While not giving the exact figure of the amount of money that has been released for the dredging of the Coomacka River at Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), Regional Chairman Renis Morian has said that “millions” was given for the project.In 2017, the community’s river suffered severe and intense erosion and at least half of it was rendered impassable. This was added to an already existing situation of intense flooding across the small remote farming community due to heavy rains. The situation had prompted response from the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) and regional officials who conducted numerous examinations to the affected areas. The Regional Chairman had pointed out that the situation wasA section of Coomacka under water in 2017partly due to the aftereffects of bauxite mining activities conducted in the community years ago.“Some millions have been released this year to start with the dredging of the river. Some of us will remember that the initial cost of the programme was in excess of six hundred million dollars, plus they wanted technical overview on how to deal with it. It’s like a hundred years bauxite mining, to clean up all them trucks from up there, chemicals left; you got to find the kind of trees to grow within the chemicals and a whole lot of studies high over my head. But I know for sure that monies have been allocated this year for that,” Morian said on Thursday.The Regional Chairman had asserted that the community has always suffered from erosion, an issue triggered by intense rainfall. At the time, the Regional Chairman had indicated that the area lacked maintenance which was not done in over 15 years. He said this eventually led to the situation worsening. An official had also noted that based on assessment, the situation had gotten so out of hand that one could walk across the river.
Letterkenny Golf ClubWith over two hundred entrants competing for the most prestigious prize in any golf club, it was single figure handicapper Bryan Margey  who pointed the way to first place on the podium by winning the Mr. Tom Mc Donagh’s Captain’s Prize at Letterkenny Golf Club. Starting in the late afternoon’s calm and serenity, Bryan’s bogey start was quickly erased with back-to-back birdies at 2nd and 3rd, followed by two further back-to-back birdies at 7th and 8th to give him a front nine return of 33gross shots, and 25pts.Strangely starting the back nine as the first with a bogey at 10th and also 12th, Bryan steadied the swing to birdie the treacherous par four 15th to return an inward nine of 37 shots and 20pts., signing his card for a magnificent score of two under gross 70 and no less than 45ptsCongratulations Bryan.With the biggest occasion of the members’ golfing calendar having taken place on Saturday last [CAPTAIN’S DAY], club members were delighted to hear that local investment consultants Con Friel & Co. have renewed their sponsorship of the golf club’s “greens flags” GOLF NEWS: BRYAN MARGEY WINS THE CAPTAIN’S PRIZE AT BARNHILL was last modified: July 22nd, 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:BarnhillFeaturesgolfNoticesSport