Several pumps without fuel; need for closer monitoring – Region 2 Chairman

first_imgBy Indrawattie NatramSeveral pumps throughout Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) are currently without fuel and according to Region Two Chairman Devanand Ramdatt, the pump stations require closer monitoring.Contaminated fuel at Three Friends Pump StationRamdatt made this disclosure at the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) statutory meeting, which was recently held in the boardroom of the RDC at Anna Regina. Addressing the RDC, Ramdatt said he received numerous complaints about several areas experiencing flooding and upon his visits to pump stations, most pumps were left unattended. He also said that fuel for the pumps was not being supplied in a timely manner and, as such, it was having a negative effect on residents.Ramdatt is of the view that the cost of fuel was a huge investment on the Administration’s part and, as such, there should be proper monitoring at the pump sites. He informed Councillors that several irregularities have been unearthed, especially at the pump stations, and noted some of the pumps were without batteries, while the fuel supplied was mixed with other substances in some instances.“Fuel investments are huge investments for the Administration; the stations are multimillion-dollar investments, and, as such, persons need to be more responsible,” Ramdatt said. He suggested a security firm be contracted to monitor the pump stations.The Taymouth Manor pump, he said, has mechanical issues and another pump he visited was out of fuel. He also recommended a more united approach whereby administrative heads take a stronger position as well as enforce disciplinary action against workers who create flaws in the system.At that time, Coalition Councillor Naitram said that he recently visited the Three Friends Pump Station where he saw the pump operator cleaning the fuel tank. He said upon investigation, he found that the fuel was contaminated with “95 per cent of water”. As such, he called for a thorough investigation into the quality of fuel that is being transported from the Region’s stores to the pump stations. He alleged that often water is mixed with the fuel; hence, the pumps developed mechanical issues owing to the low quality of the fuel.Councillors also called for a closer monitoring process from when the fuel leaves the RDC compound to the pump stations.last_img read more

Charleston Church Shooter Dylann Roof Wants to Sack Indian, Jewish Lawyers

first_imgDylann Roof, the White supremacist who killed nine people at the Charleston church in June 2015, does not seem to be on a path to tame his racist mindset. Roof informed officials at the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals that he wants to fire both his lawyers because one is Jewish and the other is Indian.Roof requested new lawyers to be appointed for his Federal appeal case, saying that the current ones are his ‘political and biological’ enemies whom he cannot trust.Dylan Roof’s Request“My two currently appointed attorneys, Alexandra Yates and Sapna Mirchandani, are Jewish and Indian respectively. It is also a barrier to effective communication. The lawyer appointed to represent me at my federal trial was David Isaac Bruck, who is also Jewish,” Roof wrote in a hand-written request to the US 4th Circuit Court of Appeals.“His ethnicity was a constant source of conflict even with my constant efforts to look past it. Because of my political views, which are arguably religious, it will be impossible for me to trust two attorneys that are my political and biological enemies,” he added.The Charleston Church shootingIn a mass shooting episode, Roof killed nine people at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, United States, on the evening of June 17, 2015, during a prayer session. Police nabbed Dylan the next day, and earlier this year, the self-confessed white nationalist was sentenced to death.During the trial, Roof confessed that he carried out the cold-blooded killings to trigger a racial war in the United States.In the petition filed to the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals on Sept. 18, Roof also expressed his concerns over his federal trial lawyer, David Isaac Bruck, a man of Jewish origin.During Roof’s trial, Brooks tried to present evidence of mental illness and possible chances of autism in the attempt to get a life sentence for his client. This irked Roof and compelled him to represent himself during the hearing.At one point of time, Roof informed Brook that he hates him, and will kill the lawyer if he gets out of jail, the Post and Courier reported.Sapna Mirchandani and Alexandra Yates were appointed Roof’s attornies following his sentence in January 2017. Related ItemsCharleston church shootingCharleston Sapna MirchandaniDylann Roof deathDylann Roof Indian lawyerLittle IndiaNRI lawyerSapna Mirchandani lawyerlast_img read more