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New Amsterdam’s Esplanade Park being renovated

first_imgThe Esplanade Recreational Park and Botanical Gardens, situated in north- western New Amsterdam, is undergoing major rehabilitation work by the Mayor and Town Council of New Amsterdam.A view of the Esplanade Park in New Amsterdam. The Bandstand can be seen in the (right) foreground, and the Pavilion in the backgroundFinancing for this project, which is all part of the New Amsterdam Town Enhancement programme, has been made available by the Ministry of Social Cohesion.Thus far, extensive under-bushing of the area has been completed, and the perimeter drains have been dug. According to the Department of Public Infrastructure, the facility is to be fenced, and an arch is to be constructed. Among other work earmarked to be done are: fencing of the inner field of the facility; installation of 25 LED lights around the perimeter; construction of ten benabs, two ‘kissing bridges’, and a walkway, among other conveniences.The venue presently boasts a playground, pavilion, stand, a benab, a bandstand, and some sheds. There are also several concrete benches which were donated by the business community.When completed, the Esplanade Park is set to house an inner field and an outer track.Recently, the Town Council, through the Ministry of Communities, signed a $14 million contract with a Berbice contractor to do further extensive works at the facility.In 1998, under the mayorship of Businessman Errol Alphonso, the town became twinned with Midland Texas in the USA. During that exercise, the playfield was rehabilitated and a pavilion was built (named the Midland Ball Field and Pavilion).In the early 90s, the Council collaborated with the Rotary Club of New Amsterdam to develop the Esplanade Park.last_img read more

KELLY’S CENTRA: A LEADER IN PROVIDING JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR THOSE WITH DISABILITIES

first_imgFEATURES: A Donegal business has been nominated for ensuring that people with disabilities are given the same employment opportunities as everyone else. Kelly’s Centra Mountain Top, one of the busiest and most popular convenience stores in the North-West, have been recognized for their dedication to social inclusion by being nominated for the Zero Project. The Zero Project are a International worldwide project promoting best practice in all aspects of life for people with disabilities with a big emphasis on social inclusion.This year they are focusing their award on employment and innovative practices in the employment and training for work of people with disabilities.Kellys Centra have been nominated for these awards by a local community organization in recognition of the continuing efforts of the Kelly’s complex to ensure that people with disabilities have the same employment opportunities as everyone else.This can be confirmed by the fact that people with disabilities make up over 10% of their total employment. Given that the Government’s target of employment of people with disabilities within the public service sector is only 3% – this shows Kelly’s on-going commitment to considering people with disabilities as potential and capable staff.The Government wants to double the percentage of people with disabilities working in the public sector.Taoiseach Enda Kenny launched the Government’s employment strategy for people with disabilities at Farmleigh in Dublin.The public service employment target of people with disabilities is to be increased on a phased basis from three to six per cent.Special public service competitions for people with disabilities will be arranged and alternative recruitment channels will be opened up for people with disabilities.Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald and Minister of State with responsibility for disability policy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin also attended the event. KELLY’S CENTRA: A LEADER IN PROVIDING JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR THOSE WITH DISABILITIES was last modified: June 23rd, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BusinessDisabilitesFeaturesJob OpportunitiesKelly’s Centranewslast_img read more