– discusses rehabilitating access roadRegion One (Barima-Waini) Chairman Brentnol Ashley along, with members of the Regional Democratic Council (RDC), on Tuesday met with residents of Port Kaituma to address their woes.Regional Chairman Brentnol Ashley meeting with the residentsThe visit was initiated following protest action taken by the residents of Port Kaituma to have the access road running from Port Kaituma Central to Baramita urgently repaired.According to reports, the RDC has been calling for the road to be rehabilitated for almost a year; however, preparations have not been made to remedy the situation.Just last week, several trucks overturned while attempting to use the road because of its current deplorable condition. The road is said to be slushy with deep water-filled holes. It is also said to be eroding.Speaking with Guyana Times on Tuesday, Ashley said he, along with members of the RDC met with residents to address their issues, noting that focus will be placed on addressing and formulating plans to have the matter concerning the Port Kaituma road looked into urgently.“We are currently meeting with the residents to make plans for them and also to hear from them their issues and concerns. We hope that we can have their issues corrected,” he said.Some of the concerns voiced by residents were those of travelling fares which have been drastically increased because of the state of the road. Motorists are complaining of the costliness of maintaining their vehicles.Last week, Communities Minister Ronald Bulkhan along with a team, visited the region but was met with a dismal response from residents.Minister Bulkan noted that he is committed to working along with the RDC and the people of the region to address their various challenges.
Lochlainn and Jimmy Harte.A son of battling Donegal Senator Jimmy Harte is doing a marathon in his father’s honour.Lochlainn Harte is preparing to undertake the Paris marathon to raise vital funds for Dublin’s Beaumont Hospital where his dad has been receiving treatment.Father-of-four and fitness enthusiast Jimmy continues to make steady progress since his accident last year. The Labour Party Senator was returning home from a Republic of Ireland game when he had the accident.Son Lochlainn is now appealing for people to sponsor him in his bid to help support the hospital which is looking after his dad.Lochlainn said: “As you know, my dad Jimmy Harte suffered a severe accident in November 2013. Since that date he has been in Beaumont Hospital and the miracle workers there have brought him back to life in my eyes.“Dad is an avid runner and marathon enthusiast but unfortunately it may be some time before he can run one again. “I am doing this marathon for him and for the saviours in Beaumont Hospital. I would very much appreciate your support in helping me to raise funds for this organisation.”If you would like to help Lochlainn raise as much funds as possible for Beaumont in honour of Jimmy, please log on here and done what you can.http://www.mycharity.ie/event/lochlainn_hartes_event SON OF JIMMY HARTE IN UNIQUE TRIBUTE TO HIS EMBATTLED FATHER was last modified: February 22nd, 2014 by StephenShare 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:Beaumont Hospitalfundraiserjimmy harteLochlainn HarteMarathon