Dear Editor,The Regional Democratic Council of Region Six raised several issues of concern in order to hold the APNU/AFC coalition Government accountable to the Guyanese people, especially the residents of Region Six.The East Bank Berbice Public Road Project is being executed by the Works Services Group of the MoPI, and, to date, residents are still at a loss, since this project seems to be a “top secret “for the APNU/AFC Government. Nothing is being given to the RDC, or even being made public pertaining to the design, bill of quantities, cost etc. Who is the oversight body to ensure there is value for money? This project would be another fiasco, like the Indian Monument Site at Palmyra.The RDC would be grateful if the IDB could make a copy of the initial contract design available, so as to have transparency and to hold the Minister of Public Infrastructure accountable to his words that this project would be the same as the IDB design and would cost less than the actual cost of the IDB. It is critical to get hold of this information quickly, because millions of dollars intended for the Local Government Elections campaign are being diverted elsewhere — even in people’s personal pockets.The Minister of Public Security and the Minister of Public Infrastructure were at a meeting in New Amsterdam to launch the AFC LGE campaign. Lo and behold, only thirty-three persons were in attendance. And what was even more shocking is that both ministers were boasting about street lights’ installation when, directly above the location and beyond, about eight streetlights have not been functioning for over a year. This is the actual reality of the Government ministers, in that they are out of touch with the actual reality of the problems Guyanese confront across the entire country.The President visited Rose Hall Town to launch the APNU LGE campaign in Region Six, and was greeted by protesters, whom he tried to engage but was actually shunned because of his inability to help Guyanese to enjoy the good life. Only because children were given bicycles were their parents forced to be at the President’s meetings, but despite that, the meetings were poorly attended.The good lifestyle that was given to Guyanese people by PPP administration before 2015 is being snatched by this Granger Administration.Regards,Zamal Hussain
Controllers have since sent commands for Cassini to resume normal transmission and scientists recovered all the data from the flyby despite a nearly 12-hour delay. Cassini was expected to be fully functional by week’s end. Iapetus, the third-largest Saturnian moon, gained fame in Clarke’s novel, which was developed in concert with Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 movie by the same name. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Alicia Chang THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The international Cassini spacecraft went into safe mode this week after successfully passing over a Saturn moon that was the mysterious destination of a deep-space-faring astronaut in Arthur C. Clarke’s novel 2001: A Space Odyssey. Cassini flew within 1,000 miles of Iapetus on Monday and snapped images of its rugged, two-toned surface. As it was sending data back to Earth, it was hit by a cosmic ray that caused a power switch to trip. The spacecraft was not damaged, but had to turn off its instruments and relay only limited information.