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Construction work on the synthetic athletic track at Leonora are facing several delays

Construction work on the synthetic athletics track at Leonora are facing several delays but according to a consultant to the project many of the delays were unavoidable. Patrick Pitt is a director of Design & Construction Services Limited and he gave the media a wide ranging explanation of the challenges they encountered after construction began. These included flooding and additional surveying. Pitt has maintained though, that of the seven sites proposed, the Leonora site was the best. He said they will not sacrifice speed for quality.

Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Sport Ministry, Steve Ninvalle, said that all errant contractors were replaced in order to have the project moving.

The cost of the project is expected to spiral to about 1 billion dollars, a four fold increase from an estimated 250 million dollars which was the figure given by Dr. Luncheon in June of this year.

Guyana’s Golden Jaguars any minute now will be preparing to play their hearts out against El Salvador. The match is a do or die for the Jags who are without a point in the group, which also includes Mexico and Costa Rica. A win for Guyana will give them the much needed confidence coming into the return game at Guyana’s Providence Stadium  in four days.

Guyana’s squash queen, Nicolette Fernandes, continues on her comeback from injury with rigorous training for her upcoming tournaments. She has already won a Wispa Tournament in Wales in May and just recently copped the Caribbean Senior title in Trinidad.

She said in an interview with Capitol News, that she is just trying to focus on each game as she works towards  getting back to the top of her game.

Fernandes  credits the support of family and dedicated support groups for all she continues to achieve.

The squash champion was busy this past holiday period  imparting her knowledge to participants in a summer camp organized by the squash association.

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