Tempers flare at City Hall over Stabroek Market clock repairs

January 12, 2020

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first_imgIn 2016, the United States embassy in Guyana donated US$41,000 for the rehabilitation of the iconic Stabroek Market Clock and since then the Mayor and City Councillors of Georgetown have been battling to have it repaired. At Monday’s statutory meeting, tempers flared and emotions ran wild as the M&CC tried to decide on a course of action in relation to the clock.Town Clerk Royston King said while the money sits in the coffers of City Hall, the municipality simply cannot afford to have the clock repaired at this time. He explained that according to the engineers, before the clock is repaired the entire area that houses the clock would have to be rehabilitated.“We should do the housing because the housing is in a real terrible condition thatThe Stabroek Market Clockis to say the stairway and all the other parts that house the clock,” King said.The Town Clerk noted that they were trying to execute the rehab works but did not have the capacity and would have tendered for it twice but noted they are not in the financial position to have it done. Only two companies qualified for the works and estimates it to be $24 million and $32 million respectively.Based on that information, at the last Markets and Public Health Committee meeting it was decided that the Committee Chairman, Deputy Mayor Lionel Jaikaran, would approach the Government for some assistance.At Monday’s statutory meeting, Jaikaran noted that at the time when the decision was taken, the city was and still remains in a financial crisis hence the reason for the proposal to approach the Government. He noted that they were informed that the contractor was willing to complete the work in credit but said that the committee was against this.“I do not agree that we should be taking credit especially when we cannot honour our employees’ wages bills. The last decision I made is that the Deputy Town Clerk would get a letter addressed for us from the Council to say what has happened and this is where we stand,” he said.However, Chairman of the Finance Committee, Oscar Clarke, noted that the Council missed its window of opportunity since the repairs to the housing area was never brought up during the budget consultations.A number of Councillors supported the idea of approaching the Government, noting that the clock is a symbol of national patrimony and as such the Government would be on board to assist with its rehabilitation.Nevertheless, in the usual manner of butting heads with the Council, Town Clerk King strongly advised against approaching the Government noting that the Council should engage its faculties and look at other options. “When you go to the Government for money you compromise your authority and autonomy and we see that happening. The Council must engage its faculties and use the provisions in the law and have its own funds to carry out works. We do not have a credit card with Government and we must engage our faculties to decide to how we would approach our work,” King said.Mayor Patricia Chase Green said the Council should not be in the habit of going to the Government for everything, noting that they must explore revenue-earning options.According to the National Trust, Governor Cornelius H Kortwright officially opened the Stabroek Market on November 1, 1881. Built partly on land and water, this steel structure was designed by an American engineer, McKay and serves as one of the main hubs for economic activities in the capital city.last_img read more


7-yr-old girl feared dead

January 12, 2020

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first_img– reportedly swept into Atlantic during swimming outingBy Ramona LuthiA seven-year-old girl is feared dead following an incident on Saturday afternoon which resulted in her being swept into the Atlantic Ocean behind the Guyana Marriott Hotel in Georgetown.Missing is Jayleena Titus of Lot 29 Second Street, Alberttown, Georgetown.Jayleena resides with her father, Richard Titus and her mother, Onecia Henry, along with her three other siblings, ages 10, 15 and 19.Feared dead: Jayleena TitusOn the day that the seven-year-old was last seen, she had left home with her father, 10-year-old brother and eight-year-old cousin to go to the seawalls, behind the Marriott Hotel, as was frequent for them to do on weekends.Thirty-eight-year-old Henry told Guyana Times that according to her 10-year-old son, the three children were playing close to the water behind the Hotel, while his father was some distance away.Richard Titus has indicated to his wife and Police that he was only a short distance away and he had been monitoring the children all the time, up until the incident which caused him his youngest child, as he became occupied briefly.The 10-year-old child recalled that he continuously warned his sister and cousin against going closer to the water. However, he found himself having to run after his younger sister numerous times as she kept disregarding his warnings.The tearful mother on Thursday morning said her son told her that at around 17:00h, as he and his cousin were playing, he noticed that Jayleena was not around. After scanning the area for several minutes, the young child recounted seeing his sister being swept away by the strong water currents.“He tell me how he run in the water and try fuh grab she hand but the waves deh too strong. Then he seh he shout fuh he cousin and told him to ‘call daddy! Call daddy! Look the wave gone with Jayleena!’” the distraught mother of four said to this publication.After being alerted, Titus reportedly jumped into the water in an attempt to save his youngest child. However, this proved futile.The matter was reported at the Alberttown Police Station then the Brickdam Police Station and a search for Jayleena Titus was launched.Anyone with information leading to the missing child is asked to contact the nearest Police station or her mother on telephone number 667-8860.last_img read more


UCR women move on to Big West final

January 11, 2020

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first_imgThe UC Riverside women’s basketball team, seeking to repeat as Big West Conference Tournament champions, advanced to the tournament final with a 59-53 victory Friday against Long Beach State in the semifinals at the Anaheim Convention Center. The top-seeded Highlanders (20-10) reached the 20-victory plateau for the first time in school history and will play second-seeded UC Santa Barbara for the championship at 1 p.m. today. Tony Haro’s seventh-inning sacrifice fly snapped a 3-3 tie and Cal State San Bernardino went on to beat host Cal Poly Pomona 4-3 in a California Collegiate Athletic Association game at Scolinos Field. Brad Croxton, who belted a three-run homer in the series-opening win on Thursday, led off the eighth with his second double and went to third on an error by right fielder A.J. Cavaletto before Haro’s sacrifice fly put the Coyotes (14-7, 10-4) ahead. Cal Poly committed five errors leading to two unearned runs. Croxton had three hits, while Nick Hammer and Drew Valenzuela had two apiece for the Coyotes. Cavaletto was 3-for-5 with an RBI for Cal Poly (7-13, 1-9), which has lost nine games in a row. CHAFFEY SOFTBALL Junior forward/center Kemie Nkele led the way with 17 points and 14 rebounds, her 11th double-double of the season, while freshman Brittany Waddell (Hesperia High School) scored 17 points off the bench. Waddell tied a career-high with five 3-pointers and set a career-high with nine rebounds. CAL STATE BASEBALL center_img Melissa Rodriguez hit two home runs and Jennifer Lawrence also homered as the Panthers defeated San Diego Mesa 6-3 in a Golden West Tournament game. CHAFFEY MEN’S SWIMMING Benny Respati won three individual events and Ryan Larson and Frank Scaturro each won two individual and one relay as the Panthers routed Los Angeles Trade Tech 92-26 in a South Coast Conference opener. 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


Large power outage in Fort St. John and Baldonnel

January 11, 2020

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first_imgA bird caused the outage and Hydro hopes to have the power back on by 10:30 a.m.We will post more updates as they become available.For updates you can also visit www.bchydro.com/outages- Advertisement –last_img


Fekir ‘feels very good at Lyon’ amid transfer rumours

January 6, 2020

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first_img0Shares0000Nabil Fekir remains at Lyon for the time being but is on the radar of Premier League clubs © AFP / ROMAIN LAFABREGUELYON, France, Aug 6 – Lyon captain Nabil Fekir insists he is happy at the club and looking forward to a successful season despite ongoing speculation over his future.The 25-year-old playmaker, a member of France’s World Cup winning squad, was on the verge of a move to Liverpool in June before negotiations broke down. “As you can see, I’m in Lyon. I’m very happy here,” Fekir said in an interview on the club’s website as he returned to training on Monday.“But there is a still a long way to go in the transfer window and everything happens very quickly in football.”Chelsea are reportedly also interested in Fekir as Maurizio Sarri attempts to bolster his side before the Premier League transfer deadline on Thursday.“You don’t know what will happen in the future but I’m very comfortable at Lyon. I feel really good within the squad,” said Fekir.“We have very good players and there’s a good atmosphere. It’s a bit like in the France team, there’s a mix of older players and younger ones, with some more experienced players than others.”Lyon are back in the Champions League this season after missing out last term, and Fekir is targeting a much more successful campaign than their group stage exit in 2016-17.“It was important to play in it. We’re lucky to be able to play in this magnificent competition. I hope we will have a very good run and aim for as high as possible.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


Leading African clubs long for CAF title

January 6, 2020

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first_img0Shares0000Omar al Said (L) of Zamalek in action against Al Hilal in Saudi Arabia. Zamalek are among the favourites to win the 2018/2019 CAF Confederation Cup © AFPJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Jan 10 – A number of popular African clubs who have not won a continental competition for a long time will be in CAF Confederation Cup play-offs first-leg action this weekend.It is 42 years since Nigerians Enugu Rangers won the now defunct African Cup Winners Cup and Ghanaians Asante Kotoko lifted the African Cup of Champions Clubs trophy 36 years ago. Kenyans Gor Mahia and South Africans Kaizer Chiefs raised the African Cup Winners Cup 32 and 18 years ago respectively.Egyptians Zamalek can boast of nine CAF titles, but their last success was in 2003 when they won the CAF Super Cup.AFP Sport assesses the chances of the five former CAF trophy-holders in the two-leg play-offs with group-stage places up for grabs.KotokoKotoko, who have the unwanted CAF record of losing seven of nine finals, struggled to get past Kenyans Kariobangi Sharks after receiving a preliminary round walkover.They now face the 2008 Champions League runners-up, Cameroonians Coton Sport, with the first leg in Yaounde.Coton are likely to prove stronger opponents than Sharks and Kotoko will do well to leave central Africa level on aggregate.EnuguThe draw favoured Rangers as they were paired with Lesotho outfit Bantu FC, one of the weakest of the 30 title contenders playing this weekend.Graphic on the top five ranked teams in the Asian Cup 2019 © AFP / Laurence CHUBantu were demoted from the Champions League to the Confederation Cup without winning any of their four matches and it is hard to imagine them shocking the Nigerians, at home or away.In Godwin Aguda and Bright Silas, Enugu have attackers who scored three goals each to help eliminate Ethiopians Defence Force and Algerians USM Bel Abbes in qualifiers.GorThe Nairobi club have been steadily improving in Africa, becoming the first Kenyan qualifiers for the Confederation Cup group stage last year.Gor almost achieved an even greater success in the current Champions League, but conceded a late goal away to Nigerians Lobi Stars and missed out on a group place.They host Cameroonians New Star, whose five-goal striker Junior Ngongang is the leading scorer in this Confederation Cup.ChiefsChiefs, who have won 53 domestic trophies since being formed 49 years ago but only one in Africa, will lack injured goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune away to Zambians Zesco United.His absence was sorely felt last weekend with a blunder by Namibian stand-in Virgil Vries gifting a undeserved victory to Mamelodi Sundowns in a key league match.Zesco sharpshooter Lazarous Kambole, whose five-minute hat-trick last season was the fastest in a CAF club match, poses a major threat to the Soweto outfit.ZamalekAfter several seasons in the doldrums and being overshadowed by arch rivals Al Ahly, the Cairo White Knights are leading the Egyptian title race under Swiss coach Christian Gross.They took this good form into Africa last month to slam seven goals past Chadians ASCOT in the home leg of a qualifier with Congolese Kabongo Kasongo bagging a brace.Away to Moroccans Ittihad Tanger this weekend, Zamalek will probably be satisfied to avoid defeat, then use home advantage to emerge overall winners.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


Massive delays on Letterkenny to Derry road

December 28, 2019

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first_imgMassive tailbacks have been reported on the road between the Strabane/Derry roundabout to Letterkenny’s Dry Arch roundabout.Delays run along the inbound dual carriageway to Letterkenny.The reason for the congestion is believed to be due to roadworks which began last week along the 4km stretch of road. Massive delays on Letterkenny to Derry road was last modified: August 31st, 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:carDerryletterkennystrabanetrafficlast_img read more


Chelsea line-up at Sunderland: Mata keeps his place, Lampard returns

December 21, 2019

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first_imgJuan Mata keeps his place in the Chelsea side for the game at Sunderland, where Frank Lampard returns to the starting line-up.Sunderland: Mannone, Bardsley, Dossena, O’Shea, Brown, Ki, Colback, Gardner, Borini, Giaccherini, Altidore.Subs: Larsson, Fletcher, Johnson, Celustka, Roberge, Cattermole, Pickford.Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Ramires, Lampard; Willian, Mata, Hazard; Torres.Subs: Schwarzer, Cole, Essien, Mikel, Schurrle, De Bruyne, Ba.See also:Mourinho gives verdict on Mata’s 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more


H-DNL football: Bishop’s 2 TDs lead Fortuna to must-have win

December 20, 2019

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first_imgThe Huskies are playoff eligible.Breck Bishop gave the Huskies an early second-half edge with a 20-yard touchdown run and later broke open what was for three quarters a one possession ball game with a 16-yard rumble into the endzone less than a minute into the fourth-quarter as Fortuna High held on for a 34-26 Big 4 Conference win over St. Bernard’s, Saturday afternoon at Crusader Field.The win makes Fortuna (4-6, 2-1) eligible for the North Coast Section Division-V playoffs, a triumph in its …last_img read more


Fire onboard oil tanker anchored at Kandla Port

December 3, 2019

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first_imgA major fire broke out on Wednesday onboard the MT Genessa oil tanker anchored 15 nautical miles off Deendayal Port at Kandla. All 26 crew members were evacuated safely, officials said. Two of them suffered burn injuries. The tanker is 183 metres in length and is known to be carrying around 30,000 tonnes of High Speed Diesel.The Indian Coast Guard swung into immediate action, firefighting using tugs and rigs available from nearby resource agencies. It is also preparing to cordon the vessel to avoid oil spillage.last_img read more