Over 700 to benefit from new water well in Region 9

first_imgOfficials and villagers of Nappi, Region Nine, at the new well that was dugOver seven hundred residents of Nappi Village, Region 9 (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo), will be beneficiaries of a new well that was drilled to provide the community with easier access to potable water.The drilling of the well was undertaken through a collaborative effort between the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).Under the Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (J-CCCP), the two parties are working towards increasing resilience of indigenous communities to vulnerabilities in the drought period, through improved water quality, access and storage.As a result, Brazilian company, Fox Trading was contracted to drill the well, which was completed on Saturday, May 4, at a depth of 144 metres.The initial water production from the well was witnessed by GWI officials along with the Toshao of Nappi Village, Region Nine, Guy Frederick, at approximately 23:00h on Saturday.GWI is now tasked with installing distribution and transmission mains, pumps and service connections, while the UNDP is expected to erect a trestle with storage tanks, all of which will ensure residents are adequately served.According to residents, the new well will ease their burden of having to walk approximately 600 metres downhill to fetch water for daily use.One middle-aged resident, Egbert Frederick said he could not have believed his eyes when he saw the well being drilled.Austin Domingo, 85 years of age, said he has reached the age where he can no longer walk long distances and fetch water since his knees are now weak. He thanked the Government of Guyana and other stakeholders involved in the project for supplying potable water to his community.last_img read more

Soccer: Success in Blanchardstown for LYIT team

first_imgLYIT Soccer team secured a second victory ‘on the trot’ yesterday in Blanchardstown in the Colleges & Universities Football League Division 1 North fixture. Shane Byrne’s team were faced with their second away fixture to a Dublin team, having secured the points in Tallaght last week.The game lived up to it’s promise of one of the best fixtures of the round with Blanchardstown IT and Letterkenny IT considered to be two of the best teams in the group. The action started as early as the 9th minute with Daire McDaid, playing in midfield, striking wide of the upright as he made one of many attacks from his central position on goal. LYIT welcomed a newcomer to the defence, Ciaran Kelly, the Finn Harps U 19 player, showed all the experience needed to cope with the unrelenting attacks from Blanchardstown in the opening 45 minutes. Ciaran was paired in central defence with Fearghal Harkin, Clonmany, now an established player in LYIT rear guard.With honours even at the break, the second half brought with it all that is good in clever wing play from Simon McGlynn and Ryan Connolly. McGlynn pressed hard on Alan Keogh in the Blanchardstown right back position and found space on many occasions behind their defence line. His efforts were almost rewarded as early as the 12th minute of the second half when McGlynn rounded Keogh and drew the goalkeeper only to strike the post.Ryan Connolly, the Rathmullan player, made all of the running on the right flank with Karl Byrne, the well regarded left back from Blanchardstown unable to move the ball with his usual efficiency, thanks to Connolly’s pressure. Thanks to Connolly’s work on the right, Adrian Delap delivered the quality passing typical of his play.Ryan Connolly on the attack for LYIT against Blanchardstown IT on Wednesday, LYIT won 2-0 with goals from Martin Doherty and Paul McVeigh (Paddy Gallagher)Adrian Delap playing for LYIT closing on a Blanchardstown IT attack in the CUFL game this week in Dublin, LYIT won 2-1. (Paddy Gallagher)The LYIT first goal came from the hard working Paul McVeigh who found both Simon McGlynn and Martin Doherty in support as he slipped his marker on the right flank. McVeigh held the play up sufficiently to allow Martin Doherty, Cockhill Celtic, to strike and score from close range on 75 minutes. Blanchardstown worked hard to establish level terms, Simon McGlynn pressed the full back and went close once again, narrowly clipping his shot over the crossbar. Eight minutes after the first LYIY goal, Paul McVeigh made victory for the travelling side a certainty. Having been fouled just outside the area, McVeigh himself struck the ball over the Blanchardstown defensive wall into the net.LYIT:Mark McElhinney, Caolan McDaid, Fearghal Harkin, Ciaran Kelly, Adrian Delap, Brian McVeigh, Martin Doherty, Daire McDaid, Captain, Paul McVeigh, Simon McGlynn, Ryan Connolly, Subs Michael Kusigagbe, Shay Durning, Ibrahim , Derek Ani and Eoghan Doherty.Soccer: Success in Blanchardstown for LYIT team was last modified: October 27th, 2016 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