By Utamu Bellerecently-elected Mayor of Linden, Carwyn Holland believes that the town will be a key gateway to Brazil, as well as a hub for commerce, transport, hospitality and mining services.During an address to Lindeners at the launch of the annual Linden Town Week on Sunday, Holland disclosed his belief that the bauxite-rich town would be great again and reiterated his promise of developing it into a city.Referencing plans of the recently-elected Linden Mayor and Town Council (LM&TC), the Mayor outlined several initiatives which are set to come on stream in the community.Linden Mayor Carwyn Holland“We are working to realise a completed road from Brazil to Linden, and the bridge linking Region Seven, with our Region, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) to increase business traffic. We need to develop boardwalks on both banks of the river. We need to change the infrastructural face of our town. We need a municipal mall; a better garbage disposal system; upgrading of our educational system; advancement of art, culture, sports, entertainment and eco-tourism; jobs for our youths…Contracts for jobs in Linden should be of primary benefit to Lindeners,” the Mayor indicated.He said the soon-to-be-opened toll station at Kara Kara, Mackenzie, will bring enough revenue, as compensation for the wear and tear of heavy-duty trucks which traverse the Linden roadways. Holland added that the community was poised for increased job creation through public infrastructural projects. He stressed, however, that development of the town requires a cooperative effort, as he indicated that it was time for a shift in thinking by Lindeners. As such, he encouraged residents to broaden their way of thinking.Holland also called on Lindeners to collaborate in every sector, while stressing the need for a secure environment where businesses and investors can thrive. All this, he said, can be achieved with the help of Government, and investors buying in to the community’s development plans. The Diaspora, he stated, is needed now more than ever, for its international expertise. Additionally, the Linden Mayor made a call for entrepreneurs to arise and realise a business vision.“Be enterprising, it is the resolve of every Lindener. Your new Town Council is strong in advocating for small businesses and entrepreneurship. Whatever is your business dream, come and talk with us, we want to see small businesses thrive. Together we can foster a development agenda that will improve the way of life for all Lindeners and promote prosperity and prestige for our town,” he said.Holland said the realisation of that vision required best business practices and principles as well as the adaptation of green, environmentally friendly endeavours, adding that it was time for the community to embrace order and discipline.“It is time to experience true freedom. It is time to experience true democracy and it is time to experience true development. I am proud of Linden and all that we’ve endured, we are still standing.As a town, our development requires that we all play our part in bringing about our success…We need to be united, we need to have a progressive mindset…We must treat our town as the jewel of this nation that it is…”The Mayor further stated that Linden could and would return to being a better place where people from overseas would once again flock for products and services. He said he was committed to a new, enterprising, all-inclusive and corruption-free culture.”Linden will be the place to be. Linden will be the model of true development,” he stated.
Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Manipur on January 4, security measures have been beefed up on an unprecedented scale. The police and paramilitary forces, including Assam Rifles, are conducting pre-dawn cordon-and-search operations at several places. During a search on Saturday evening, insurgent leader Anand Laishram, 21, of Chajing Karam near Imphal was arrested by the joint forces. Election ploy: Cong.Mr. Modi is likely to announce a slew of developmental projects during his visit lasting a few hours. However, Congress MLA N. Loken said: “It is too late. Mr. Modi and other BJP leaders may announce some projects involving huge amounts. This is mere election ploy. Because no construction work can be taken up in view of the forthcoming Lok Sabha election.”Police sources said the search operations would continue. Identification papers of all youngsters are being verified.The police said the arrested insurgent leader, Anand Laishram, took part in the June 4, 2015 ambush against soldiers at Paraolen in Chandel district, in which 18 Army men were killed on the spot and 11 others were seriously injured. Authorities had announced a reward ₹2 lakh for information leading to his arrest, the police said.
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Golfer Tiger Woods has said he underwent a fourth surgery to relieve his ongoing back pain.The golfer confirmed on his official website on Thursday that he had undergone the operation at the Texas Back Institute here, reports Efe.The recovery period for this type of surgery is normally six months, so Woods is likely not to play again this season.”The surgery went well, and I’m optimistic this will relieve my back spasms and pain,” said Woods.”When healed, I look forward to getting back to a normal life, playing with my kids, competing in professional golf and living without the pain I have been battling so long,” he added.Woods, 41, first underwent back surgery before the 2014 Masters unsuccessfully, and needed further treatment.He had two more surgeries following the 2015 PGA season and did not play for 15 months.His last tournament was on February 3 in Dubai, where he fired a birdie-free 77 in the first round, but had to withdraw due to back pain.Woods decided to go under the knife again after seeking extensive medical advice on the best treatment to overcome his condition.