…M&CC calls on citizens to get on boardTo commemorate Georgetown’s 175th anniversary, the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) will facilitate a massive clean-up campaign of the city on August 12, 2018 in and around the Stabroek and Bourda Markets areas.The Council is calling on all corporations, organisations, agencies, groups, and individuals to take part in this exercise, which will include clearing of drains, weeding of parapets, removal of scattered and accumulated refuse from pavements, roadsides and other thoroughfares. Also, trimming and painting of trees and other beautification activities would be undertaken.According to the M&CC, through a statement released on Saturday, it will be providing all cleaning tools and garbage bags to assist those who will be part ofSectors of the Stabroek Market as the clean-up campaign commences.this campaign.The release further noted that street and roadside vending would be permitted on that day in the central business district of the city. The Council is also calling on all store owners to support the campaign and cooperate with its officials to sanitise the areas in which they operate.Corporations and community groups interested in doing their clean-up must make contact with the Solid Waste Department or visit the office of the Town Clerk to register for collection and removal of waste.During last week’s launching of “City Week”, Georgetown Mayor Patricia Chase Green had mentioned that “City Week”, running from August 19-25, would be filled with various activities showcasing the diversity of the city.According to the Mayor, the objective of the initiative is to bring awareness to the citizens of Guyana and to also have every citizen participate in the activities.“We have come a long way from when we were ruled by the Dutch. There were many complaints, for example: about the city flooding as soon as rain falls, so now we have gone from that era and we are now trying to improve in other areas as well,” the Mayor explained.Although bus operators are frustrated by the actions of the M&CC to displace the Route 42 bus park, they are still awaiting word as to whether they will be placed at a different location or they will have to ply their trade on the “hot plate”.On August 19, the day will start with a church service at the St George’s Cathedral followed by an opening ceremony at Stabroek Market Square.Some of the other activities planned include an arts and crafts exhibition on Main Street, a health fair, cocktail reception and a beachfront party at the Guyana Marriott Hotel.It was noted that most of the funding for these activities will be sponsored by several different companies. The “City Week” celebration will be branded and “promoted as a tourist attraction”.
All Ferry services to and from Arranmore Island have resumed as normal.Hundreds of people left stranded on Arranmore have finally departed from the Island after being delayed for an extra 24 hours due to a severe storm.A large crowd had descended on the Island for the popular ARRANMOJO Music Festival which took place over the weekend.However, as people prepared to leave, weather conditions worsened yesterday afternoon as Arranmore began to get battered by gale force winds. Local Ferry companies made the decision to suspend the ferry service amid fears over safety.The decision left hundreds of musicians and revellers stranded on the Island for the night.Local spokesman for the Island Jerry Early praised those stranded for their understanding of the situation, he also praised his fellow islanders for the kindness they showed those stranded by not charging them to stay overnight in the B&B’s.Early told Donegal Daily, “I have to thank those stranded for their understanding of the situation, many had work commitments and were keen to get off the Island, but due to the adverse weather it was just too dangerous. “The Ferry companies made the correct decision, it was just far too dangerous to partake in the crossing, as the winds increased and the waves got bigger.“We all rallied around and a special mention must go to those running the B&B’s on the Island for allowing those stranded to stay for free.“It was a great gesture and one that was greatly appreciated by all those who were unfortunately stranded.Early also praised the musicians for turning what was initially a very negative situation into a positive.“A special mention also to the musicians who turned a negative into a positive, they got together and made it a great night. “It wasn’t long before people forgot about the storm, and started enjoying the fantastic entertainment on show, it was a great night.“One person that didn’t seen to upset that he was stranded said to me, ‘Sure there’s no better place in the world to get stuck for the night.As the Island swayed from side to side with the wind, those inside re-enacted the swaying into the early hours.No work on Monday sure what else would you be at. NORMAL FERRY SERVICE RESUMES AS THOSE STRANDED ON ARRANMORE FINALLY DEPART was last modified: August 18th, 2014 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:Arranmore IslandFerry Servicegalesmusic festivalnewsStrandedSuspended serviceweather