first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, March 8, 2017 – Nassau – The Minister said he and his team would work until 2am this morning to ensure they contained that fire now restricted to the landfill, but which still has smoke polluting nearby Jubilee Gardens.Minister of Environment, Kenred Dorsett said it was to be another long night until they ensured the dump could resume operations.  Residential waste will be accepted at the dump from today; Industrial and Commercial trash will not be accepted until the dump is ready for it.   In speaking to media, the Minister said the problem is that the dump expanded over the years, gradually eating away at the buffer which existed between it and the nearby communities.There are currently two groups in negotiations with government to take over management of the Harold Road dump; one  is a consortium which has been in talks with The Bahamas Government for nine months now.  Hundreds were displaced by Sunday’s fire, which was exacerbated by the 35 mph winds on that day.#MagneticMediaNes Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#MagneticMediaNeslast_img read more

first_imgPeople suffer as Gopalganj bus strike enters 2nd day. File photoThe indefinite strike enforced by bus owners and workers of the district entered the second day on Tuesday causing immense suffering to people.The indefinite strike was enforced on Monday morning protesting the torching of a bus and demanding stopping the plying of illegal vehicles on Dhaka-Khulna highway.The decision to enforce the strike came at a meeting of bus owners and workers’ associations held at Gopalganj police lines bus stand on Sunday evening.Two people, including a student of Gopalganj Polytechnic Institute, were killed as a bus skidded off the road and fell into a ditch at Gopinathpur in Sadar upazila of the district on Sunday morning.Angered at their fellow’s death, students of the institute blocked the highway, vandalised several vehicles and torched the bus responsible for the accident.Meanwhile, police filed a case against 700-800 people on Sunday night for obstructing law enforcers from performing their duties and torching vehicles, said officer-in-charge of Sadar police station Monirul Islam.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: Harindra Rao, General Manager, Eastern Railway in a recently held performance review meeting advised all the principal heads of the departments and divisional railway managers to review their performance, especially in safety, punctuality, freight loading and cleanliness with respect to other Railways. Rao said good performance of Eastern Railway was helping in originating passenger traffic, commissioning of new lines, periodic overhauling of out-turn coaches and electric loco, reduction in rail fractures and wagon detachment, specific fuel consumption and in telecommunication failure. In the meeting, Rao advised all principal heads of the departments and divisional railway managers to improve all the parameters so that performance of Eastern Railway remains remarkable at the end of current financial year. In Eastern Railway, ticket checking drives have been launched vigorously and an additional earning of Rs 37 lakh has been generated in the month of April itself.General Manager advised the divisional railway managers and principal heads of the departments to undertake a special drive from 15 May, targeting improvement of safety at manned/unmanned level crossings all over Eastern Railway. During the period, a massive public awareness campaign will also be undertaken to educate and counsel road users through various means like posters, pamphlets and educative awareness advertisements through print & electronic media. Eastern Railway’s main focus is safety and punctuality. GM also advised all concerned to take adequate steps to ensure punctuality of summer special trains, adequate arrangements for drinking water and smooth functioning of air-conditioning machines in trains during the summer season.last_img read more