Mabaruma solar farm to be fully operational by month end

first_imgThe first ever solar farm located at Khan’s Hill, Mabaruma, Region One (Barima-Waini) is expected to be fully operational by the end of this month. According to the Department of Public Information, the farm has been substantially completed with testing being carried out to efficiently integrate its electricity supply into the local grid system.The initiative is anticipated to increase the electricity supply to residents by eight hours. According to the mid-year report, feasibility studies for the establishment of solar farms have so far been completedFinancing for the development of these farms is being pursued with support fromThe solar farm at Khan’s Hill in Mabarumathe country’s development partners. The report further states that geotechnical studies for the development of hydropower projects at Kumu and Moco Moco are expected to begin in the third quarter, and once completed will be included in a feasibility study.Following a recent visit to Norway by Minister of State Joseph Harmon, Public Infrastructure Minister, David Patterson and Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman and other officials, Government has secured $80 million under the Guyana-Norway partnership agreement.The money will be directed towards intensified efforts to achieving 100 per cent renewable energy use.To date, under the energy efficiency programme, a total of 11,273 LED lamps and 1027 motion sensors have been outfitted to Government buildings. A total of 90 of said buildings – above the 74 target – will have solar photovoltaic (PV) panels installed by year-end.This represents 1.9 kilowatts of new installed solar capacity.last_img read more


ST EUNAN’S COLLEGE RAISE €1,500 FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS

first_imgThe presentation to Letterkenny Strikers Special Olympics Club from St Eunan’s College.A group of Transition Year students from St Eunan’s College held a very successful table quiz in Arena 7 on Wednesday the 4th March in aid of two local Special Olympic clubs, Letterkenny Strikers Special Olympics Club and North West Special Olympics Club.This event was a huge success with 33 teams taking part on the night. The quizmaster, Mr. Neil Gordon, a teacher in Saint Eunan’s College, provided the audience with a great night’s entertainment.Apart from the actual quiz, Mr. Gordon had members of the audience vying for spot prizes by performing handstands, reciting poetry and doing push-ups. It is safe to say that this was not your ordinary quiz! The event raised €1,500, with €750 going to each club.This quiz was organised by a dedicated group of students, namely Jacek Bien, Lewis Carson, Seán Halvey, Mark Irwin, Kevin Kealy, Ruairí Kennedy, Ciaran McCloskey, Seán McGettigan, Ryan McGinty, Rafal Morys, and Cale O’Donnell.The €1,500 cheque presentation to local clubsThis group of students are taking part in a Special Olympics Module ‘So Get Into It’, facilitated by their teacher Ms. Ciara Boyle. These students have been meeting every Wednesday, after school, since September. As part of this module, students have been learning about enabling people with a learning disability to fulfil their potential and ambitions and fully participate in the world around them. This enrichment programme promotes the personal, social, educational and vocational development of pupils and helps prepare them for their role as autonomous, participative and responsible members of society.As part of this module, each of the students have registered as volunteers with Special Olympics Ireland and they have been volunteering with the beneficiaries of the quiz, Letterkenny Strikers Special Olympics Club and North West Special Olympics Club.In April of this year, this group of students will receive training from Special Olympics Ireland to prepare them to act as officials at the Special Olympics Basketball League Finals in Antrim Forum on Saturday the 9th of May.Presentation to North West Special Olympics ClubThere is great excitement about this upcoming event among the students. Their teacher Ms. Ciara Boyle said that these students have been a delight to work with and they are a credit to themselves, their families and their school.The Principal of Saint Eunan’s College, Mr. Chris Darby, had the following to say about the quiz: “I am delighted that the school was involved in such an excellent cause. Well done to the staff and students who put so much work into ensuring the evening was a success and a special thanks to the students that came along on the night to support their colleagues. I look forward to even more opportunity to work with Special Olympics in our school”.Saint Eunan’s College were overwhelmed by the huge support they received in the organisation of the quiz and they wish to sincerely thank the local businesses who made donations and sponsored raffle prizes (Fit Hub Ireland, Radisson Blue Hotel Letterkenny; Marks and Spencer; La Maison; Menary’s; The Sandwich Co; Evolve Menswear; Sony Centre; Universal Books, Dunnes Stores; Patrick Gildea Hairdressing; Tobin’s Service Station; Streets Ahead Hairdressing Salon; Joe’s Butchers; 4Lanterns; Apache Pizza; The Swingroom; Private Collections; McFadden’s Pharmacy; Pats on the Square; The Kitchen; Cooney’s Home and Garden; and Surprise Surprise). They wish to sincerely thank the management and staff of Arena 7 for facilitating the charity quiz night. They also wish to thank the volunteers and athletes of the local Special Olympics clubs for welcoming and accommodating the students as volunteers. Finally, they wish to express their sincere gratitude to everyone who came along to support the quiz and to those that bought raffle tickets and supported the event in any way.ST EUNAN’S COLLEGE RAISE €1,500 FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS was last modified: March 29th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalletterkennySt Eunan’w Collegelast_img read more