Rowland Phillips and Ffion Fletcher won the top titles at the BCIC Swept Away Clay Court Tennis tournament in Negril on Monday.Phillips eased past Max Brown 6-3, 6-0 to win the men’s crown, while Fletcher defeated Shaneka Knight, 6-2, 6-1 in the final.In the men’s Pro 35 category, Dwayne Pagon defeated Brenton White 6-4, 6-2. David Shirley won the men’s amateur title by default over Stephen Shirley.Associate sponsors of the tournament were Toyota Jamaica, Astro Jam, Lee’s Fifth Avenue, Scotiabank, Wisynco, Hi-Lyte, Everything Fresh Limited, Morton Leslie, Caribbean Producers Jamaica Limited, Professional Tennis Registry, K&K Supplies and Caribbean Resources.
… says water “useless”Residents living in the villages of Spring Garden and Supenaam in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) are complaining bitterly about the poor quality of water they are receiving from Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI).According to residents, over the past few months, they have been receiving “rusty” coloured water at a very low pressure. However, they are still made to pay a bill for water supplied.Despite several reports made to regional GWI officials, residents say the problem still exists. The water cannot be used for washing or cooking, causing residents to describe it as “useless.”Several residents also explained that in an entire day, they sometimes do not receive water at all through their taps and when it does flow, it usually takes hours for one bucket to full. “The water supply to us is very bad, it’s so red you cannot use it for anything, we pay our bill monthly, we should be provided with proper water, this is really unfair and we are making reports regularly,” one resident told Guyana Times.A housewife, who spoke with this publication, described the service provided by GWI as “poor” and said that many times, she has been forced to fetch water from a nearby canal to use in her home. She too said that despite the bad quality of water, GWI is efficient in sending their bills on time.Residents are therefore calling on the relevant authorities to look into the matter in an effort to have the situation rectified. This newspaper was told that residents are now solely dependent on rain water for domestic purposes when in the past, GWI’s water was used for domestic purposes.When this newspaper contracted a senior official from the Anna Regina branch of the water utility, this publication was told that the issue of dirty water is as a result of difficulties the Warousi well is experiencing.read more