Schools to hold parades honoring seniors

first_imgIn Johnson City, their parade will be held at 6 p.m. with a line up at 5 p.m. at the Johnson City South parking lot and will begin the parade at Northside park. The students will also be able to pick up their yearbooks and senior awards. (WBNG)- Some local schools in the Southern Tier are holding parades for their graduating seniors on Friday. In Chenango Valley, they will be holding a parade at 10 a.m., the parade will have community members line up on Chenango Street from Port Dickinson Elementary towards the Chenango Valley High School and students will drive by in their vehicles and allow for community members to cheer them on. In Sidney, the parade will start at 11:15 a.m. and it will go from Main Street, to River Street, to Union Street, and then go from there to Pearl Street back to the high school. Students will then have a drive-by barbecue afterwards and students are allowed to decorate their cars. center_img Every parade is requiring you to wear a mask and to stay socially distant. Some of the schools include Chenango Valley, Johnson City and Sidney.last_img read more

Mata: Why I dumped Chelsea for Man Utd

first_img “I had suffered playing against United with Chelsea and they are definitely one of the biggest clubs in the world. At that moment, they were struggling with the first season of [David] Moyes and were not doing great in the league, but that doesn’t matter. I wanted to come to be a player for this club. Read Also:Mata: My favourite Man Utd performance “I spoke to Chelsea and said: ‘Listen, there is this offer. It’s also good money and you can sign another player, because I’m telling you so that you have time to sign another player. I’m not playing a lot and want to take this opportunity. It’s perfect for everyone’. So it happened.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Juan Mata has explained quitting Chelsea for Manchester United. The veteran playmaker was initially reluctant to leave the club, having been named Player of the Year in his first two campaigns in west London, but later opted to accept a move to United. Mata said in the latest episode of the UTD Podcast: “When Manchester United called and they said “We’re going to go for you and make an offer to Chelsea, we want you to come”, I spoke with them. I really wanted to go and really wanted to feel what it is to be a Manchester United player.Advertisement Loading… Promoted ContentAwesome But Ridiculously Expensive Things Bought By Keanu ReevesMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appeared10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Product That Have Wild Origin Stories5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksContemplate Life At These 10 Stargazing LocationsTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Timelast_img read more

Closure of Skeldon Sugar Estate takes toll on Corriverton businesses

first_imgThe closure of the Skeldon Sugar Estate has taken a toll on the business community in the bordering town of Corriverton, Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne). Nine months after the estate was closed, businesses are recording very low sales and many of them are operating at a loss.Inside the Corriverton market, where some vendors have chosen to close their businessesFollowing the closure of four sugar factories last year, and the displacing of almost 5000 workers, several communities recognised a slowdown in commercial activity.Last year, 1851 workers were sacked from the Skeldon Sugar Estate, 1181 from the Rose Hall Estate, 1480 from the East Demerara Sugar Estate and 251 from the Wales Sugar Estate.The impact on Corriverton as a result of the Skeldon closure is being referred to as great.During a visit to the market area by Guyana Times, business persons complained about the low sales as they struggle to keep their heads above water.“The reality is that income has been slashed by more than 50 per cent so that the business can continue to keep its doors open,” this newspaper was told by one business person.Additionally, some persons reported that they were forced to reduce their staff while others have given staff reduced working hours.The town, in which the estate once operated, is used to being a hive of activity but now the only movement is mainly due to the town’s geographical location in relation to Suriname – this keeps the commercial activity going in Corriverton.In the market, the reality is evident. Some stalls were closed. Vendors reported that it is not profitable to operate every day. The market was in the past the busiest part of the town but now shows a dramatic change owing to the closure of the sugar estate.Many of the operators there told Guyana Times that some days they record no sales. Fish vendors claim they are now spending more money on ice than they spend on purchasing fish. This, they explained, is so because of the length of time it takes to sell the fish they buy.“Me use to buy one bakie fish and sell it out before afternoon. Now I only buying one bucket and it taking me three days to sell out… leave out how much I go to throw away,” one vendor told this publication.Another one said since the estate closed, the Corriverton market has become very slow.There have also been reports of persons in communities being barely able to provide one meal per day for their families and cannot find even meager jobs.According to one businessman, despite the reality which the people on the Upper Corentyne are being faced with, attempts are not being made by the Government to put a comprehensive programme in place to assist the community. (Andrew Carmichael)last_img read more