New monitors introduced for GWI sewage workers

first_imgSewage workers employed by the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) will now have a few implemented mechanisms at their disposal to protect them from hazardous gases and other materials that can affect their health.GWI Managing Director, Dr Richard Van West-CharlesThis is according to Managing Director of GWI, Dr Richard Van West-Charles, who told media operatives that monitors have being installed to detect gases that are present in these sewers, indicating if it’s safe or not to operate.“We introduced new monitors for the workers going into the sewers, so as to be able to detect the type and concentration of gases that are present before workers are being sent into the sewers. This is a significant advance, but it’s important in terms of where we place workers’ health in the scheme of things within the company,” he said.Van West-Charles indicated that the workers were engaged, and the decision was finalised after discussions were conducted to address a number of pertinent issues. Now they are able to monitor all combustive gases which may pose a threat.“It’s (from) the dialogue that we have with the workers who have got to go into the sewers that we’re able to raise these issues; and resulting from meeting with the workers, we’re able to work very quickly to put in place the monitors,” Dr Van West Charles indicated.Additionally, facilities will soon be constructed which would allow for them to take a shower and wash their clothes after finishing the job.“I’m a bit disappointed that we haven’t been able to complete the baths as yet for the sewage workers. We’re hoping to complete it within the next quarter. It’s very critical for their own health, the health of the public, and the health of the families,” he said.As it relates to the pump stations, a few departments of the utility company will be collaborating to create new equipment which can trap materials which obstruct the impellers.“The Sanitation Department, they have been doing a lot of work in the systems as a whole at pump stations to ensure that the challenges which we have with respect to meeting all types of material are now ongoing with the Design Infrastructural Department, a new design to be able to trap all of the pieces of cloth and fibres and so forth, which tie up the impellers of the pumps,” GWI’s Managing Director said.It was related that attention is also being placed on the treatment of sewage water. The replacement of the sewer network along the trench crossing at Lamaha is also on the company’s agenda.last_img read more

Harpy Eagle Martial Arts Club Championship deemed a success

first_img2 Silver medals in Kata and Weapons Kata Amy Gobin Paul Ignatius Anthony Das Cyril Results Sensei Bobb has continued to have a successful 2019 as his team of students have continued to register impressive wins for the year. In the recently-concluded fourth Annual Guyana South America Undiscovered martial arts championships, a total of 30 competitors comprising members of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) and the Harpy Eagle Martial Arts Club attended. The GPF was part of the Guyanese contingent that walked away with a total of 66 gold, 72 silver and 33 bronze medals. This means the GPF and the Harpy Eagle Martial Arts Academy have bagged more than 50 medals in the past few months.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Photo: karatePhoto caption: Successful members of the competition originating from both the GPF and Harpy Eagle Gold in Weapons KataSilver in Team Kata Gold in KataSilver in Team Kata Adrian Vossay Namecenter_img Gold in KataSilver in sparring R/C Joshua Silver in Team KataGold in Kata 2 Gold medals in Kata and sparring Gold in Kata Jimmy (one name only) Members of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) karate team joined in efforts with the Harpy Eagle Martial Arts Club championship as they battled for supremacy at the New Diamond Primary School over the weekend.Successful members of the competition originating from both the GPF and Harpy EagleThe competition saw the teams walking away with a total of seven gold medals and six silver medals. According to Sensei Troy Bobb, an instructor at both the GPF and Harpy Eagle, he is extremely happy with the results, which have always been good, as every year there is an increase in the number of participants. Bobb declared he was very proud of the GPF, who continues to improve in their every outing.The results were as follow: Jamaul Georgelast_img read more

Judge slams carer who had got job seeker’s payment with €135,291 in bank

first_imgA Judge has slammed a carer who claimed €23,687 in job benefits but had more than €135,000 in her bank account.Marian Sweeney came to the attention of the Department of Social Protection when she appeared on a DIRT tax list. Inspector Mary Joe McGovern told Falcarragh District Court in Co Donegal that Ms Sweeney had declared in 2016 that she had less than €20,000 in her account.However, an investigation showed that she had €135,291 at the time of making a job-seekers application for benefits.She had gone on to receive a total of €23,687 in benefits.Solicitor Patsy Gallagher said his client had been left the money by various parties but lived a very frugal life.He said Ms Sweeney, of Gortahork, was a carer for her elderly father and cared little about money and was very embarrassed by the court case.He described the matter as an oversight on Ms Sweeney’s behalf.However, Judge Paul Kelly said there were many people who were being deprived of benefits because of the actions of people like Ms Sweeney.He asked Mr Gallagher why his client did not simply declare the money in her account when she was filling in the application form for benefits.“Why didn’t she write on the form? It’s not an oversight. She was asked and she replied that she hasn’t (more than €20,000 in her account).“I always point out that there are genuine recipients in desperate need of this money. This is not a victimless crime. You see the victims here all the time, these people are in dire circumstances,” he said.He asked Mr Gallagher if his client still had the money and he was told she had a large portion of it.Judge Kelly ordered Ms Sweeney to pay €1,500 to the local branch of St Vincent de Paul and adjourned the case until February 21st.Judge slams carer who had got job seeker’s payment with €135,291 in bank was last modified: January 19th, 2018 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)last_img read more