Construction work is moving apace on the new ‘E’ Division (Linden- Kwakwani) Headquarters’ modern facility, located at Mackenzie, Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara- Berbice).The building, which is being reconstructed inside the compound of the Mackenzie Police Station, is just about 50 percent complete.Work had commenced last December, after the former structure was demolished to facilitate reconstruction of a more modern policing facility, equipped with all modern amenities. This was made possible through a more-than-$80 million loanThe new ‘E’ Division Police Headquarters under constructionfrom the Government of Guyana, through the Inter- American Development Bank (IDB).According to ‘E’ Division Commander Fazil Karimbaksh, the project is expected to take up to 5 months to be completed. The larger, two-storeyed facility which is being constructed will measure 135 feet by 45 feet.Commander Karimbaksh has said he is satisfied with the work which has so far been completed. “The work is going according to schedule. I would say it’s about 50 percent complete. They’re doing the departments, then they will put the upper flat and the roof… They’re moving apace…We hope it is completed on time, according to schedule,” he noted.The Commander had previously stated that the modern facility, when completed, would bring about an ease in the state of affairs at the station, as he pointed out that the previous facility was inadequately spaced, and as a result, various departments were not established due to the lack of space at the Police Station. Karimbaksh, however, noted that this issue is expected to be solved when the new building comes on stream.“It will greatly assist us, because (in) the previous building we were cramped for space, and a lot of our departments we had to decentralize them to other stations. So, we’re very appreciative of this new building that’s going to come on stream, and it will house all our departments. So the people of Region 10 in particular will have better service, and we will be operating at our full capacity in terms of our departments. It will be more comfortable, too”, Karimbaksh had said.Presently the Police department is operating out of make shift offices within its compound, in an effort to facilitate the reconstruction process.
Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Pride Nights are becoming increasingly popular in the sports world. Every Major Baseball League team in the US hosts one, or at least has one planned. That is, every team except one. WATCH: Dodgers celebrate Pride, feature seven gay couples on kiss camPeople mock hugging baseball players because we can’t have nice thingsBaseball star apologizes for homophobic and racist tweetsRead the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/every-major-league-baseball-team-pride-night-except-one/ GAYSTARNEWS- ‘It’s going to be real hard to look in the mirror and see themselves as the only team in Major League Baseball that is not holding a Pride Night,’ said David Kilmnick, CEO of the LGBT Network, a New York-based nonprofit.Kilmnick was the one to first propose a Pride Night to the Mets. He approached the Yankees, but he said they ‘didn’t seem interested’.He added: ‘It’s a shame that we have a team here in the greatest city in the entire country, and one of the most diverse cities in the entire country, that is not doing a Pride Night to welcome its LGBT fanbase.’Sports and the LGBTI have sometimes been at odds. From younger ages to the pros, there is often a divide separating the two.There are some advancements beyond Pride Nights, though. This year was the first time the NFL and MLB participated in New York City’s Pride parade.GSN reached out to the Yankees for comment.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . After the Los Angeles Angels announced a Pride Night for June 2019, the New York Yankees remain the only team without an event.‘A couple of clubs started this about 14 or 15 years ago,’ said Billy Bean, MLB’s vice president and special assistant to the Commissioner.‘It’s been interesting to watch it expand over the last few years, and I think that’s a great example of the clubs understanding our responsibility to our communities, and the importance of a positive and accepting message.’The nights allow LGBTQ fans to share their identity with something they’re passionate about.The odd team outThe Big Apple’s other team, the Mets, have held their own Pride Nights. The game nights are like any other — there are no new rules and everyone still sings along to classic baseball songs.There just happen to be some rainbow flags and the kiss cam draws attention to both straight and same-sex couples. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Yankee Stadium | Photo: Unsplash/Chanan Greenblatt