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Mocha access road gets long-awaited street lights

first_imgThe Mocha/Arcadia community and frequent commuters are happy that the Ministry of Public Infrastructure has fulfilled its promise to install street lights along the Mocha Access Road, East Bank Demerara.Eighty-seven street lights installed on the Mocha Access Road, EBDOver the years, a high number of serious vehicular accidents have been reported along this road, the most recent being a collision involving a horse and a car, where Franky Morphine was travelling in his car PNN 4631, in company of two female cousins and their children, ages five and seven, when things took a deathly turn.As he was nearing his destination, a horse strutted out from the bushes and into the path of the vehicle.Believing the long stretch of road to be completely desolate at 21:00h, Morphine was caught completely off guard, unable to swerve out of the way in time after he noticed the stray animal running onto the roadway.The horse crashed through the windshield of the car, decapitating the animal instantly. Luckily, no one was seriously injured.However, only a few months ago Shemroy Cave, 21, a bartender lost his life following a head-on collision with a horse.Young cave was heading to see his girlfriend after visiting his father when he crashed into the stray animal. He was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead.As a result, residents of the community, as well as the father of the young man appealed to government to provide lighting for the access road, raising the point that more lives will be lost if this darkness continues to be neglected.Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson in an invited comment said: “A lot of accidents have occurred late at nights on the Mocha Access Road, one of which resulted in a young man losing his life, and the Ministry installed lights in Diamond and felt the need to install in Mocha, subsequently we have installed 87 street lights to date.”In mid-April, the Ministry of Public Infrastructure had announced that 100 streetlights would be installed along the access roads of Mocha and Diamond on the EBD. While the initial plan had been to install 50 streetlights per each community, this figure was increased. The Ministry made good on its promise, having completed the project in four months.The community expressed gratitude for the lights. It is expected that the newly installed streetlights will also heighten security in as well as reduce the likelihood of road accidents, they related.The Ministry of Public Infrastructure had also recently installed 100 lights along the Diamond/Grove Housing Scheme main road which was also prone to accidents.It is expected that the next phase of light installation will be on the Corentyne Coast, Berbice.last_img read more

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GOLF NEWS: LIAM GILLESPIE IN SUPERB FORM AT MURVAGH

first_imgMurvagh Golf Club News:Men’s CompetitionsSunday 30th August Sponsored by Eddie Walsh & Sons Family Meats.There was a photo-finish to Sunday’s competition with the first fourplaces decided on a break of tie. Liam Gillespie finished strongest totake 1st place ahead of Shaun Meehan with John Joe Travers and DarrenRafferty taking 3rd and 4,th all having scores of 69. Damien Mulhernwon the gross with a 76.1. Liam Gillespie (16) 69 (bot)2. Shaun Meeehan (12) 69 (bot)3. John Joe Travers (13) 69 (bot)4. Darren Rafferty (5) 69Gross: Damien Mulhern 76. Ladies CompetitionsVerve sponsored the Ladies competition on the 23rd & 25th August with35 competitors. Catherine Conneely was the winner with Lady CaptainMoragh Canney with the same score in runner up position.Results:1. Catherine Conneely (20) 37pts BOT2. Moragh Canney (28) 37 pts3. Charlotte Caldwell (23) 35pts4. Norma Mullooly (13) 34ptsFront 9 Margaret Trimble (30) 19ptsBack 9 Mary B Meehab (26) 18ptsThe final of the inaugural doubles Match Play was contested byGeraldine Gorman with Margaret Johnston opposite Gillian O’Callaghanand Margaret Buckley. The winners by a margin of 4 & 2 were Gillianand Margaret.The Player of the Year is drawing to a conclusion with only one morecompetition to be played. Margaret Trimble and Maureen Childs are bothon 57 with Dorothy Woods on 50.Little Bullett.26 Ladies from the club travelled to Bundoran to play in the LittleBullet but Bundoran were the winners by 9 pts. Best for Donegal wereMiriam Bennett 34 pts, Charlotte Caldwell 34pts, Mary Walsh 34pts,Norma Mullooly 33 pts and Bernie Finn 32pts. Past Lady Captains.Past Lady Captains competition is on Saturday the 5th of Septemberwith Tee Time reserved from 1 to 2 pm and meal at 6pm. The competitionis 18 holes Stableford and the draw will be held on Tue 1st Sept. Thelist is in the Ladies locker room.3 Ball Scramble in Aid of RNLI.The youthful team of Christopher Hegarty, Ciara O’Donnell and DamienMulhern won the well supported 3 Ball scramble on Friday the 29th ofAugust. In 2nd place were Helen Gillespie, Valerie Barry and JoeGillespie, with Seamus Faulkner, Aidan Faulkner and Mary Thomas in3rd.Social Mixed.The Final Club Social Mixed will be held this Friday 4th Septemberwith draws from 5.30pm.Heart & Hips.The 2nd Annual Heart and Hip competition in memory of Jimmy Higginswill be played on Friday 11th September. Details in locker rooms.Thursday Specials Mixed Greensomes.The Thursday Specials Mixed Greensomes is on Saturday 12th September.Add your name to the list in the locker rooms. GOLF NEWS: LIAM GILLESPIE IN SUPERB FORM AT MURVAGH was last modified: September 1st, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Sportlast_img read more

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