Water supply on WCD restored, brings relief to residents

first_imgThe villages on the West Coast of Demerara (WCD) that were out of potable water for the past weeks can now breathe a sigh of relief as the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) restored the provision of this commodity on Saturday.The residents had been without running water as a result of low power provided by the Guyana Power and Light Inc (GPL).As a result, residents were forced to jog water from long distances. Some were forced to purchase water, while other had to do without that commodity.A fire truck from the Guyana Fire Service (GFS) had to come in and supply the affected villages, such as De Kendren and Meten-Meer-Zorg, with water.However, the residents are now appreciative of the work put in to have the water restored by the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI).“They came and they really did their work after they found out about the situation, because I spoke to a representative personally, who tell me what the work entailed to having the water running again; and I am glad, because we were really struggling. Thanks, God,” one resident expressed.Another said, “The water pressure is high too; so whatever they do, I glad, because I was fed-up. But I am glad that we ain’t have to worry about that every morning now; it was stressful”.Meanwhile, some villages on the East Coast of Demerara are still without water. The GWI has not reached out to those residents, and as such, they are very much frustrated. Those villages that are affected are Plaisance, Better Hope, Ogle and Goedverwagting.last_img read more

Tottenham 2-1 Everton: Soldado ends drought to secure win

first_img1 Roberto Soldado celbrates his goal against Everton There was no sign of a Europa League hangover at White Hart Lane as Roberto Soldado scored his first Premier League goal since March to earn Tottenham a 2-1 win against Everton.Both clubs had been involved in respective European games on Thursday night but neither side displayed any signs of fatigue in this fast paced encounter.A stunning Kevin Mirallas goal put the visitors in front, but Christian Eriksen and Soldado gave Spurs the lead at half-time.The game was only 14 minutes old when Mirallas found room to curl his shot into Hugo Lloris’ top corner from 20 yards out.Minutes later, though, Eriksen had pulled Spurs back into it, pouncing on Tim Howard’s fumble following a Harry Kane shot. It was a neat chip from the Dane, with manager Pochettino on his feet celebrating and urging the crowd to get behind the team.It was a blow to Everton, who could have been two goals ahead before Eriksen’s leveller with Romelu Lukaku through on goal shortly before Mirallas’ effort.Spurs grew in confidence as the half progressed, with Kane making a number of runs forward and Eriksen seeing his shot from 20 yards deflected narrowly wide.And to everyone’s relief it was Soldado who put Tottenham in the lead to end 593 minutes without a goal.A nicely threaded ball from Aaron Lennon saw the Spaniard drill the ball into the corner and raise the roof inside White Hart Lane.In the second half, Spurs appeared to be at ease and enjoying themselves, with Ryan Mason going close to a spectacular third goal just after the hour mark.In the final 20 minutes it was Everton’s turn to attack as Tottenham defended deep and good goalkeeping from Lloris stopped Seamus Coleman equalising.Soldado earned a standing ovation when he was replaced by Paulinho with ten minutes to go and in the final few minutes Kane saw his appeal for a penalty turned down.In the end it was a three vital points secured, level with sixth-placed Arsenal and two behind that elusive fourth spot – the best possible scenario heading to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.last_img read more