These empty promises

first_imgDear Editor,With amusement, I watched on as this Administration once again started making empty promises and building voters’ hopes up in an attempt to win back the voters that they greatly disappointed.What is ironic is that they failed to address the empty promises they made before the last general election and interestingly, they are making new promises. The President tries to portray the image of a no-nonsense person but immediately after awarding himself and Ministers a huge salary increase, my confidence for them diminished.After that, he attempted to fool the people once again by disbanding Ministries, and amazingly, there are more Ministers than the previous Administration had. Many come to realise their ministerial position was created just to give them a portfolio and we all see that they have so much time and taxpayers’ money to waste that they could have gone to the CCJ just to attempt to get support.Meanwhile, all Ministries are still fumbling to perform their duties properly, whilst the country is crying out for help. Editor, since the No-Confidence Motion, under the shelter of ‘Ministerial Outreach’, the Ministers and party supporters have been running all over the country trying to bribe voters by making promises.What I find comical is that these Ministers and supporters know the conditions and issues affecting places and they never attempt to address any. Now that their fun is about to be cut, they are running around asking people of issues affecting them when they fully well know of the issues. At the Tuschen New Scheme, for instance, all the streets are in deplorable conditions, the main access road is the only one that is in a decent condition for vehicles to traverse.As a result of the condition of the streets, motorists find themselves spending a huge amount of money to repair their vehicles constantly and they are forced to overcharge passengers traversing the area. Now this is a scheme that developed under the PPP/C’s tenure and because the area was developing, heavy-duty vehicles were constantly using the streets, thus, after time, they started to deteriorate.Now this Administration, under the guise of ‘Ministerial Outreach’, is going around campaigning and pretending to listen to people’s cries. They fully well know the conditions of these areas and know that almost everywhere they go, residents will be asking for better roads, telephone lines, proper security, street lights, etc, but because their intentions are not what residents expect, the residents are being misled.What I am saying is that it makes no sense for you to be wasting hours going somewhere under the guise of going to help when you already know the situation of the place. Added to that, you have the NDC and the Regional Council that would be au fait with the conditions of these places and I am quite sure that this information would reach each Minister for their attention, which in most cases are being ignored, so instead of being in their office trying to do a proper job, they are wasting time and taxpayers’ money distracting people. Yes, taxpayers’ money is being squandered meaninglessly.So, they are piggybacking on the works of the PPP/C, riddled with more accusations of corruption and incompetence than the PPP/C and they have nothing tangible to show for the time they have been in office but they are wasting time going around the country in a feeble attempt to buy Guyanese votes. They should understand by now that Guyanese are not stupid and are fully well aware of their incompetence!Regards,Sahadeo Bateslast_img read more

Tiger wins title as Daly’s short game fails him.

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 It was a somber conclusion to an otherwise spectacular tournament at San Francisco’s municipal gem. Woods, he of the massive fist pumps and megawatt smile, bowed his head and drew his hand over his right eye as if he had just lost the tournament. Daly walked off the 16th green and handed his putter, which betrayed him over the closing holes, to Frank Lopez, one of thousands of faces in the gallery who hated to see this end. “I really thought I was going to make the (birdie) putt,” Daly said. “You know, what do you do? I know Tiger didn’t want to win that way, and I certainly didn’t want to lose that way.” Woods made up a two-shot deficit over the final three holes to force a playoff and closed with a 3-under 67. He won the American Express Championship for the fourth time in six starts, and is now 10-for-19 in the World Golf Championships that count toward official money. It was his sixth victory of the year, and the third time golf’s best closer had to rally in the final round. Considering he had a swing he couldn’t trust, and a lingering rib injury that required treatment all week, this might have been as impressive as any. “I didn’t really have my best stuff this week, but I still hung in there with my mind and putted beautifully, and hit shots when I really had to,” Woods said. Daly closed with a 69, three-putting from 30 feet on the 17th to crack open the door for Woods. He had two chances to win the tournament a 16-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole in regulation that he left short, then the birdie putt on No. 16 the second playoff hole that he three-putted for bogey. “It’s discouraging to lose that way,” Daly said. “To fight like I did I really didn’t hit the ball that great today just to give myself an opportunity to win, it’s disappointing. I played my heart out.” Colin Montgomerie missed birdie putts of 6 and 10 feet to cost himself a chance for his first official victory on U.S. soil, but kept alive his hopes with a 12-foot birdie on the 17th to get within one shot. But he missed the 18th green, chipped weakly and took bogey for a 70 that left him in a three-way tie for third at 272 with Henrik Stenson (68) and Sergio Garcia (69). The 8-foot par putt Monty missed on the last hole was worth $159,500. Still, he earned $353,666 to move past Michael Campbell atop the Order of Merit and is poised to win Europe’s money title for the eighth him. LPGA Tour Chile’s Nicole Perrot earned her first LPGA Tour victory, rallying from a two-shot deficit at the Longs Drugs Challenge. The 21-year-old Perrot, the 2001 U.S. Girls champion, offset three bogeys on the front nine at The Ridge Golf Course in Auburn with three birdies on the back in an even-par 71. She finished at 14-under 270, one shot ahead of South Korea’s Hee-Won Han (69). Champions Tour Jay Haas rallied with a 7-under 65 for his first Champions Tour victory at the Greater Hickory Classic in North Carolina. The 51-year-old Haas, who splits time between the PGA Tour and the 50-and-over tour, finished with a tournament-record 16-under 200 at Rock Barn Golf and Spa’s Jones Course. European Tour John Bickerton won the Abama Open de Canarias, shooting a 3-under 68 to beat Stuart Little and Michael Kirk by five strokes. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Tiger Woods and John Daly made the PGA Tour feel like a rock concert Sunday, the delirium reaching such decibels that Woods felt his ear drums pounding as golf’s two biggest sluggers headed for a sudden-death playoff at Harding Park in San Francisco. It was a titanic struggle that ended with a whimper. Despite their 350-yard tee shots that soared majestically against the blue sky over Lake Merced, the American Express Championship came down to a putt that would have been a gimme on most municipal golf courses. center_img Daly, who seconds earlier had a 15-foot birdie putt to win, missed a 3-footer for par on the second extra hole to hand Woods his 10th title in the World Golf Championships. “That’s not how you’re supposed to win a golf tournament,” Woods said. “We’re in a playoff, we’re battling, and J.D. played beautifully all week. It shouldn’t end like that.” last_img read more