LGE results a foretaste of what is to come in 2020

first_imgDear Editor,Somewhere in one of the dailies the question was asked, are we getting a new or a renovated airport? The article went on to explain why Guyana was about to get a spruced up or renovated old airport, reasons being, it bears no resemblance to that ultra-modern facility inked by the former Administration. That airport most certainly, would have been completed within 32 months had the People’s Progressive Party/Civic been in office. However, what we see is a coalition Government that cannot get anything right – they are into a fourth year of their governance. To top it off, more money had been expended, and maybe millions more, yet that “brand new second hand” airport cannot meet a completion date, unbelievable! Is this a Government that anyone can place their trust in? I would hastily respond with a resounding no!Now, I would bring into focus the East Bank Demerara highway that goes along with this airport modernisation. This too cannot get off the ground, so to speak, with the latest report of the simple construction of a roundabout at the Timehri Junction becoming a stumbling block to further progress there. These and other lame excuses, too numerous to mention, are the order of the day when you analyse the performance of this People’s National Congress-led coalition Government.Other major projects like the East Coast Highway, which should have been completed up to its proposed location at Belfield, is also another eyesore backwardness that will never see completion. So, the question comes back again – what has this coalition Government achieved by way of major projects? And the answer comes back very little if anything at all.We are talking about millions of dollars in spending and millions more to be spent, can this Government get it right? Seems not! In 2015, I am sure Guyanese were looking forward to an Administration that in all fairness said it was going into office to make that all important change; however, what change was actually effected? The change we have witnessed so far is a Government that has enriched itself two months into existence and is right now showing its gross incompetence in getting the people’s business right. No wonder the last Local Government Election gave them the shocking reminder that we are not going to put up with this nonsense any longer.So, come 2020 or before, the people of this country will continue that pattern of rebuke when an outright rejection would be in place.Respectfully,Neil Adamslast_img read more

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IPL final win in 2015 very special: Rohit Sharma recalls celebration with Ritika Sajdeh

first_imgMumbai Indians (MI) are gearing up to play their 5th Indian Premier League (IPL) final in which they take on familiar foes Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Sunday.Ahead of the big match, Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma sat down and recalled memories from their three title-winning campaigns.Rohit went down the memory lane after scrolling through throwback photos. Notably, the India opener has won four IPL titles and three as captain. Rohit has a 100% record in the title matches of IPL.Rohit became the first captain to lead Mumbai Indians to an IPL title when he was handed the responsibility of leading the team in 2013. He did it with the Mumbai Indians once again in 2015 and helped the franchise to become the most successful in IPL by leading them to glory in 2017.Stressing that the IPL 2015 final win was special as he was cheered on by then fiancee Ritika Sajdeh, Rohit spoke about a photo in which he had posed with the IPL trophy along with Ritika.”2015 which is quite special. This was the year we got engaged. The final was a few days before I got engaged to Ritika. As you can see, I am blushing here (in the photo). And Ritika as well, she was not in this to click a picture. I wanted her to be a part of it, so I called her,” Rohit told IPLT20.com.”2015 was especially special because I had just gotten engaged to @ritssajdeh.”2013. 2015. 20173 #VIVOIPL titles for @mipaltan – different emotions each time for @ImRo45. #MIvCSK By @28anand.Watch the full video – https://t.co/IF5zg9DV6a pic.twitter.com/oXgiu7YSI9advertisementIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 12, 2019Mumbai Indians had beaten Chennai Super Kings at the Eden Gardens in the IPL 2015 final. Skipper Rohit Sharma led from the front with a 26-ball 50 as MI went on to post 202 for 5 in 20 overs which proved too much in the end for MS Dhoni’s men.Speaking about a photograph from Mumbai Indians’ maiden IPL title win in 2013, Rohit pointed out Jasprit Bumrah’s maiden season and Lasith Malinga’s “gold and black hair”.”This was me, 6 years younger. I was so excited. You can see my face. I don’t do this kind of things now. This is right after the celebration on the ground after winning the trophy. Quite excited and quite animated,” Rohit said.”The second one, this was right after the trophy was presented in the ground itself. Anant, one of our owners, is here as well. Malinga with his gold and black hair. There’s a little surprise there, this was his first year and he’s right near the trophy.”Speaking about a team photo from 2017 IPL win, Rohit added: “And then comes 2017, the three pillars of this team. Aakash, Nita Bhabi and Sachin Tendulkar. They have been part of this franchise since Day 1. And as usual, Pandya brothers there as well.”These were very special. We look forward to another one.”Having beaten Chennai Super Kings thrice in IPL 2019, including in Qualifier 1, Mumbai Indians start as favourites to surpass CSK and become the first-ever team to win 4 IPL trophies.Also Read | MI vs CSK in IPL finals: Mumbai eye hat-trick against Chennai in HyderabadAlso Read | Watch: Ziva Dhoni teaches Rishabh Pant Hindi vowels in viral videoAlso See:last_img read more

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