The residents of Kuru Kururu, Linden-Soesdyke Highway are now forced to fix their main access roads after Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan reportedly told them his hands were tied until the next budget.The upgrade works to the village’s main roads began about one week ago by public-spirited citizens of the village’s Business Association.Kuru Kururu Small Business Association Vice President William Ramlall told Guyana Times on Saturday, “This is our second intervention on the road. It started a week ago where we did some work and today we concluded the second part of it. We dealt with the most deplorable parts of the road.”The members of the Kuru Kururu Small Business Association, he said, are burdened to see the roads become developed, especially since they have big plans for their Business Expo in August.He added that the project has made a grave difference for not only drivers but also pedestrians in the area. According to him, the organisation pulled off a barbecue to raise funds for the initiative and was able to solicit most of the materials from villagers and the Cheddi Jagan International Airport Corporation.The work, he said, was all volunteer-based, except for the work done by the machine operators since they were paid from the monies raised.The main roads in the village were previously lined with potholes deep enough to severely damage vehicles. Several drivers have been using their initiative to make use of alternative passageways, meanwhile the bus drivers who are required to use this route have been complaining bitterly.A member of the Community Development Council (CDC) said the Communities Ministry met with the team and they were made to understand that the village would likely have to wait until next year when provisions would be made for rehabilitative road works in the 2019 Budget.
Before he made an official visit to UCLA during his senior season at Kellam High, Sutherland said Ohio, where relatives lived, was the furthest he traveled from home. “I love to travel,” Sutherland said. “It’s nice to see new things, and see different cultures. Even from one coast to another, it’s so different. It’s cool.” Sutherland’s soft side may have been developed from his infancy – literally. His mother, Barbara Kingan, said Noah weighed 10 pounds, 11 ounces at birth. When he was in fifth grade, he wasn’t allowed to play flag football because league organizers feared he would hurt the other kids, so he moved up to the tackle level, which was usually reserved for older kids. “And he was still the biggest kid there,” Kingan said. In grammar school, Sutherland was always being reprimanded. Not for bullying others, but for talking. It turned out Sutherland was finishing his work so quickly he had nothing to do. So he spoke to his other classmates, and kept them from finishing their work. “The teacher got wise to it, so she worked out with him that when he was done, he could go across the hall to a special needs class and help them,” said Kingan, who is flying in for Saturday’s UCLA game against Notre Dame at the Rose Bowl. “He helped out one of the PTA programs, and when he was done there, a special needs class did a Wizard of Oz play, and he helped with that. “He was the tin man, and (the other kids) had short attention spans, so he would go around and prod them to make sure they were doing things right. It was the cutest thing.” Even now, Sutherland’s soft spot for kids is evident. He has twin cousins, Alison and Bailee, who were born 5