Herstelling residents call on elected officials to address woes

first_imgIn the height of the 2018 Local Government Election, residents of Herstelling, on the East Bank of Demerara, are calling for better roads since the current situation has become unbearable.Speaking with Guyana Times on Monday, aggravated residents of Rum Shop Street, which is intersected by First, Second, Third and Fourth Streets, vented their frustration over the condition of the roadways.Presently, there are large potholes which extend several metres and are sometimes impassable during the rainy season. The residents are hoping that the newly elected executives will be able to fill these gaps at the very least.Residents would have approached the Neighbourhood Democratic Council on a few occasions but they were told that funding to repair these roads was notThe roads that need rehabilitative worksavailable.“Well we went to them like a couple times and every time they saying that the money is not enough to do the road so we really would like for it to be fixed. Is years now and people getting fed up,” Kumar who lives on Third Street said.Meanwhile, his neighbour told Guyana Times, “Is just to get the holes fill up. Like with brick or stone but they use sand and that wash away like couple of weeks and then they say that they can’t do anything. So what we must do?”Another section of Herstelling has faced the same dilemma and when visited by this publication some time ago, the residents related that many persons had to cordon off the front of their properties because vehicles drove on their parapet whenever it rains to avoid driving in the potholes.Additionally, a business owner had indicated that she was left with no choice but to place garbage bins alongside her fence to avoid damage to her property.“The vehicles are driving up here. We got to put out the garbage barrel just to save the entrance here and then when the rain fall, it’s worse because the water keep coming in your yards.”Whoever is elected to office, the residents are calling for the roads to be fixed.last_img read more

City may sue pot-farm house owners

first_imgThe marijuana cultivators rigged an electrical system that allowed them to bypass the meter system for the house while tapping into Southern California Edison’s power grid. This allowed them to save thousands of dollars in electrical bills and, more importantly, elude the suspicion that growers typically draw by using the high amounts of energy required for such elaborate cultivation, deputies said. james.skeen@dailynews (661) 267-5743 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “The Health and Safety Code allows a city to abate nuisances, including the cultivation of narcotics,” said Noel Doran, deputy city attorney. “Under the Health and Safety Code, one of the remedies a judge can order is to have a location shut down for one year to any use.” Councilman Steve Hofbauer said litigation is another tool in the law enforcement toolbox. “If you don’t hit these guys in the pocketbook, what’s your recourse? You play, you pay,” Hofbauer said. In the Carolyn Drive case, deputies noted the absence of beds or living-room furniture and said the house appeared to be used solely for a marijuana farm. The house is in a new subdivision that overlooks Highland High School. PALMDALE – City officials are looking at using civil litigation as a tool to combat drugs, including pursuing actions against owners of two homes that were recently the scenes of marijuana farm busts. Palmdale officials are considering lawsuits that would take control of the houses from the owners – at least temporarily. Potential targets include a house in the 2400 block of Carolyn Drive, where deputies seized 1,000 marijuana plants, and one in the 39000 block of Evening Star Street, where deputies seized 200 pot plants. Both of those raids occurred in February. Also being looked at for possible legal action are homes in the 37000 block of Justin Court, the 4000 block of Avenue R-13, the 37000 block of San Ysidro Way, the 38000 block of 16th Street East and the 6000 blocks of Catania and Barletta courts. The issue will be discussed by the Palmdale City Council in a closed session tonight. City officials declined to discuss the specifics of those cases, citing the closed session, but did speak about the general concept of using litigation as a tool in the fight drug-related crimes. last_img read more


first_imgUPDATED: RTE’S Met Eireann forecast has ruled out a white Christmas – but there will be snow and ice this weekend, making road conditions dangerous again.And while the weekend will be bitterly cold with overnight frosts and some snow, much milder weather is on the way from next Tuesday.“We are predicting temperatures of around 10C for Christmas Day,” said a Met Eireann spokeswoman. Let’s hope she’s right!The news will come as a huge relief to businesses and people organising Christmas events and concerts as well as to ordinary workers.Last year was a disaster for many retailers and hotels as mass cancellations of events like Christmas parties took place.We still have to get through the next few days however. Temperatures drop to -5C in many inland areas at night with ice on many roads around County Donegal by dawn.Today will be “very cold and frosty with sunny spells and scattered wintry showers of hail, sleet and snow but the showers will turn to rain or hail in the afternoon and become more confined to western and northwestern counties.”Further wintry showers are forecast for Friday night, Saturday and Sunday.© 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.comNO WHITE CHRISTMAS – ‘SNOW ON WAY’, BUT 10C BY CHRISTMAS DAY was last modified: December 16th, 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:donegal weatherice warningsnowwhite Christmaslast_img read more


first_imgDDTV: IT’S all part of the modern game – for the ladies and the men – team-building and bonding.Some teams do extreme things in the pursuit of greatness.The Donegal Senior Ladies GAA team decided they’d climb our highest peak, Mount  Errigal.And they came with a particularly unusual way of coming back down. Let’s just say it all gets rather slippy….and very muddy.Click play to watch: DDTV VIDEO: HOW DONEGAL’S SENIOR LADIES BONDED ON MOUNT ERRIGAL! was last modified: April 15th, 2012 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:DDTV VIDEO: HOW DONEGAL’S SENIOR LADIES BONDED ON MOUNT ERRIGAL!last_img read more

Here’s what you say about President Bush

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week – Keith Richard Radford Jr. President Bush has suffered a great deal of damage inflicted upon him by the radical fanatics of the left, especially the Democratic ideologues such as Sens. Kennedy, Schumer, Durbin, Reid and Kerry, as well as Rep. Pelosi and others in the House of Representatives. Their daily outbursts of distortion, omission and outright lies regarding the Iraq war are only giving aid and comfort to the terrorists we are fighting. – Tony Pasano We Americans are enjoying the most freedom and best living conditions in human history. We should not ignore the people, especially the women and children, suffering under cruel dictatorship in Afghanistan, Iraq and other countries. They need help. As for the democratic movement going on in all the countries, I think we are doing the right thing. President Bush will be known as one of the best presidential fighters for freedom – after Lincoln and Reagan. – Charles King We asked readers on Saturday what you had to say in response to President George W. Bush and his administration as they come under fire from war-policy opponents. Here are excerpts from your comments. It’s about time President Bush answered the distortions that his political opponents have been making. Bush made a decision to go to war based on the information presented to him and to others in government. Looking at that intelligence with the assumption that it was correct – as well as looking at Saddam’s history and his violations of several U.N. resolutions – and living in a post 9-11 world, I can see how the decision to go to war could have been made. A person can honestly disagree with Bush’s decision to go to war, but to say he lied to do so just doesn’t hold up to the facts. – John Mlynar The Bush administration has successfully taken America over in a new millennium and transported Americans back in time. Using every bait-and-switch tactic available, Bush and the ideology of his administration are a shell game with long-term consequences for our children’s future. We as a country do not have to go on ruining the earth with oil. The alternatives are available, just not in this country. The Bush administration is under fire because the people in it have consistently tried to avoid any investigation into any misdealing, no matter how much the American people cry out for it. They avoided the 9-11 Commission until they were embarrassed into having it. They avoided investigation into the faulty intelligence that led to the war in Iraq. They avoided investigations into the Downing Street memos. They are doing the same for the failings in New Orleans, and they are trying to make the outing of Valerie Plame seem like it’s no big deal. I think the American people are smarter than that. – Ross Miller When supposed friends lie to your face not just once or twice or three times, you get rid of them. They ultimately have nothing to offer the relationship and are just manipulating you for personal gain. What is one good thing this born-again neo-con has done to improve your or my lives? If you said zero, you’d be right. – Erik Eskelin It is a sad day when a country’s leader shows such fear that truth might be found. We often read that countries suppress dissent and equate dissent with treason. Those countries were once called such things as Axis of Evil and were always somewhere else. Now we have our own collection of nine pro-torture senators and an administration demanding that we stop asking questions. Our country is changing – into what? – David Robbins I think it was high time that the president spoke out in defense of his administration and I also wish that he would throw the gauntlet down to Senators Kennedy and Kerry to produce evidence that he or his administration lied or slanted the intelligence then available to Congress in order to precipitate the invasion of Iraq. Every day we are seeing more evidence of the fact that these radical Islamists are diabolical in their quest to wipe out freedom wherever it exists and we and the free world must band together to prevent them from reaching their goal. – Bruce DeHaas Every time negative comments are heard about the Bush administration’s handling of various issues, either the subject is changed or the old familiar rant about unpatriotic citizens begins anew. Perhaps if President Bush began to recognize his responsibility in these areas, fewer negative comments would be heard. Am I the only one who’s noticed that Vice President Cheney disappears off the radar whenever disaster strikes – where was he, for example, during the devastating hurricanes? And that our president goes into total denial when one of his inner circle is accused of questionable behavior? The current majority in Washington needs to demand the same high standards of conduct for itself that it has always demanded of the opposition. This would be true regardless of who’s in office at any given time. – Ellie Doud Since lying to go to war is an impeachable offense – meaning it is unconstitutional – we demand that impeachment proceedings begin immediately. And also, the immediate resignations of Cheney, Rove and Rumsfeld. Get the actors and musicians off the front page and start reporting the important news like real journalists. – Bob and Joyce Yovannone I say that our president made a huge mistake when he sent our troops to Iraq. The only reason he sent our troops to war was to get the oil from that country and to show his father no one can say no to them. He and his father do not care about anyone except themselves and their family. Just think how many of personal family members Bush and his administration have in Iraq – none. They think they can play God with other people’s lives. Just how much more are we supposed to accept from the devil and his father? I personally think, if he cared about our country, he would resign and bring our troops home. They are dying for his stupidity. How many more need to die before this country does something to save itself? – Jolie James I am so tired of all the criticism of President Bush and his administration that I feel I must respond. I trust our president because I am convinced that he is a man of honesty and integrity. He is not God and cannot know all circumstances with absolute certainty; many Democrats as well as Republicans believed the information about WMDs. Our president is a finite human being but he does what he believes is the best thing for our country and I believe that for the most part, his administration has done a good job. Yes, George Bush has my vote of confidence and I sincerely believe that all the negative trash on the media is harmful to our wonderful country. – Lois Schroeder I definately think Bush should be under fire, but not because of the Iraq war. He seems to have forgotten, or doesn’t care, about all the problems that desperately need attention right here in the U.S.A.: illegal immigration, crime, taxes, kids without food and the list goes on and on. He seems to be so obsessed with the war in Iraq everything else has fallen into the “round to it” catagory. I actually think he is trying to make some kind of a legacy. In my opinion his legacy will be that of “big disappointment.” By the way, I voted for him. – Billy Cruce I believe Bush started this war for personal reasons, with no logic or provocation. If there is a reason, it would be oil. Proof for hard-headed disciples can be found in a book by David R. Griffin, “The New Pearl Harbor.” People need to remember that blind obedience to a bad leader is not patriotism. – Jerry Hall Bush (that’s “President” Bush) fires back, and it’s about time! By the way, my poll shows that 87 percent think that the Daily News has taken a left turn into socialistic pandering to the political left, which includes Hollywood (front-page news!), and your very special darling, “Little Tony” Villaraigosa. As we say here in the Valley, gag me with a spoon. – P. Dodd160Want 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