The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CHPA) will again be conducting outreaches in Regions Five (Mahaica-Berbice) and Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) allowing residents the opportunity to acquire house lots at affordable costs.The Minister with responsibility for the housing sector, Valerie Sharpe-Patterson, disclosed that these activities are aimed at taking affordable housing solutions to all while ensuring equal opportunity for all.According to the Guyana Information Agency (GINA), on Thursday, June 9, 2016, the Minister and her team will be in Region Six to firstly facilitate serving members of the Guyana Police Force at the Albion Sports Complex, between 09:00h and 12:00h. After a short break, the team will resume at 13:00h to attend to other citizens with all housing related matters.Then on Friday, the team will be at the Region Five Regional Office (Fort Wellington) for another outreach. Serving ranks of the Guyana Police Force and residents of Burma will be attended to between the hours of 9:00 and 11:00. The outreach will recommence at 12:00h through to 16:00h, with the allotted time dedicated to other citizens with all other housing related matters.The Ministry is asking for persons to walk with all necessary documents to ensure the smooth flow of the outreach. These latest outreaches are aimed at intensifying the Ministry’s drive to ensure that affordable housing solutions are within the reach of all Guyanese.Already for the year similar exercises have been conducted in Regions Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), Four (Demerara-Mahaica), Five (Mahaica-Berbice), Six (Ease Berbice-Corentyne), Nine (Upper Takatu-Upper Essequibo) and 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), much to the benefit of residents of these areas.It was reported, the Central Housing and Planning Authority has allocated 1400 house lots since taking office just over one-year ago. A total of 251 lots were allocated during the period June to December 2015, while a total of 1200 lots were allocated during the period, January to May 2016. These allocations span all categories; very low income, low income, moderate and high.
Pat Ferris has won his fourth Roubaix Cup Trophy.On Sunday March 27, the final 27 km leg of the Cup, known as the Two River Roubaix took place, with Ferris coming in first with a time of 1:00:54, only 24 seconds ahead of second place George Gamble.- Advertisement -Ferris and his competitors overcame less than ideal cold and snowy conditions, racing through pavement, packed snow, ice, mud and water.Despite the conditions, Ferris was able to close the gap while racing in the mud, passing leader George Campbell and maintaining the lead throughout the final paved stage of the race.With a victory in the final race, Ferris won two stages in the Roubaix Cup, securing him 13.5 points and first place overall. Gamble, who finished second, ended the event with 11.5 points and third placed Gary Hilderman finishing with 6.5 points.