12 Jan

Training recommended for sandpit operators

first_imgSandpit operators could, for the first time ever, receive formal training in regard to setting up safe operations and calculating quantities of material extracted, among other things.This training would come from the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) as part of reforming quarrying operations.Minister within the Natural Resources Ministry, Simona Broomes, has said she would be speaking with the GGMC Commissioner to facilitate the training.This training was among the issues discussed on Tuesday at the Ministry of Natural Resources’ Duke Street offices between the minister, sandpit operators, holders of licences, and officials of the GGMC.“I’m going to recommend that when we go on site at these pits, the [GGMC] officers talk to the persons on the ground, (explaining) what we are measuring and doing; so, even practically, on the ground, they can start to have some training in that regard,” Minister Broomes is quoted by the Department of Public Information as saying.The meeting is a follow-up to visits the minister made to sandpits along the Soesdyke/Linden Highway. She is leading efforts to ensure greater compliance with professional standards in the quarrying sector, and is also seeking to have paid all outstanding royalties which are owed to the GGMC.The GGMC is mulling reintroducing a monthly payment system, according to Acting Mines Manager Krishna Ramdass.Ramdass explained that the GGMC sold payment books to operators, “and they would use slips… What that really did was to, at the end of the month, redeem that book to GGMC and pay off that royalty”.Many of the quarry operators the minister met with agreed to work with the Natural Resources Ministry (MNRE) to ensure greater compliance with regulations in their operations. There is also a proposal for the MNRE and GGMC to meet with operators on a regular basis.Inspections done to sand and loam pits are to gather a “comprehensive overlook” of the sector as part of efforts towards ensuring the GGMC is better equipped to monitor, enforce, and recover costs in the quarrying sector, it was explained.last_img read more

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28 Dec


first_imgThe Alison Quigley dancers will perform at the variety show.Letterkenny Gaels GAA Club and Letterkenny Rugby Club will break new ground this Sunday (20th Dec) when they come together to host the first ever Christmas Variety Show at their club house on Thorn Road,Letterkenny. Building on the recent success of staging the Sam Cree play Widows’ Paradise, the two clubs will now present a host of talent, young and old, in what promises to be a action packed evening of song, music, dance and storytelling.The performers in this inaugural Christmas Variety Show have been recruited primarily from the underage membership of both clubs. Returning from their strong representation of the club in the county championships, members of the LK Gaels ScÓr na nOg and ScÓr Sinsear groups will perform a variety of song, dance and traditional music.The Rugby club will be well represented by Eilish Costello and Cuan and Ronan Brophy who will entertain the audience with their own blend of song and music.Luke Brown (of Widows’ Paradise fame) will be accompanied on stage by Niamh Hanley to perform a few modern popular songs, which will be an obvious hit with the younger members of the audience.There will also be performances from Brighdin Carr and the Blue Ribbon Group, some storytelling from local entertainer Noel Sweeney and other club members on the night. Mick Foy and his friends from Comhaltas will round off the evening with afew high tempo tunes.Tea coffee and home baking will be served at the half time interval.The show willstart at 5:00pm sharp with doors opened from 4:30pm.Places are limited and entry to the show will be strictly by ticketonly.Tickets can be purchased for the Variety Show from Conor Crossan (087) 133 2680 orby contacting any committee member of Letterkenny Gaels GAA Club or Letterkenny Rugby Club.This promises to be a great night of song and dance, not to be missed. Cute Carla Carr who will perform at the show.RUGBY AND GAA UNITE FOR UNIQUE CHRISTMAS VARIETY SHOW! was last modified: December 19th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:Letterkenny GaelsLETTERKENNY RUGBY CLUBvariety showlast_img read more

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