…investigation launchedRegional Executive Officer (REO) of Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) Kim Williams-Stephen says the used bulldozer, which was recently purchased is indeed the property of the regional administration.Her acceptance came days after she denied that the machinery was property of the regional administration at the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) meeting last Thursday.“It is not a part of our property; we have not signed as receiving it as yet,” she told the RDC and also denied that the Region had paid the supplier for the equipment. However, at a press conference on Monday, the REO told reporters that the bulldozer, which was purchased for $14.8 million, now belonged to the Region. It was at the RDC meeting that concerns were raised over the bulldozer.Councillor Zamal Hussain called on the administration to explain the purpose of buying an old machine versus a new one.The bulldozerWeighing in on the matter, Regional Chairman David Armogan said it appeared to be a D3 Caterpillar bulldozer that was painted over and a D4 sticker was placed on it. He told the RDC that from his observations a further $6 million would have to be expended based on the level of deterioration of the machine. However, the REO told reporters at her press conference that the money was approved by Cabinet for a D3 bulldozer, noting that the proper procurement procedure was followed.“On Friday last the supplier was called and he promised to come in on Tuesday (yesterday) and if there is any defects, he is going to correct,” she said. She added that the equipment, which is now the property of the Region, came with a one-year warranty.“The facts are that the Region is in receipt of the bulldozer. If there are any defects, then it will be communicated to the supplier, who would have given the administration the one-year warranty so that in the event that we have any faulty or malfunctioning of the equipment, it will be addressed.”At the RDC meeting, the REO had said that the administration did not pay for the equipment. However, records at the RDC showed that early last year the supplier was paid $8 million for mobilisation and a further $6.7 million was paid on December 28.The bulldozer was accepted even though no inspection certificate was signed, and Armogan is calling for an investigation. He said that they should invite engineers to view the equipment and evaluate its cost and also whether it was indeed a Caterpillar D4 bulldozer.
BUSINESS: The Homeland stores in Creeslough and Letterkenny (Ballyraine) last week were recognised by Customer Service Excellence Ireland for their consistency of great service to their customers.Homeland is a brand operated by Aurivo and in total there are 37 Homeland stores across the counties of Donegal, Sligo, Mayo, Leitrim, Roscommon, Westmeath and Galway.They consist of former Donegal Creameries and Connacht Gold outlets with a dominant Agri-base customer. Although strong in the farming sector, Homeland has moved considerably into the Homeware and DIY market with an impressive product range which has widened its customer base.Staff at Creeslough and Letterkenny are part of an overall customer service programme which includes training and ongoing measurement of standards all aimed to capture great service in action in their stores.Donegal Homeland Stores excel in Customer Service Excellence was last modified: August 29th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessCustomer Service ExcellencedonegalHomelandnewsStores
RADIO NA GAELTACHTA SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIPMalin were defeated by Glenswilly at the weekend on a scoreline of Glenswilly 3-09 Malin 1-08 in a game played in poor conditions. The other result in the group saw Gaoth Dobhair defeat Seam MacCumhail so the group is still wide open with Glenswilly on four points, Gaoth Dobhair on two with Malin and MacCumhail’s both on one. Malin play away to Gaoth Dobhair in their final group game next Sunday at 3.00. The half time score was Glenswilly 1-03 Malin 0-04 but the home side pulled away in the second half with great support play and Michael Murphy prominent, with frees keeping Malin in touch. Malin team and scorers: Darragh McLaughlin, Michael McLaughlin, Damien Harkin, Gary Farren, Stephen McLaughlin, Declan Walsh, Charles Byrne, Anthony Kelly (0-02), Seamus Houghton (0-01), Christopher McLaighlin, Seamus Doherty, Dan McDaid (0-01), Brendan McLaughlin, Matthew Byrne (1-04), Paul McLaughlin: Subs used Darren McLarkey for Brendan McLaughlin, Terence Doherty for Dan McDaid and John Gerard McLaughlin for Seamus Houghton. The reserve game which was scheduled for after the senior game was called off due to the poor condition of the pitch. They are down to play Gaoth Dobhair next Sunday at 1.30 and the game with Glenswilly has to be rescheduled so check facebook for details. The club would appeal to all members to make an effort to support the team on Sunday in the biggest game of the year. UNDERAGEThe Under Fourteen Boys had a great trip away and they would like to thank Michael and Ann Doherty (Owen) and the Castletown club from County Meath for their hospitality over the weekend.Malin held a very successful under 10 Blitz on Saturday with teams from Malin, Termon, Dungiven, Glenullin, Glenswilly, Naomh Padraig Muff and MacCumhails all involved. Well done to all coaches and mentors who saw very fine displays of football with winners from Malin, Termon and MacCumhails. Special mention to the all the players who took part, both boys and girls, showing some fantastic skills at this early age. LOTTOThere was no winner of this weeks jackpot of €2100. The numbers drawn were 3-2-5-6-7-4-1 and the €50 winner was Gráine Byrne, Beaugh with the €20 sellers prize going to Christopher McLaughlin, Auchayclay. Next weeks jackpot is €2150. SHOPThe club shop is open every Saturday from 12.00 – 2.00and Sunday from 11.20 – 2.00 or alternatively contact Susan Byrne on 9370638 or 0867832242 . The shop also has a great range of stock in all sizes including coats, jackets, hoodies, tracksuits, socks, shorts, hats and much more club merchandice.MALIN FACE GAOTH DOBHAIR IN MUST WIN SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP CLASH NEXT WEEKEND was last modified: August 24th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAASport