Region 2 still battling to find relocation spot

first_img…as facility continues to sinkThe regional administration of Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) is battling against time to find a suitable relocation spot for vendors as the Charity Market Centre Wharf continues to rapidly deteriorate, posing danger to life and limb.When contacted, Regional Executive Officer (REO) Rupert Hopkinson related that they were still in consultation with the vendors to decide on a suitable relocation spot. Additionally, he explained that an engineer has been contracted to assess what needed to be done and how fast they should act.“We have someone we are working with and all I can say is that nothing has changed. We are still looking for a spot for the vendors and working with them so that we come to an agreeable conclusion,” Hopkinson told Guyana Times.Regional Councillors at the last RDC meeting discussing the condition of the Wharf among other businessMeanwhile, Regional Chairman Devanand Ramdatt related that the Regional Democratic Council has instructed the REO to ensure that a solution is arrived at to prevent possible injuries.Reports are that the Wharf continues to sink and the cracks are getting bigger.The Charity Market Wharf, according to engineers, has sunk more than six inches and poses a serious risk to life and limb, but the vendors utilising the area are refusing to relocate until the Public Infrastructure Ministry mobilises a team to execute urgent repairs.In an earlier interview, Regional Vice Chairman Nandranie Coonjah said that the Market Centre Wharf at Charity has been engaging the attention of the Region’s Works Committee since August of 2017 and that was the reason for the initial study on the Wharf. She explained that they engaged the regional engineer who ventured below the Wharf and discovered the rapid deterioration.The engineer observed large cracks in the floor with several rotting boards. Further, most of the piles beneath the Wharf were determined to be no longer able to support the structure. The solid concrete wharf is thus sitting precariously on a few remaining piles, and the prognosis is that it is likely collapse.The vendors reported that they were aware of the danger posed by the sinking Wharf, but they needed a solid plan before they could relocate their businesses. They are also waiting on the Ministry to officially commence work and remove them.The structure is 32 years old, and requires urgent attention since over 30 persons utilise it for vending and countless others for other purposes. It is also a parking area for many persons using their boats to traverse the Pomeroon River. (Lakhram Bhagirat)last_img read more

Jobs: Receptionists/Dispatchers and Accountant sought by Local Link

first_imgJob Vacancies: Local Link Donegal Sligo Leitrim are currently hiring for three vacancies at their Killybegs base. Management are seeking applicants for the roles of Qualified Accountant (preferable CIMA or ACCA) and two Receptionists – Dispatchers.See below for job details for each role and application information:  Position: Receptionist – Dispatch x 2Location – KillybegsThese positions will have dual roles shared between a Transport Dispatcher and Front Office Receptionist. Under general supervision, the transport dispatcher schedules and dispatches a range of transport services in accordance with needs identified, available resources and in line with standard operating procedures. He/she is also responsible for the inputting, maintenance and submission of the required monitoring on the reporting systems. Under general supervision, the Front Office Receptionist has a duty to ensure the first encounter of people accessing Local Link, either in person, by telephone or social media, has a professional, friendly and a competent experience. Duties and responsibilitiesPromptly and professionally responds to passenger service requests and, subsequently, schedules transport services to meet the needs of passengers and partner organisations to assure timely and efficient services in line with company policies and proceduresAnswer customer service telephone, provide general information to current and potential passengers (timetables, public transport service timetables) and determine specific service needs in relation to accessibility and location. Research addresses and verify pick-up and destination informationEnter passenger information on ITMS Monitor, review, update and maintain the data base regularly or as required and comply with GDPRUse a computerised scheduling and Mapping system to input passenger and service information, to plot and design services based on passenger requirements and to make transit service bookingsAssist the Management Team with preparation of schedules and passenger information for service providers/drivers based on the strategic planning of service provision and on passenger requestsCommunicate with transport providers/drivers and Day Centres to discuss passenger logs, passenger requests and scheduling issues. Act as a resource for drivers to discuss safety and other issues arising on a daily basis or as requiredTroubleshoot problems encountered while providing service and take steps to remedy identified problems and coordinate with management team on problem resolutionBe responsible for the inputting of required information to the Integrated Transport Management System (ITMS) and other reporting systems and assist in compiling and submitting completed and accurate monitoring data to the Management Team on a monthly basisUpdate Social media pages on route information and promotions when requested. Maintain incoming and outgoing registers including post, visitors and staff.Manage main phone switch. Manage and maintain housekeeping records and supplies.Skills and personal qualitiesKnowledge of reading and interpreting maps and scheduling effective routing and journey planning on a computerised systemSkilled in record managementAbility to be courteous and respectful and discrete in providing customer servicesAbility to utilise standardised IT packages along and programme related systems with a working knowledge Microsoft Office and Excel. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the publicExperience of working with community and voluntary organisationsPrevious experience in a busy working office is desirable. Be positive in disposition and work as part of a team.Be flexible and adaptableBe open to training and upskilling.The salary will commensurate with experience and qualifications.Working week – 37.5 hours (9am – 5pm Mon – Fri, Half hour lunch break)Please forward a cover letter and your CV by email only to: SITT1hr@gmail.com No later than 12 noon Friday 21st June 2019.Shortlisting may apply.Canvassing will not be tolerated and will disqualify potential candidates.Position: Qualified Accountant preferable CIMA or ACCALocation: Killybegs, Co. Donegal. The main responsibility of the post is the maintenance of financial records, the processing of income and expenditure and the undertaking of a range of financial reporting and administrative tasks. The post operates in a team environment and successful candidate will be expected to work in a collaborative manner with co-staff and management. From time to time the post requires an element of working unsocial hours and travel. This role will report to management.Duties and responsibilities Administer accounts receivable and accounts payableProcess sales invoicesAdminister day to day financesPrepare monthly accounting reconciliations and reports to deadlinesAdminister credit control/debt collectionAdminister payment of bills, invoices and staff expense claimsMaintain records of invoices and receiptsPrepare monthly reports for fundersEnsure financial controls are adhered toAssist in preparation of year end auditWith management, improve financial controls within the organisationAssist with procurement and risk management processEnsure compliance with good financial governance inline with legalisationUndertake and other duties as requested by managementEssential CriteriaQualified Accountant preferable CIMA or ACCAMinimum 3 yrs. experience in a similar roleExcellent IT Skills, particularly in Excel, MS Office, Sage and Thesaurus Excellent Organisations SkillsPrevious experience in financial controlStrong knowledge and experience of accounting software packages (Sage)Hands-on experience in small/medium organisations desirable. An understanding of the Voluntary SectorUltimately, you will ensure all financial transactions are processed accurately and on time.Be positive in disposition and work as part of a teamBe flexible and adaptableBe passionate and energetic about the workHappy to work for the voluntary non for-profit sector. This post is part-time (20 hours per week) with a possibility of future full-time employment. The Salary will commensurate with experience and qualificationsPlease forward a cover letter and your CV to:SITT1hr@gmail.com no later than 12 noon Friday 21st June 2019. Shortlisting may apply. Canvassing will not be tolerated and will disqualify potential candidates. Jobs: Receptionists/Dispatchers and Accountant sought by Local Link was last modified: June 7th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:AccountantdispatcherFinanceKillybegslocallinkReceptionistsouth donegal jobsTransportlast_img read more