Breaches in the sea defences of Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) may have to wait to receive attention since the Government will place emphasis on regions which are more vulnerable.Region Six Vice Chairman Dennis DeRoopOne of the breaches in BerbiceThis is according to Region Six Vice Chairman Dennis DeRoop while addressing the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) on the issue.DeRoop, who is a member of the Sea Defence Board, explained that like other Regions, Region Six was under threat, but the Government would prioritise the needs of the Regions based on the dangers of the breaches.“Money is not issued based on regional needs, but rather the country’s situation. Hence, other Regions may take precedence over Region Six sea defence repair work. So, some of the breaches we have may not be fixed right now,” DeRoop said as he made mention of the expected October spring tide.“Region Six has two threatening areas which could be like what occurred at Mahaica.” One area, he said, stretches from Wellington Park to Brighton on the Corentyne and the other from Number 51 Village to Number 62 Village, also on the Corentyne.Those are the two … [tricky] areas; there is no defence presently. I made recommendations at the level of the Board and the contract was started last Wednesday at Wellington Park to seal about 300 meters, but the opening is much wider than that. I was told that a project will be done in phases,” DeRoop explained.He posited that the areas would be continuously monitored while adding that the Board recommended that the breaches at Number 51 and Number 62, be attended to next year. Boulders will be placed to retain the line of the sea defence.“If you do not retain the line, then it could become like the Mahaica situation. It was expected with the hurricane season in the Atlantic that the breach and Danzig at Mahaica would give away,” the Vice Chairman said.In Corriverton, there was a project being funded by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to reinforce the sea defence from Scottsburg to Line Path. According to the Regional Vice Chairman, the lifespan of the sea wall there has already expired.“That is why that area was recommended under the CDB loan. The contract currently on is for the rehabilitation of that area. Another CDB project should be executed on the East Bank of Berbice. However, the design that the consultant submitted has not been accepted by the CDB.”That project, according to DeRoop, has been put on hold. Upon completion, this project was expected to rectify the outfall channels along the East Bank of Berbice.At Fyrish, there is a breach which needs urgent attention, DeRoop told the RDC. “There is no defence presently there,” he said.Referring to the recent spring tides as the highest-ever seen in Region Six, the Sea Defence Board will be monitoring the coastline.In addition, the Vice Chairman noted that in Orealla there was sand erosion. “Those areas there are breaking away, slipping into the River. That area will also be monitored as well as overtopping of the Canje River, which has affected both the East and West Canje.In Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice), where the sea defence gave way at Dantiz last week causing widespread flooding and the destruction of farmland and livestock, the Vice Chairman said the Board has acknowledged that work has to be done in two threatened areas.He explained that at Mahaica, there were four to five kilometres of sea defence to be repaired, but it could not all be done now.“That will be a lot of money. It will take the entire budget of the Agriculture Ministry to fix.” Nevertheless, it is not the only danger-prone area as similar threats are present in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) and Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), DeRoop added.
“(Martinez) got off to a slow start, but now she’s strong,” Manthey said. “Three of her past four scores have been in the low 40s.” Dilger, averaging near 40 strokes in league, recently recorded one of the best shots by a Rebel this season – holing an eagle from the fairway at Antelope Valley Country Club in Lancaster. “She hit a 9-iron in from about 120 yards,” Manthey said. Brother act: Palmdale resident Lawrence Jarvey, who nearly won the Western State Conference scoring title in his redshirt-sophomore season at College of the Canyons in 2003, teamed up with younger brother Erik last week to qualify for the Southern California Golf Association Four-Ball Championship. Erik Jarvey, now a freshman starting for Cal State Northridge, and Lawrence – he failed in a bid to make the CSUN team as a walk-on this season after being out of competitive golf for a year – combined to shoot 8-under-par 64 in their SCGA Four-Ball qualifier at Crystalaire. The younger Jarvey, a June graduate of Highland High – both brothers were Southern Section qualifiers for the Bulldogs – has been hot lately. He placed sixth at the SCGA Amateur championship in July, with Lawrence as caddie, then won the CSUN preseason tournament to start the year as the Matadors’ No. 1 player, then opened his collegiate career with a team-medalist score of 68 at the Northwest Collegiate Classic. Team Jarvey finished with nine birdies against a bogey at Crystalaire in a 33-31 effort to finish one shot clear of its nearest challengers. The top 12 teams in the 36-team qualifier claimed berths in the Dec. 14-15 SCGA Four Ball Championship at El Niguel Country Club in Laguna Niguel. The Jarveys’ success contributed to some interesting dynamics. Erik’s Cal State Northridge coach, Jim Bracken, just missed advancing to the Four-Ball final. Bracken and James Forsyth combined to shoot 69, good for second alternate. Dave Shelburne, (818) 713-3609 email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “I think next year is really going to be interesting,” said Quartz Hill coach Stu Manthey, whose team can lock up the Rebels’ fourth league title in five seasons by defeating Highland and Lancaster in Thursday’s three-way match at Rancho Vista Golf Course in Palmdale. Manthey said this Quartz Hill team – it already has qualified for the Nov. 8 Northern Divisionals at River Ridge Golf Club in Oxnard – is comparable to his 2004 team, which came within three strokes of advancing to the Southern Section final. “We’ve been very consistent this year,” said Manthey, whose team lost two-time Southern Section individual finalist Danielle O’Neill when she opted to not play high school golf this season. “The scores have been very similar. I think the big difference is the loss of Danielle was made up for by the play of a lot of our other golfers.” The 36-hole Golden League tournament to determine the league’s two individual postseason qualifiers will be held Monday at Crystalaire and Wednesday at Rancho Vista. Erdman, averaging about 39.5 in league play, is the Rebels’ leading candidate for a berth in the Nov. 4 Southern Section individual final at Diamond Bar Golf Club. Manthey said Friga and Martinez also have been playing well recently. Quartz Hill High moved a step closer to a third consecutive Golden League girls’ golf championship by handing Lancaster its first league defeat of the season. The Rebels took the first five individual spots and totaled 229 in sweeping Lancaster (303) and Palmdale (323) in a three-way league match Thursday at Crystalaire Country Club in Llano. Ali Erdman shot 40, Katie Dilger, Ayla Friga and Chelsie Martinez each had a 47 and Sarah Webb 48 for Quartz Hill, which improved to 15-3 overall and 10-0 in league play. The Rebels’ victory broke them out of a first-place tie with young and improving Lancaster (12-2, 9-1), which is playing with no seniors and enjoying the best season in its brief history of girls’ golf.