffers with 50% raises and who knows what else from presidential perks and expensive overseas travel.

Days later, drivers, residents remain persistent

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Coomacka strike

Five days after commencing strike action over the deplorable state of the main access road, drivers operating in several mining areas across Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) are continuing their strike until their expectations are met.

Residents continue their protest action over the deplorable state of the main access road
Residents continue their protest action over the deplorable state of the main access road

The road users who traverse the Coomacka access road are adamant that they will not resume operations until the regional officials complete rehabilitation work from Coomacka to Yaribo. Works should also include the rehabilitation of collapsed bridges in several affected communities, they added.

According to information reaching Guyana Times, Engineers from the Public Infrastructure Ministry and Regional Chairman Renis Morian are expected to meet with protesting residents and drivers on Monday.

Linden Mayor Carwyn Holland, met with drivers and supporting members of the community on Thursday and promised to assist, through dialogue with the Regional Democratic Council (RDC), as well as to provide assistance with drainage in the community of Old England.

Scores of residents, including school children from Three Friends, Coomacka, Nottinghamshire, Old England and Yaribo were left stranded over the course of almost a week due to the strike action. A resident of Coomacka told this publication that as a result, private vehicles are now being used to transport school children to school, however, only a few students were attending school.

Meanwhile, The RDC and the Education Ministry have provided transportation for teachers residing in the affected areas. Although the community was gifted a school bus via the President’s 5B’s initiative, it remains grounded due to the state of the community’s access road.

“Just a few children going down to Mackenzie (Linden) with private vehicles. Other passengers are going down the same way, but not much,” one resident told Guyana Times.

“I’m not sure about the attendance at the primary and nursery today (Friday), but yesterday it was just a few children at both schools, mainly from our village (Coomacka),” the resident added.

On Tuesday, a large group consisting of residents, drivers and school children met with the Regional Chairman in front of the office of the RDC in Linden, where they vented their frustration regarding the issue.

According to the Regional Chairman, while work has commenced, the time frame for completion is uncertain.

 

During Jagdeo time they ply their trade for free, now they battie biting. Vote PNC.

 

More expenses for vendors

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… to now pay vending registration fee

In light of the notice that the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) will now be charging street vendors a registration fee of $3000 to ply their trade in the city, many

The broken stalls at Merriman Mall

vendors on Friday have denounced this move.

Speaking with Guyana Times on this new fee, one vendor, who identified herself as “Carol”, said while this is not the first time vendors have had to register; this is the first occurrence of vendors being obligated to pay a fee.

“I have been a vendor for a long, long time on these streets, and a long time back we had to register to ply our trade, and we got a lil ID card. But never have we had to pay anything! Not a dime!” she said.

The broken stalls at Merriman Mall
The broken stalls at Merriman Mall

Another vendor along Water Street, Georgetown, said that this is now an additional burden for her since she has a family to maintain and she is the sole breadwinner. According to the mother of five, as a street vendor, she is required to provide a weekly fee of $1500 to City Constabulary workers already.

“I done gotta pay $1500 a week to the M&CC and now they want $3000 more! That’s two weeks’ pay from me and my children mouth!”

Other vendors voiced that they are being bullied by the Town Clerk Royston King into complying with his “ridiculous commands” and they are prepared to fight it. However, they did not elaborate as to how they plan to take action.

Efforts to make contact with Mayor Patricia Chase-Green and Town Clerk Royston King on this new fee proved futile.

Meanwhile, last year, Mayor Chase-Green and Town Clerk Royston King had announced that vendors will not be allowed to ply their trade on the corners of the road, and many persons had been fined for this offence.

Now, the M&CC has indicated the vendors need to register in order to be able to sell on the road.

Moreover, the M&CC has implemented many measures which have had devastating impacts on persons vending in Georgetown.

Additionally, space in the capital city is limited to relocate vendors, as was indicated when the merchants who were moved from the Stabroek Market Square to a temporary location South of Parliament Building, and more recently were relocated back to market area.

At the time of moving the vendors, Mayor Chase-Green had stated that “no one will be allowed to ply their trade on the Stabroek Market Square,” as they [M&CC] sought to execute their clean-up campaign.

Only two days ago, the M&CC sought to demolish many stalls in the Merriman Mall, claiming that they were in deplorable conditions.

Jackass Granger's concept of an ambulance, the back of a pickup truck. They got the govt they deserve.

 

Rape accused suffers seizure, hearing postponed

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A 33-year-old Michael Williams of Wismar, Linden, who allegedly sexually assaulted an eight-year-old, was scheduled to appear before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan; however, as he made his way to the court room, he suffered a seizure.

An officer attempted to revive the accused, but this proved futile and the man was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital. His hearing was postponed to a further

Michael Williams
Michael Williams

date.

According to information reaching Guyana Times, the eight-year-old girl decided to speak out one day after school was dismissed.

She reportedly walked into the probation office a few days ago and confided in the probation officer, who took her to the hospital where doctors verified that she had indeed been sexually molested.

Family members also confirmed that the young child has been experiencing physical and sexual abuse.

More PNC que que running of the country.  They PPP build and these jackasses destroy.

‘Burial Ground Road’ a nightmare

 
 

The stretch of road in between Le Repentir Cemetery, between Sussex and Princes Streets

FOR some time now, the stretch of road inside Le Repentir Cemetery between Sussex and

Princes Streets, commonly called the “Burial Ground Road,” has been repaired and is in more frequent use by motorists and pedestrians.

The road is a continuation of Louisa

The M&CC has recently contributed to the dumping by placing the dismantled Merriman Mall stalls alongside this road

Row on which sits the relatively new crematorium.

Although many are appreciative of the road, which serves as a key link out of the Albouystown community, some motorists are concerned about the many speed bumps that it features.

The social rejects (junkies) and other questionable characters are also frequent users of this road and hence, having to cross the bumps can put motorists in danger of being robbed.

The opening of the road has also seen some residents creating new mini- dumpsites, contributing to an ugly sight and a stench that one has to endure while passing though.

In fact, for the past few days, some have been wondering whether a corpse has been dumped somewhere outside a tomb.

The Mayor and City Council (M&CC) contributed to the dumping when the workers dismantled the Merriman Mall stalls on Wednesday and placed all of the stuff alongside the said road.

In the past, when the road was seldom in use, the Chronicle had observed the skeleton of a human face alongside the road, and others reported that they would often see bones and other parts of the body at the same location.

More PNC incompetency. They can't even properly build a road in their hero's Burnham's name.

Structural faults detected along Burnham Drive road

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Shortly after repairs were conducted on a collapsed section of the Burnham Drive Road at Wismar, Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), other structural faults have been detected. Only recently, a contract was handed over to Bella’s construction, which carried out repair works to a section of the roadway, which serves as one of the main thoroughfares in the Wismar community. However, according to Regional Chairman Renis Morian, there are issues with other parts of the road. He said sea defence, Government Ministers as well as officials from the Regional Works Committee have already been alerted of the situation.

Work being carried out to the collapsed section of Burnham Drive road in late last year
Work being carried out to the collapsed section of Burnham Drive road in late last year

“Burnham Drive got structural faults. I outlined it to them, based on the increase in vehicular traffic on Burnham Drive, the rise in high tide, we have a sink hole there, we have a depression by the tar road. Nothing has been done. I have also written to other agencies, sent letters to Ministers and (I am) awaiting response,” Morian said.

Additionally, he said the culvert situated approximately 25 yards from McNabb corner, Wismar, had also collapsed which led to a backlog of water in areas such as Canvas City, Half Mile, One Mile and Block 22. As a result, Morian said the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) had to be summoned, while he noted that he will conduct a follow-up to the situation on the ground.

“I ain’t get a word as to what next, but I’m going to be following up to know what next, what is to be done.”

Following the collapse at Burnham Drive, the Regional Chairman had made calls for a study to be conducted of the said road, which is situated a short distance away from the Demerara River. Morian also disclosed that there are even more structural faults along the thoroughfare which also leads to the Mackenzie-Wismar Bridge.

“As soon as you come off the bridge, about a hundred yards, the road is collapsing there. When you come to about 250 yards where we’re working right now, that collapsed. When you come at the cinema (former Palm Tree cinema), there’s a huge hole. There’s erosion from the river right through… It’s not a case where you have a piecemeal, you have to do a study to know if there will be a disaster. One day the whole road might collapse with people because we don’t know what is happening,” Morian further stated.

He also pointed out that there is a “drop” and an “indentation” to other sections of the Burnham Drive road. About five other areas, the Regional Chairman said, also faces the same threat. He therefore made a call for hydraulics engineers from the Public Infrastructure Ministry to visit the location to provide advice on the way forward. The Ministry, he disclosed, is responsible for servicing the thoroughfare.

They voted PNC now they living in Venice.  They jackasses in power claimed they had the answers to flooding, but they are impotent when it comes to implementing their solutions. 

Serious erosion reported at Coomacka

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…almost half of community’s river rendered impassable – Chairman

The remote farming community of Coomacka, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) continues to be affected by intense erosion. The community, which has also been prone to serious flooding, is now being affected due to erosion of its river. Regional Chairman Renis Morian asserted that as a result of the erosion

Flooding at Coomacka late last year
Flooding at Coomacka late last year

which was undoubtedly caused by heavy rains, the situation has become worse, with approximately half of the river becoming impassable.

“There was always erosion going on in Coomacka, affecting the river. During the rains that we have right now, almost half the river is impassable because of erosion,” Morian stated.

He added that officials from the Drainage and Irrigation (D&I) were expected to commence work soon, but noted that during a recent visit, the team could not have ascertained the source of the erosion. The Regional Chairman said however that egional officials had spoken with local residents as a means of ascertaining the source of the situation.

“I’ve engaged the D&I, who would intervene. I’ve met with some folks…,” Morian said. A resident disclosed to this publication that presently the river is being desilted.

Last August, severe downpours had led to the collapse of revetment works, which were carried out on the Coomacka access bridge, causing intense erosion and flooding in the community. The erosion also caused main pipelines to be exposed. Councillor within the Regional Democratic Council and Chairman of the Coomacka Development Council (CDC) Dexter Harding said it was the third time that the bridge had collapsed and pointed to faulty work by the contractor as the main cause. Another possible cause highlighted by the CDC Chairman was the suspected over- topping of ponds/reservoirs in the community belonging to bauxite company Bosai Minerals Group Guyana Incorporated (BMGGI).

Drugb posted:

Jackass Granger's concept of an ambulance, the back of a pickup truck. They got the govt they deserve.

 

Rape accused suffers seizure, hearing postponed

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A 33-year-old Michael Williams of Wismar, Linden, who allegedly sexually assaulted an eight-year-old, was scheduled to appear before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan; however, as he made his way to the court room, he suffered a seizure.

An officer attempted to revive the accused, but this proved futile and the man was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital. His hearing was postponed to a furthe
Michael Williams

date.

According to information reaching Guyana Times, the eight-year-old girl decided to speak out one day after school was dismissed.

She reportedly walked into the probation office a few days ago and confided in the probation officer, who took her to the hospital where doctors verified that she had indeed been sexually molested.

Family members also confirmed that the young child has been experiencing physical and sexual abuse.

First. Where are the so called ambulances from PPP time you think they had any?

Second. That prick lying in the back should have been lying under the wheels.

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