Public Works Minister stresses the need for stronger infrastructure

first_img Share 97 Views   no discussions Tweet Share Sharecenter_img LocalNews Public Works Minister stresses the need for stronger infrastructure by: – September 30, 2011 Sharing is caring! Effects of flash flooding in the community of Massacre, next to Mam’s Supermarket.Public Works Minister, Honorable Rayburn Blackmoore is stressing the need for greater emphasis to be placed on stronger infrastructural development on the island.Following a site visit in his constituency on Thursday morning, the minister told the media that he is touched by the level of damage in certain areas.According to Blackmoore, engineers will now have to go back to the drawing board to ensure that infrastructural development is strengthened on all existing and new projects.“Again going forward this just tells us that with a weak physical infrastructure the amount of damage we can experience out of events like that. That is why government is spending so much emphasis to strengthen our physical infrastructure; retaining walls, sea defense walls, because these things are important. Going forward one can get the sense and appreciation of the amount of money that you may have to spend as a nation to really put the physical infrastructure in place; it’s a very costly undertaking. But we will do whatever it takes for us to rebuild Mahaut and Massacre and Dominic on a whole, moving forward.” A number of families in the Mahaut area were shocked after they witnessed unusual paths taken by existing streams in the Bena Wavine area while large volumes of water also emerged into new streams in an area commonly known as ‘Chemen Koway’.“In Checkhall the level of damage we have seen is unprecedented in our history. In ‘Liviere Lore’, that’s a place in Massacre we see that the river have actually moved from its natural channel and it went in the direction of peoples’ houses, in one case a bar was lost as well as houses in the area. In Bena Wavine strangely I was there at about quarter to one and then I was told that about fifteen minutes after I left that area, there was an outburst of water into the area where the road normally passes. In Bena Wavine houses got flooded, vehicles were swept away and the same can be said for Checkhall in the area by Mam’s.” Public Officers have also been commended as well as heavy-duty equipment operators who responded immediately following Wednesday’s disaster.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Manhunt for 4 Bacolod jail escapees launched

first_imgStaff Sergeant Eric Olverio and CorporalOrwayne Jade discovered the incident around 12:45 a.m. The BCPO was still conducting an investigationon the incident./PN Pico said Capa and Lorence are residents of Barangay Banago while Penosois from Barangay 2. All were charged for drug-related crimes except Elangos, whohas been charged for child abuse. According to initial investigation, thefugitives made their escape by cutting the steel bar of their detention cellusing a saw dust. center_img LieutenantColonel Ariel Pico, spokesperson of the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO),identified the escapees as Sunny Capa, Ely Lorence, Michael Peñoso, and JeffreyElangos. BACOLOD City – Authorities here launched hot pursuit operations against four detaineeswho bolted the detention facility of Police Station 3 in Barangay Mandalaganshortly after midnight yesterday. last_img read more

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Ozil: I’m one of world’s best

first_img He said: “The whole club can be proud to have such a fantastic manager with so much experience, playing with style and doing so many great things for 18 years here. “The boss has always blooded youngsters, and helped make them into some of the best players in the world. That’s also why I came here. I wanted to develop myself further.” Having got into the habit of lifting trophies this summer, Ozil is keen for more. “Of course Arsenal can win the Premier League,” he said. “We also want to show that we can play better in the Champions League. We have the potential to reach the final.” Mesut Ozil believes criticism of his Arsenal performances stems from high expectations borne out of being “one of the best number 10s in the world”. The Germany international struggled to live up to his £42million transfer fee after joining the Gunners from Real Madrid last season, though he did end the campaign as an FA Cup winner. That Wembley win over Hull was followed by World Cup success with his country this summer but still questions persist over whether he can impose himself in the Barclays Premier League. Ozil, though, told the Daily Telegraph: “The opinions of fans are important to me and I’m happy they have such high expectations of me. I have high expectations of myself. “I’m one of the best players in the world in that number 10 position. Fans, coaches, players and everyone knows that my best position is playmaker. It’s different playing on the left. “When I was in Madrid, I often played on the right. I enjoyed that because I’m left-footed and I was able to cut inside to give assists and get shots on target. On the left, it’s more difficult.” Manager Arsene Wenger defended the 25-year-old on Friday, likening him to a virtuoso musician and suggesting Ozil’s lack of aggression and defensive ability fuels a perception of him as ‘lightweight’. Wenger said: “People are very harsh on Ozil because he’s a player who is easy with his play. “When you watch his game back the next day you think ‘what a player’. Everything he does is intelligent and the timing of absolutely everything he does is absolutely perfect. “He’s like a guy who plays music with perfect timing. There aren’t many players like that.” Ozil is grateful for the Frenchman’s support. Press Associationlast_img read more

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