No stopping Poppy’s Pride

first_imgPOPPY’S PRIDE, to be ridden by Jevanne Erwin for 14-time champion trainer Philip Feanny, should give Super-6 players a perfect start in tomorrow’s opening race over 800 metres straight for maiden two-year-olds at Caymanas Park.The maiden special event has attracted only six youngsters, but POPPY’S PRIDE has looked more advanced than any of his five opponents, galloping three furlongs in 36.2 at exercise on Wednesday morning. The son of Adore The Gold – Bunns Of Steel can be used as a banker following that promising third to BUBBLING KITTEN on his May 23 debut over 600 metres straight. He should lead home the fairly advanced debutante KIMMY’S TRAIN from the stables of in-form trainer Harry Parsard.ROUGH PATRICK, a lightly-raced four-year-old colt who was a beaten favourite behind BLACK BOY over 1400 metres on July 8, will be a lot better for that pipeopener (fourth) and should recoup losses in the second race over a mile.Trained by Colin Ferguson, the bay colt by Legal Process out of Sincerity was returning from a seven-month absence on July 8, and although beaten into fourth place, was only caught and regulated in the last furlong. He has worked fairly well and with connections calling up in-form jockey Paul Francis, ROUGH PATRICK should win from GEORGIAMYLOVE (trip now ideal) and NO MONEY FRIEND in a field of nine.looked well at exerciseANOTHER BULLET, who has looked well at exercise, should make a winning debut for title-chasing jockey Shane Ellis in the third race for maiden three-year-olds again over a mile. Trained by Everal Francis, the bay colt by Nasheet – Wisely Noted looked sharp in a recent exercise spin over seven furlongs, stopping the clock at 1:30.0 to beat stable-companion SHEBIZ, although he can expect worthwhile opposition from the trio of DIAMOND, FIERY PATH and SHIP LODE, ANOTHER BULLET, by virtue of his preparation, should get off the mark immediately in a field of 10.The fourth race over 1500 metres on the Grooms’ Association Day programme looks tailored for ALL FOR THE GLORY, who has been knocking at the door lately..Trained by Andrew McDonald, the four-year-old son of Seeking The Glory has finished second in his last two races, going under in a driving to SEAL THE DEAL over 1400 metres in his previous race on July 8. He now has a glorious chance to release the maiden certificate especially with in-form claiming apprentice Sadiki Blake aboard.ORIGINAL TRAIN (Francis up), who was fourth to SEEKING MY DREAM in the Cal’s Jamaica Derby on June 13, looks the one to beat in the fifth race over 1820 metres, while it should be the down-in-class UNBREAKABLE in the sixth for $180,000 claimers over 1400 metres, following his good third on a $350,000 tag to FORCE DE JOUR over 1200 metres on June 28.FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES(1) POPPY’S PRIDE(2) ROUGH PATRICK/ GEORGIAMYLOVE(3) ANOTHER BULLET/ DIAMOND(4) ALL FOR THE GLORY(5) ORIGINAL TRAIN/ HOUDINI’S MAGIC(6) UNBREAKABLE/ EL PATRONlast_img read more

Amount of house lots allocated keeps shrinking

first_img– even thou demand increasesGovernment had paused the distribution of lands and had instead embarked on an initiative which forced Guyanese into buying pre-built houses.A section of the Perseverance Housing Scheme in ProvidenceThis has caused the distribution of house lots to reduce significantly since the change of Government in 2015 despite the fact that the demand has not decreased. It was evident in the 2017 Annual Report of the Housing Authority which was laid in the National Assembly a few months ago.The report shows that a total of only 1131 house lots were allocated in that year for qualified applicants. In fact, the report states that the original target of allocations for that year was merely 1000.This does not compare favorably with the previous year, which according to the report, 2020 house lots were allocated in 2016, an improvement on its original target of 1100. This includes 625 low to moderate income house lots and 1395 middle to high-income house lots.But both of these years’ figures pale in comparison to the number of houses lots distributed in previous years under the former People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Administration. In the CH&PA’s 2013 annual report, its programme performance assessment had indicated that 4417 house lots were allocated, just shy of the 5900 target.Under the previous Administration, over 100,000 house lots were distributed and over 200 core houses were made available to underprivileged families, while a programme for professional groups provided 200 teachers, nurses and Policemen with fast-track access to loans for home construction.However, as the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) forges ahead with the construction of more core houses, this time in Sophia, Greater Georgetown, the agency has assured that corrective measures were taken to address the faults that were reported by residents at the houses at Perseverance Housing Scheme, Providence East Bank Demerara.Chief Executive Officer of the authority, Lelon Saul said that he is certain that those concerns were addressed while noting that once they are in receipt of complains, they act immediately.Last month, several home owners complained of faults on the core homes, some of which they were forced to fix themselves owing to the long delay.One resident, Seeta Singh told this newspaper that her ceiling was falling apart. She explained that there seemed to be a leakage with the zinc as the ceiling is swollen and the ply board was falling off both inside and out of the home.Another resident, who also lives in the area, complained that his window frames were falling off and he is fearful for his safety. At that time, he said his home was visited by a contractor about two weeks ago, who promised to fix the default but showed up informing him that he had “run out” of materials.Meanwhile, Richard Coddet, another resident in the scheme, told this publication that he had been living in his home for about three years now and is still experiencing troubles because of faulty foundation and roof works. “From the inception when we got this home, we encountered a lot a lot of problems but at the end of the day, overall, we are grateful because we are happy to have a home. We had leaks, we had cracks, we still have cracks and the house seems to be sinking because of the foundation,” he explained.last_img read more