The Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) administration is currently consulting with the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) to obtain a plot of land to resolve the region’s solid waste management woes.Regional Executive Officer (REO) Ovid Morrison, during a press conference in theRegion Five REO, Ovid Morrison (center) along with two regional executivesregional administration’s boardroom on Tuesday, revealed the road to the present dumpsite at Rosignol is extremely inaccessible to vehicles, particularly during the rainy season. “None of the sanitation trucks are going through the mud to dump… the road we have would not allow them to carry garbage into the site which is a setback for the region. So… there are persons who are carrying garbage and dumping it on the side,” he is quoted by the Department of Public Information as saying.While the regional administration has set aside $905 million for the rehabilitation of the pathway to the Rosignol site this year, the REO explained that they are looking towards a more long-term solution. The administration is working alongside the Communities Ministry and GuySuCo to locate a plot of land to develop a dumpsite of acceptable standards.More than three sites have been identified according to the REO, however, because of health concerns, these options were disregarded. He explained, when selecting a site, the prevention of contamination to waterways and proximity to residential and agricultural areas must be considered.The rehabilitation of the road to the Rosignol site will be undertaken by the region’s junior engineer in collaboration with the Public Infrastructure Ministry.
Whipping in the Christmas spirit, Banks DIH on Saturday opened its fourth edition of its “Santa’s Enchanted Christmas Village” at Demerara Park, Georgetown.Santa, Mrs Claus, and their elves at Banks DIH’s Enchanted VillageThe two-day event saw a variety of games and entertainment for children including spin the wheel, trampolines and others.Children, accompanied by their parents, flooded the park to get a glimpse of Santa Claus, Mrs Claus and their helpers.Apart from meeting and greeting Santa and Mrs Claus, the children were also allowed to visit the Grinch’s living room to take photos.The scene from Banks’ Enchanted VillageThis section was created, according to Banks, as a place where naughty boys and girls can have their photos taken.Meanwhile, there were cartoon characters such as Elsa from the popular Disney movie Frozen, and Frosty, which is a mascot introduced by Banks DIH for the children, among others.Throughout the event, appropriate children’s soundtracks were played while children got their faces painted and took their photos with Santa. There was also storytelling, which added to the magical evening.