The West Coast of Demerara (WCD) is now benefiting from a region-wide maintenance programme on various roads and waterways, including drains and canals, through a Region Three Regional Democratic Council (RDC) project.Funded through monies allotted in the Region’s budget, the project aims to tackle “major issues” in various villages on the West Coast.The community of De Kinderen, WCD, is currently benefiting from rehabilitation of all of its roads. Through assistance from the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA), all drains in the area are also being maintained.Maintenance works have also commenced on trenches throughout the WCD, with 10 being dug out and cleared and several more to be tendered for.The communities of Zeelugt, Tuschen, Zeeburg, Ocean View (Uitvlugt) and Meten-Meer-Zorg are also said to be benefiting from similar works.Some $1.6 million was allotted and used for concrete strips to be constructed in Zeelugt, East Bank Essequibo (EBE).Additionally, burial grounds in each of these areas are currently benefiting from major improvements.According to Tuschen-Uitvlugt Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) Chairman Vishal Ambedkar, the project is targeting areas based on the seriousness of the issues, whether road or drainage related or otherwise.“We want everybody to benefit from the money so we are looking into the situation and rectifying depending on the state [of the infrastructure],” the NDC Chairman explained.He, however, noted that although consultations with the RDC and NDCs were limited, as “we have not been notified on many issues”, the Tuschen-Uitvlugt NDC is happy with the project.Ambedkar further noted that one area that needed urgent attention was Tuschen Phase Two where the roads were a major cause of concern for residents in the area.“We are seeking Government’s assistance to rectify that issue, because the global state of the road in that area is a major cause of distress,” Ambedkar revealed.“Cars taken by the residents to go into the area have since raised their fare since the road is in such a deplorable state.”The NDC Chairman revealed that recent talks were had with Minister of State, Joseph Harmon as well as Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson regarding these issues and the need for Government’s urgent assistance.Several letters were also sent to Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan and the NDC and RDC were hoping for a favourable response.
Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers…Manchester United are still debating whether to turn Colombia striker Radamel Falcao’s loan move into a permanent deal. The Red Devils could sign the 28-year-old, who has scored one goal in five matches since arriving from Monaco, for £46m in the summer. (The Sun)Meanwhile, the Old Trafford club are ready to pay midfielder Anderson £1.4m to terminate his contract if they are unable to find a new club for the 26-year-old Brazilian in January. (Daily Telegraph) Man Utd manager Louis van Gaal wants to sign Aston Villa captain Ron Vlaar, 29, in January to help solve his defensive problems. (Daily Mirror) Southampton must pay more than their club-record £15m fee – spent on Italy striker Pablo Osvaldo in 2013 – if they want to sign Palermo’s 20-year-old forward Paulo Dybala. (Daily Star) West Ham fear defender Winston Reid, 26, may leave despite them preparing to offer him a new £23m contract. (The Sun)Unsettled Toronto striker Jermain Defoe, 32, will join Queens Park Rangers in January as Harry Redknapp moves to sign the former Tottenham striker for the third time. (Daily Mail) And here are the latest talkSPORT.com transfer tales… Exclusive – Balotelli has improved since Real Madrid horror show, claims McAteerExclusive – Returning defender will solve Man United’s defensive woes, vows YorkeExclusive – Sanchez and Welbeck forming ‘formidable’ partnership, claims former Arsenal hitmanExclusive – Major decisions are going against Crystal Palace, blasts boss Warnock Exclusive – O’Shea: Fletcher’s goals can keep Sunderland in the Premier LeagueMan City readying stunning contract offer to lure Dortmund aceXavi to snub Man City and United and see out career in Japan?Van Ginkel update: Agent confirms Chelsea may cancel loan deal
GARDAI are hunting thieves behind a heist at one of Donegal’s best known jewellery shops.A number of valuable items were stolen at a Ferguson’s Jewellers in Ballyshannon yesterday, gardai confirmed today.They are appealing to the public for information and have asked that if anybody did see anything unusual in the area to contact them. A spokesman also issued an urgent warning to traders that thieves are targeting them this Christmas.He added: “There are people out there who will take advantage of crowded shops and busy shop assistants over the next few days and we urge shopkeepers to keep a close watch and report anything suspicious to the Gardai.”© 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.comGARDAI HUNT GANG BEHIND JEWELLER’S HEIST was last modified: December 22nd, 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:BallyshannonFERGUSONSHEIST