The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Norfolk District has awarded Houston based Dredgit Environmental Corporation a $520,070 contract to perform maintenance dredging along the Chincoteague Bay Federal Navigation Channel.The company will be responsible for removing approximately 10,000 cubic yards of material to bring the channel to a minimum depth of 6 feet.Commenting the latest announcement, Chris Turner, Norfolk District project manager, said: “This vital navigation project provides access into Chincoteague Bay, Chincoteague Inlet and the Atlantic Ocean for commercial fishing vessels, charter fishing boats and private interests, and has a tremendous amount of economic impact to the eastern shore.”The channel is a protected harbor for small boats on Chincoteague Bay in Accomack County near the Virginia-Maryland border. Dredging will occur in the approach channel and L-shaped harbor basin to a required depth of 6 feet, with a foot of paid allowable overdepth.The channel sediments, comprised of mostly fine-grained material, will be placed into an upland- placement site adjacent to the federal navigation channel, said USACE.Contract maintenance dredging is required every 5-7 years to maintain congressionally authorized depths and ensure safe navigation.According to USACE, the channel was last dredged in 2009.
In Malaysia, however, Veloso said wastold the job was no longer available and was sent to Indonesia instead, whereshe was arrested at Yogyakarta airport for allegedly carrying 2.5 kilograms ofheroin inside her luggage provided by Sergio. Veloso is not a complainant in the case.However, Manila raised the charges against Sergio and Lacanilao when it askedJakarta to stay her execution in 2015. The prosecution “sufficientlyestablished the guilt of both accused…beyond reasonable doubt,” thecourt decision read. MANILA – Two people who booked Mary JaneVeloso a job in Indonesia, where she is on death row on drug charges, werefound guilty of large-scale illegal recruitment involving three other Filipinavictims on Thursday. Mary Jane Veloso. ABS-CBN News A court in Nueva Ecija sentencedVeloso’s neighbors, Cristina Sergio and Julius Lacanilao, to life imprisonmentand a fine of P2 million in the case filed by Lorna Valino, Ana Marie Gonzalesand Jenalyn Paraiso. Securing a human trafficking convictionin a Philippine court could help Veloso escape death row, lawyer Edre Olalia,president of the National Union of People’s Lawyers, earlier said. (ABS-CBN News) Indonesia sentenced Veloso to death inOct. 2010 over drug trafficking charges. She was scheduled to be executed in2015 but was spared from capital punishment after the Philippine governmentsaid her testimony would be vital in human trafficking charges against herrecruiters. Veloso earlier claimed the two offeredher a job as a domestic helper in Malaysia. Aside from illegal recruitment and humantrafficking complaints, Sergio and Lacanilao also face charges for estafa.
WITH the days counting down to the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMR&SC) International Race of Champions, one competitor is already licking his chops to get his hands on one of the local titles.Motilall Deodass, better known as Kevin, is in prime position to win the 2017 Toyota Starlet cup to be hosted by the GMR&SC this weekend.“Yes, I am the current leader of the Starlet Cup 2017 championship, but there is still a lot more to do to take it. There are two whole days of racing before anyone can be crowned champion.”He added, “At the moment, I want to take every race as it comes to ensure that we make the best of them and get maximum points.”“We know there are some strong competitors in the group like Rameez Mohamed and Allan Da Silva, but we also have to be cognizant of the new-comers in the group,” Deodass continued.He noted that at the moment, the car is working well but there are definitely some areas that need to be tightened up on.“I think a little more seat team can’t possibly hurt for me as a driver and I think in this week leading up to the race meet, I will be trying to get some more seat time.”
A couple were arraigned in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Wednesday for physically assaulting a young man.The charge stated that on October 10, 2017 at Queen Street, Tiger Bay, Georgetown, Adi Dubay, 34, and Napula Baptiste, 31, both of B Field Sophia, Greater Georgetown, assaulted Anthony Bartholomew causing him grievous bodily harm.They both pleaded not guilty to the charge.Dubay later begged Magistrate Fababyo Azore to issue a warning to Bartholomew, claiming that the young man hurled insults at him while they were entering the court. In a bid to defend himself, Bartholomew explained that Dubay taunted him as he passed into the court, which resulted in his reply.Dubay was placed on $75,000 bail while Baptiste’s bail was put at $100,000. They are expected to return to court on March 28, 2018.