Savings of almost $300 million by the Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) administration have been reinvested into realising a number of transformational projects across the Region, to the benefit of residents.According to Regional Executive Officer (REO) Rupert Hopkinson, the savings were made possible through prudent resource management and vigilance by the Regional Administration in 2017.Works continue on the Anna Regina Health CentreThe projects realised from the ground-breaking achievement are a new boat landing for students and teachers at the Liberty Nursery and Primary School, a bus shed at Dartmouth, a fence at Unity Park, a seating area at Cotton Field and renovation and extension of the Anna Regina Health Centre.Currently, there are 46 pupils attending the Liberty Primary School, some 18 miles down the Pomeroon River. Headteacher Pansy Garraway-Allen said the new school’s landing was extremely necessary.“Previously, the situation was very bad. It was almost a threat to any person who would have used the landing. The lower part of the stelling, some parts were rotted, a few threaders from the step were missing because the foundation was no more. … At times we had to choose spots to step on to avoid going underground in any serious state. It was also not good enough for the students. Many times, we had to tutor the children, guiding them where to walk and avoid any sort of running on it,” Garraway-Allen explained.The newly-extended landing is a boon for the female staff, the Headteacher continued, since “before during the spring tide in the mornings, the tide would be rather low causing some trouble to us. The flats were very far out and the boats in which we travel to school are large and when we get to school, we would normally have to stick our skirts in the tights and pull boat ropes to get up to the stelling which was very strenuous to us as females.” According to Garraway-Allen, the students were also forced to step from one boat to another to reach the landing.The REO said the decision to do the work was influenced mainly by the pleas of the Headteacher and the threat the dilapidated facility posed to students and teachers alike.“Because of the danger and imminent threat to life and limb, we decided that we must have this thing done. The beautiful thing is that we had savings.I am elated to know that we were able to rescue the situation at Liberty. It is a good job done not only for Liberty but for the Region as well,” Hopkinson explained.
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Experiencing weather most parts of the country would consider summer, Southern California’s winter continued Wednesday with record high temperatures, brush fires near the beach and dry winds through the canyons. While the fire season typically ends in the fall – and maybe December during an unusual year – the National Weather Service issued a red flag warning through Saturday for high fire danger throughout the region. Temperatures are expected to remain in the 80s through Sunday. Wind gusts reached 50 mph in mountain areas around the San Fernando Valley, and the mercury reached 87 degrees at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, squeaking past the record of 86 degrees 20 years ago. In Malibu, about 300 firefighters worked a 34-acre blaze believed to have been caused by a burning vehicle found near Latigo Canyon and Newton Canyon roads, fire officials said. No homes were threatened in the fire that started about 5 a.m. and was about 50 percent contained by 5 p.m. His friend Sean Younessi, 26, said he had noticed recently how warm it was and thought it was odd. “Global warming does come to mind,” he said. “You start wondering about how glaciers melting will affect the rest of the world.” Meanwhile, the Los Angeles County health department issued a health alert because of smoke and air pollution from the fires in Los Angeles and Orange counties. The fire in Anaheim Hills had scorched more than 7,100 acres by Wednesday evening and was 22 percent contained. “Although smoke from the fires … may not be visible, air quality is being adversely affected,” said Jonathan Fielding, the county’s director of public health. Susan Abram, (818) 713-3664 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “For firefighters, the possibilities out there could be explosive,” said Stuart Seto, weather specialist for the Oxnard-based weather service. “This isn’t giving firefighters any breaks.” Indeed, firefighters who normally ready themselves for swift-water rescues this time of year were instead sent to parched hillsides. “It’s a little unusual this late in the season,” said Los Angeles Fire Capt. Ernie Bobadilla. “But being that this is California, we’re prepared for all these weather conditions.” Local residents are definitely prepared for the weather, and some sat at lunch in West Hills on Wednesday, basking in the sun. “I was in New York a few weeks ago and I was freezing, so this is good,” said Peter Yacoob, 27.