<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Following the completion of coastal protection works to mitigate erosion, the Beresford Foreshore has reopened to the public, City of Greater Geraldton said in their latest announcement. Shane Van Styn, City of Greater Geraldton Mayor, said he was pleased the first stage of the Beresford Foreshore Coastal Protection and Enhancement Project was finished and looked forward to Stage 2 getting underway.“I am very happy the protection works are finally done and the Beresford Foreshore has reopened for use just in time for summer,” he said.“This is especially true for the shared footpath, which was really missed by the community during the ten month construction period.”Project protection works involved a 45m extension to the existing marina groyne; a 100m extension to the detached breakwater; and constructing three shore based rock revetments along the 1.8km long foreshore.The foreshore area between Midalia’s Beach and Mabel Street has also been planted with more than 18,000 native coastal seedlings to help stabilize the shoreline.[mappress mapid=”24659″]
OCCUPANTS of the Kamal Children Home, situated at Albion, Corentyne were treated to early Christmas gifts last Sunday, compliments of Regal Stationery & Supplies and its softball team.During a specially arranged visit to the area, the Georgetown-based softball team, who have been creating waves in and out of Guyana, “starred” in another role, displaying their compassionate side away from the field of play.The distribution of the specially wrapped gifts which was done following the completion of a feature game between Regal and Jai Hind at the latter’s ground, saw the children being presented with cricket bats, badminton racquets and footballs among other sports items.School items included pens, pencils, erasures, exercise books and geometry sets as donor Mahendra Hardyal emphasised that education needs to be an integral part of sports and goes hand-in-hand.Apart from the children of the home, other beneficiaries included children in the vicinity and also elders who were present at the Jai Hind ground. Gifts were also given to prominent residents in the Albion area for distribution to children.Manager Ian John, who accompanied the team and other officials, brought those present up to date about the exploits of Regal in and out of Guyana since the establishment of the club, including their recent triumphs in Over-45 and Over-50 categories in the third edition of the Prime Minister T20 Softball Cup. They also shared honours with SVC Grill Masters in the Open category.Following the distribution of the gifts, the children of Kamal Children Home, through the initiative of John, rendered a Christmas song while extending sincere thanks to Hardyal and his contingent for the kind gesture.Hardyal also disclosed that similar events are on stream for both Demerara and Essequibo before the end of the year.Meanwhile, Regal made light work of Albion Masters in the feature 20-over game, inflicting a 113-run victory over their opponents.Taking first strike, Regal rattled up an imposing 195 for four in their allotted 20 overs before limiting Albion Masters to 82 all out in 14.4 overs. Saeed Mohamed led the way for the winners, spanking seven fours and a six in a top score of 63. Opener Unis Yusuff supported with 32 (2×4, 3×6) while David Harper chipped in with 26 and Rudolph Baker a quick-fire undefeated 22.Albion Masters were never really up to the challenge with Bissoon (4-28), Tyrone Sanassie (3-20) and Laurie Singh (2-22) being the main destroyers.