Govt “out of touch” to declare flooding had ended – Opposition Leader

first_imgRegion 5 flooding…— as Ministers visit flood-affected communitiesWhile Public Infrastructure Ministers David Patterson and Annette Ferguson visited flood-affected areas of Trafalgar, Number 28, Number 29 and Number 33 villages to assess the situation on Thursday, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo in a press conference spoke out against the declaration that flooding had ended in Guyana. He also decried Agriculture Minister Noel Holder’s response to the crisis.“Just a month after the [A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change] APNU/AFC Government declared that it had ended flooding in Guyana as part of their one-year achievement, many of the people in Region Five are under water… some very callous statements [have been] emanating from the Government, particularly the Minister of Agriculture saying that this is an MMA problem, it’s not for central government to intervene,” the former President expressed.Jagdeo opined that the Administration should ensure that all areas are given assistance, rather than a few “token” locations.Pontoon with excavator working to reducing flooding in Region Five“I hope that Government will not make these token visits, they [need] to understand what is happening – the hardships of people [as] they will be on the ground to render assistance, they should also be balanced in their outreach – Region Five is made up of many people; PPP supporters, APNU supporters. They should go to all areas to ensure that people receive support at this very difficult time,” he noted.Jagdeo also commended Regional Chairman Vickchand Ramphal for his efforts in attempting to address the concerns of his region despite the stalled Regional Democratic Council (RDC) meetings. Jagdeo pointed out that the Regional Chairman has alerted the Civil Defence Commission, Agriculture Ministry and other relevant agencies to bring solutions the ongoing crisis, as was reported by Guyana Times.“If the region was functioning we would have had a better outreach, and maybe the APNU and PPP Councillors could have worked together to ensure that some of the problems which people are experiencing could have been avoided. But it just shows how out of touch this Government is when it had declared that it ended flooding in Guyana,” the Opposition Leader expressed.A working pump at Baiboo, MahaicaMeanwhile, this publication learnt on Thursday that the flooding at Baiboo, Mahaicony has receded somewhat but not completely, as the pump is only functioning in one section of the area. It was reported that the area was inundated, which affected residents and farmers’ crops and livestock.Also on Thursday, the Government Information Agency (GINA) quoted Minister Patterson as saying that a pump at Trafalgar which drained the area needed to be maintained better so that excess water could be removed from the land. He also told GINA that two new pumps in that area will be working continuously along with a pontoon and an excavator.last_img read more

Little Star leads Colaaco to another win

first_imgThe Pee Wee Under-11 tournament continued yesterday afternoon with some exciting action on display by the youngest players of the game.In the competition, which is being coordinated by the Petra Organization, the first game on Saturday’s 16-match schedule featured F.E. Pollard and Colaaco Primary.Their match up saw both teams fighting hard to connect with the back of the net, and coming up short every time, as the strikers failed to complete their well put together plays. Nevertheless, this factor did not waver their confidence, as the youngsters continued to hunt the goal. With just a few minutes to go before the last whistle was blown, Colaaco Primary was presented with a scoring opportunity after a foul inside the box. Stepping up to the challenge and the scoring line was little Jeremiah Parks. As confident as ever, Parks sent the ball flying past F. E. Pollard’s goalkeeper into the back of the net, and was afterwards seen as the golden boy for Colaaco with the late but timely goal.Reflecting on his match winning performance, the youngster noted that he is very pleased with not only himself but his team’s overall performance.“I feel good because my team worked hard, my coach told me just work and try to score,” he stated.Looking to the future, Parks is also confident that his team will be able to bring home the champion’s trophy.“Because our team is playing good, and hopefully we meet in the finals and we will bring it home,” he declared.In other results, it was a battle for the top spot in Group ‘D’, as Mocha Arcadia met with an equally skilled Tucville Primary. The Mocha team shocked the usually successful Tucville Primary team with a 2-1 victory.last_img read more

Liverpool vs West Ham: Live commentary, confirmed teams for Premier League game

first_img ALTERED 1 Klopp has splashed the cash over the summer Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes NEW ERA smart causal highlights Getty What time is kick-off?This Premier League opener will be held on Sunday, August 12.Kick-off at Anfield is at 1.30pm.West Ham fans won’t want reminding of last season’s meetings with the Reds, which both ended in 4-1 defeats.The Hammers last won here at Anfield in 2015, when Manuel Lanzini, Mark Noble and Diafra Sakho netted in a shock 3-0 victory.How can I listen to live commentary?You can do that right here on talkSPORT.Tune in on our online player or through your DAB digital radio for exclusive commentary of the game.talkSPORT is widely available across the United Kingdom via DAB digital radio and on 1089 or 1053 AM. Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Liverpool and West Ham meet at Anfield in a clash of the big-spenders.Over the summer both sides have shelled out on new arrivals and go into the new Premier League season full of optimism. How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more What are the confirmed teams?Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Gomez, Robertson, Keita, Milner, Wijnaldum, Mane, Salah, FirminoWest Ham: Fabianski, Fredericks, Balbuena, Rice, Ogbonna, Masuaku, Noble, Wilshere, Anderson, Arnautovic, AntonioListen to Liverpool vs West Ham LIVE on talkSPORT from 1pm on Sunday, August 12 How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? gameday FOOTBALL LATEST Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade possible xi last_img read more