Govt gears for massive housing project for State employees

first_imgThe Communities Ministry is gearing to develop several hundred acres of land for housing, including the building of homes and apartment buildings for State employees…currently seeking private partners to develop landsThe Government of Guyana, through the Communities Ministry, is gearing to develop several hundred acres of land for housing, including the building of homes and apartment buildings for State employees.The slated developmental works are scheduled to be undertaken through a Public Private Partnership arrangement.According to an advertisement in the State-owned newspaper, the Government will be embarking on several projects emanating from its strategic objectives as it relates to housing for low-income and State employees.The development is slated to be undertaken along the East Bank of Demerara, the East Coast of Demerara and Georgetown.As such, expressions of interest are currently being invited.The project is expected to be undertaken in three phases – Phase one will entail the executing of infrastructural works, including land preparation, the construction of roads, drains, heavy duty bridges and the installation of a water distribution network.The second phase, according to the Ministry’s invite, will be the construction of apartment buildings and single flat houses. The final phase will be the construction of social infrastructure, such as recreational facilities, commercial facilities, educational and health facilities.The areas identified comprise of underdeveloped lands at Little and Great Diamond, Cummings Lodge and La Penitence. Some 150 acres of land has been identified for development in Diamond, which are said to have been lands previously used for sugarcane cultivation.Lands identified in Cummings Lodge total 99.31 acres, while another 2.3 acres have been identified in La Penitence.According to the invite, the Communities Ministry reserves the right to accept or reject any or all expressions of interest submitted without assigning any reason.The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) was established in 1948 through the Housing Act, to address the housing needs of the citizens of Guyana.The Agency, which is under the purview of the Communities Ministry, has among its primary objectives, the divestment of Government land to eligible Guyanese for residential use; development of housing schemes and regularisation and upgrade of squatter settlements.The move by Government comes even as it attempts to expedite the processing of applications for house lots.Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan, is on record saying that over the next five years, Government intends to build approximately 4000 houses in cohesive communities to benefit more than 4000 families and approximately 16,000 persons.last_img read more

DD BUSINESS: DONEGAL RENEWABLE ENERGY COMPANY WINS TWO PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS

first_imgLocal Donegal Renewable company Daigon picked up the prestigious Brecan Mooney award at the SEAI Energy show in Dublin.This award was presented by John Burgess of the Geothermal Association of Ireland and was for Daigon’s entry of Kelly’s Toyota car showroom in Mountcharles.Their entry was for a geothermal heat pump system they installed in Kelly’s in 2007 which heats and cools the entire building all year round without any use of oil or gas. Energy monitoring was conducted and recorded and presented to the adjudicator panel proving running costs with a saving of over €6,000 per year since first installed.Daigon also received a Special Merit award for a home they installed with the same system in Dunlewey.The home owner Frank Duffy installed this system into his home when he constructed it in 2011 and has enjoyed year round heat and hot water for a fraction of what it would have been if the house was heated by a traditional oil boiler.The Brecan Mooney award is a 2 yearly all Ireland competition run by the Geothermal Association of Ireland and is open to all geothermal companies nationwide. The award is in memory of Brecan Mooney who lost his life in a tragic accident in 2009 and was a founding member of the Geothermal Association. DD BUSINESS: DONEGAL RENEWABLE ENERGY COMPANY WINS TWO PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS was last modified: April 9th, 2016 by John2Share 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)last_img read more

Plock Named MVC Volleyball Freshman of the Week

first_imgPlock and the Bulldogs begin to wind down their season with a pair of road matches at Southern Illinois and Missouri State Nov. 11 and Nov. 12 before closing out the regular season at home against Northern Iowa Nov. 18. Print Friendly Version After opening the weekend with 12 kills on 25 attempts against Indiana State, she recorded a team high 15 kills in the 3-0 win against Evansville. Earlier in the season, Plock recorded a career-high 19 kills at Evansville. Plock tied for the team lead in kills over the weekend with 27 in a pair of MVC wins while hitting a staggering .362 in the two matches. Averaging 3.86 kills per set, Plock also added a pair of blocks at the net. Plock has now hit .300 or better in five MVC matches this season. Plock, who was also named Freshman of the Week for the week of Aug. 28, is only the second MVC freshman to receive the honor multiple times this season. Stef Jankiewicz from Illinois State has received the honor three times.center_img ST. LOUIS, Mo. – For the second time this season, Drake University’s Emily Plock (Altoona, Iowa) has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Volleyball Freshman of the Week, the league announced Monday, Nov. 6. The weekly MVC honor marks the fifth for the Bulldogs this season and the third Freshman of the Week honor. Previously, Kyla Inderski (Urbandale, Iowa) was named Player of the Week (Oct. 2), Kylee Macke (Ankeny, Iowa) the Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 9), and Gillian Gergen (Janesville, Iowa) the Freshman of the Week (Oct. 16)last_img read more

MAN SHOT IN FACE IN GUN ATTACK AFTER ROW OVER RIGHT OF WAY

first_imgThe scene of the incident in Glenswilly today in which a man was shot in the face while using a digger.BREAKING NEWS: Gardaí are at the scene of a shooting in Glenswilly.It’s understood a firearm was discharged during a dispute between two farmers in the area.One person has suffered injuries. The victim, who is aged 42, is understood to have suffered shotgun wounds to the face and shoulder following the attack in the townland of Ballinakilla.He was rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital but has since been released but is being brought to Galway University Hospital for further treatment.His injuries are not life-threatening.Another man, who was along with the victim, managed to flee from the scene. The area around the incident has been sealed off by local gardaí.Detectives have began an investigation into the incident.One man is believed to be helping them with their enquiries.Forensic officers are are at the scene and the area has been sealed off.The row is understood to have been sparked by a right of way on the land. MAN SHOT IN FACE IN GUN ATTACK AFTER ROW OVER RIGHT OF WAY was last modified: January 4th, 2015 by John2Share 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:ambulanceDonegal DailyGardaiglenswillyparamedicsshootinglast_img read more

Social media users put on alert about a scary new scam

first_imgInstagram users are being warned about a new scam that encourages people to hand over their login details to crooks.The so-called ‘Nasty List’ swindle is rapidly spreading across the popular photo-sharing platform, fooling unwitting users.The phishing scam lures people in by sending messages to users saying they have been spotted on the ‘Nasty List’. The profile people are then directed to will be called ‘The Nasty List’, followed by a series of numbers.The profile includes a link to a website and claims that it will let you see the list – but the list doesn’t really exist.Cybersecurity firm Sophos has also put out a warning about the scam.“Anyone entering their credentials will find themselves in a spot of trouble, starting with their entire base of followers receiving the same message telling them that they too are on the Nasty List – and so the social media phishing attack grows,” Sophos explained. “They’ll also potentially have handed control of their account to criminals to do whatever they want with.”An Instagram spokesperson said: “Fake and fraudulent activity is not allowed on Instagram.“We proactively fight against this type of content and are always improving our systems to quickly detect and remove anything that violates our Community Guidelines.”Social media users put on alert about a scary new scam was last modified: April 22nd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more