Rehabilitation works on the Groenveldt Bridge, located on the West Coast of Demerara, Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) will commence today.Works commence today on the Groenveldt BridgeThe construction works will be spearheaded by Jamaican company Surrey Paving and Aggregate Co Ltd, in partnership with BK International, and will last for four months.It is expected that the works would be fully completed by January 2017.Construction works will be conducted on the southern end of the bridge from 07:30h to 17:30h daily.During this time, residents who live nearby, commuters and road users will be temporarily inconvenienced by the closure of one lane to facilitate traffic.The construction of the bridge is part of the two-lane upgrade along the West Coast Demerara/East Bank Essequibo (WCD/EBE) roads.The contract for the $9.2 billion project was awarded to the Jamaican company and was signed in November 2014. Works subsequently commenced in January 2015.In addition to the two-lane upgrade, the project, which is expected to be completed within 36 months, also includes pedestrian facilities in the form of sidewalks and in some sections facilities for cyclists.Moreover, Government in the 2016 Budget had announced that some $2.3 billion will be invested to upgrade the road from Parika to Vreed-en-Hoop. The works include widening the roadway and improving road safety features.
A cross-section of the graduates.Dr. Dennis S. N. Walker, speaker of the 17th Commencement Convocation of the African Bible College University (ABCU), has challenged the graduates to take their acquired education as something serious, “because those are the tools anyone would want to use to impact the society.”Dr. Walker, a 1988 graduate of the college, informed the recent graduates that a well prepared person is among those who are impacting the society. Therefore they should engage in meaningful activities to benefit their respective communities.“Your education at ABCU is to make you as an irrevocable property to benefit you, your community, which should be the first among your friends and neighbors,” he said.Speaking on the theme, “Prepare for Impacted Service,” Dr. Walker encouraged the graduates to place themselves among those that are working as humanitarians.He added, “your being prepared and ability to serve are actions that usually emanate from your mindset as an educated person,” Walker informed the graduates.ABCU 2019 Commencement Keynote Speaker, Dr. Dennis Dee Nyamieh WalkerHe meanwhile called on management of Arcelor Mittal Company to provide full time electricity on the campus to meet the students’ needs of attaining quality education. He also spoke of the needs for the government to improved its subsidy to the institution by providing scholarship for the students.He also called on the government to push for an improved subsidy to the institution, and also provide scholarship for the students.The ABCU graduated 20 students in three disciplines, including Biblical Studies, Education and Mass Communication, with education topping the list with 14 graduates. The Mass Communication Department graduated 4 and the Biblical College, one.ABCU president, Dr. Beauchamp, then encouraged the graduates to emulate the good example of the Prophet Daniel, so as to live a victorious Christian life, referencing them to Daniel 8:1 in the Holy Bible.Meanwhile, ArcelorMittal-Liberia Community Liaison Officer, Varney Kiazulu, has called on the institution to include the science courses in its curriculum.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)