Construction of R/veldt Industrial Site roads to commence soon

first_imgConstruction of the roads in Ruimveldt Industrial Site, Georgetown, are to commence soon, according to Town Clerk Royston King.According to King as of Thursday, the Georgetown Mayor and City Council (M&CC) workers began dismantling illegal structures and other encumbrances from around the Industrial Site, which he said were contributing to the deterioration of the roads.On Tuesday, the M&CC issued a 48-hour ultimatum for businesses in the area to voluntarily remove illegal structures on the reserves; however, that ultimatum seemingly was ignored.The damaged road at Ruimveldt Industrial SiteAs such on Thursday council workers, armed with heavy-duty equipment and blow torches swooped down on the area and began dismantling the structures and removing containers that were wantonly parked around.King present on site, reiterated that the council was there “to remove these materials from the council’s space”.He explained that the “carelessly-parked” containers were dangerous to persons who used the area, including children of a nearby daycare centre.The encumbrances, including a number of abandoned heavy-duty equipment were dismantled and transported to the Princes Street compound of M&CC, while excavators removed the containers.King pointed out that these areas such as the ‘island’ are illegally fenced off by businessmen who use the space for their personal benefit. This act he said is unfair to other businesses in the area.The roads in the area have been in deplorable conditions for many years, leading to damages of numerous vehicles that must traverse the area daily.Businesses within the Industrial Site had, just recently, expressed frustration over the deplorable conditions of the roads, with some of them citing customers’ reluctance to visit their establishments due to the impassable roads.The affected manufactures had complained that the maintenance cost to upkeep their fleet of vehicles traversing the area daily had risen exponentially due to damages caused as a result of the bad roads.Several business entities, told this newspaper that they had lobbied endlessily to no avail for years to the previous administration, and city council for the roads to be rehabilitated.On Thursday, several of these entities thank the town clerk for his intervention into the issue. The western part of the Industrial Site roads have already been repaired.last_img read more

Laura Jensen finishes 6th in 50m Freestyle

first_imgLaura has had another great race at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing.This time it was the 50m Freestyle event. After racing in the heat and finishing with a time of 36.70, she was off to the finals. In the finals she had a time of 36.10, which was good enough for 6th place.This was Laura’s last race at the Paralympic Games…congrats to her and Chad on a job well done.- Advertisement –last_img