Residents of Lima Sands, Essequibo Coast have expressed frustration with the condition of the main access road and are calling on Government to quickly do something to bring some relief to the community. According to residents, the deplorable state of the road has caused significant damage to vehicles, which are often stuck due to the many potholes and slushy surface.The state of the Lima Sands Road, Essequibo CoastWhen contacted, Regional Chairman Devanand Ramdatt said he shares the concerns of the Lima Sands residents and is presently doing some maintenance work by grading the surface of the road. As Chairman of the Regional Democratic Council (RDC), he said the Council was never informed of the Lima Sands Road Project, which was done directly through the Public Infrastructure Ministry. He noted that the Ministry conducted the road project through the Regional Executive Office without the knowledge of the RCD. He added that the Council has expressed their disappointment with the poor design of the road. According to the Chairman, Councillors and residents were not consulted on the project and residents feels that while they wish to have a good road, the entire project is a waste of taxpayers’ monies due to the poor design.Tulsie Chattergoon, a minibus driver working in the area for over 22 years, said the new road will not stand up because of its design.“The engineers should consult with the residents before designing the road because of the nature of the soil (sandy) you can’t build a narrow, high road without good shoulders and drainage. That is why the present design is falling apart,” another resident noted.
AVC is ninth in the conference in offense, averaging just 232.4 total yards per game. Gideon Rubin, (818)713-3607 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 The Marauders are 16-3 all-time against VVC, with their only losses to the Rams coming in the last three meetings. The good news for AVC is that VVC features a run-oriented offense that plays into the Marauders’ strength. Led by running back Mark Moore (161.2 all-purpose yards per game), the Rams boast the conference’s most productive rushing offense, which is averaging 258.2 yards per game. AVC is ranked No. 2 in the conference in rushing defense, allowing 137.4 yards per game in that category. Sophomore defensive back Jason Young (35 tackles) and Jon Ikahihifo (31 tackles) are among AVC’s top defenders. The bad news for the Marauders is that they’ll be looking to get their sputtering offense on track against a tough defense that’s ranked third in the conference, allowing 311.6 total yards per game. LANCASTER – Simply put, victories have been hard to come by for the Antelope Valley College football team these days. Last week, the Marauders had to settle for a moral victory in holding their own for 3 quarters against a formidable Mt. San Jacinto team before allowing two late touchdowns in a 19-0 Foothill Conference loss. AVC (0-5, 0-3) hopes to capitalize on a great chance to claim an actual victory when it plays a 1 p.m. game at Victor Valley of Victorville (1-4, 0-3) today. The Marauders look to snap an 11-game losing streak, the longest skid in Brent Carders’ 35-plus-year coaching career and the second longest since 1949-51, when AVC lost 17 in a row.