17 Jan

GuySuCo threatens to cut water supply to 700 Crabwood Creek farmers

first_imgSome 700 farmers at Crabwood Creek, Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) may be without access to water for their farm lands following threats by the state-run Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) to close the only water source those farmers have on Thursday.The Crabwood Creek Water Users Association (CWUA) has expressed concern that all of the farmers in the Upper Corentyne, Region Six community, could be out of water if the GuySuCo’s Skeldon Estate, goes ahead with a threat to cut water supply to the farmers.National Drainage and Irrigation Authority CEO Fredrick FlattsThe CWUA has its own water source which GuySuCo had threatened to close off.In a letter dated July 5, GuySuCo said “the dislocated pipe must be fixed on or before July 30th, failing which management will be forced to remove the pipe…”CWUA on June 22, 2016 had brought to the attention of the Estate Management that machinery belonging to the GuySuCo damaged the HDPE tube beneath the estate’s link canal which supplies the Crabwood Creek farmers with irrigation water from the Halcrow Conservancy.Guyana Times understands that the GuySuCo excavator which damaged the tube was carrying out “private” work.The Association says the excavator was not working for the famers; therefore they should not be made to suffer.The Water Users Association on Wednesday informed Chief Executive Officer of the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority, Fredrick Flatts of the threats made by GuySuCo and the impact it will have on the community.The farmers who will be affected are both cash crop and rice farmers.Flatts has promised to intervene.last_img read more

16 Nov

Football transfer rumours: PSG join the race for Callum Hudson-Odoi?

first_imgHaving made himself nigh on indispensable since being thrown into the Manchester United first team on the back of an injury crisis almost three years ago to the day, Marcus Rashford will be rewarded with a six-year contract that will keep him at Old Trafford until he hits the ripe old age of 27. The Mirror report that club executive vice chairman Ed Woodward is hopeful of making an announcement in the coming weeks.Currently with Monaco but yet to become a fully fledged professional, Képhran Thuram is turning heads at Chelsea and Liverpool. The son of France’s most capped international, Lilian, who some readers may have heard of, the tough-tackling midfielder is also wanted by Juventus, the Old Lady his old man served with such distinction.Apparently not one for socialising with his team-mates, endearing himself to Madristas or learning to speak Spanish when he can be out shouting “Fore!!!” on the golf course instead, Gareth Bale may get the opportunity to spend more time tramping British fairways if Real Madrid show him the door this summer. The 29-year-old Welshman could end up at Chelsea or Tottenham if his current employers are successful in their efforts to swap him for Eden Hazard or Christian Eriksen. Paris Saint-Germain have hunkered down alongside Bayern Munich and got on their marks in “the race” to sign Callum Hudson-Odoi from Chelsea this summer, although Zinedine Zidane, Frank Lampard, Emma Hayes, Laurent Blanc or whoever else is unveiled as the club’s new manager next week may decide they’d like to keep the young winger at Stamford Bridge. Transfer window Reuse this content Read more The Rumour Mill didn’t get where it is today believing faintly preposterous Spanish speculation that Luis Suárez could end up at Manchester United when he’s drummed out of Barcelona this summer, but it’s a bit of gossip that’s doing the rounds in Spain, so it would be a gross dereliction of our duty to spread scurrilous transfer tittle-tattle if we didn’t mention it here. Meanwhile in France, Lille manager Christophe Galtier is resigned to losing his best player this summer but has ramped up the pressure on Arsenal, who are interested in signing Nicolas Pépé. “He has to go to a Champions League club,” he said, of the winger who has scored 16 goals this season. “In my opinion, he does not need an intermediate step to go as high as possible.”And finally, Billy Sharp is in prolific form and can’t stop scoring goals for Sheffield United as they seek a return to the Premier League after a 22-year absence. The 33-year-old is to be rewarded for his efforts with a new two-and-a-half year deal the club are hoping to have signed, sealed and delivered today, ahead of their crunch match against West Brom this weekend. Share on LinkedIn Football Share on WhatsApp features Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Topics Maurizio Sarri says Chelsea struggles are not down to his tactics Share via Email Share on Pinterest Share on Messenger Rumour Mill The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email.last_img read more